In the News
November 21, 2006
Gardeners can find latest information on University of California Web site
Hundreds of new pests have been added to the Pests in Homes, Gardens, Landscapes, and Turf section of the University of California Statewide Integrated Pest Management Program Web site. For the first time, users can find pest management information specific to a host plant.
Find the latest information on managing pests of vegetable, fruit tree, and ornamental plants, or household pests. New content was drawn from the UC Guide to Solving Garden and Landscape Problems, formerly only available in CD-ROM format.
More than 120 plant species are covered. Emphasis is on least-toxic management methods that protect health and the environment. The information allows users to make quick, informed management decisions while decreasing pesticide use. The database is continually updated, and additional plants and pests will be added over the next year.
Stephanie Klunk, Communications Specialist