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Retail Nursery & Garden Center IPM News

Retail IPM newsletter

Retail nursery and garden centers are among the top sources of pest management information for home gardeners. To help provide customers with the latest pest information from the University of California, the UC Statewide IPM Program created the Retail Nursery and Garden Center IPM News, a three times yearly e-newsletter for retail nursery and garden center employees, managers, owners, and affiliates.

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Current issue

Vol. 4 · No. 1 · March 2014 (PDF)

  • What’s the Problem with Neonicotinoids?
  • Oils: Important Garden Pesticides
  • Tell Your Customers about Mulch
  • New Resources: Bagrada Bug and Myoporum Thrips

Back issues

Vol. 3 · No. 3 · October 2013 (PDF)

  • Bad News about Impatiens
  • Two New Stink Bugs in California
  • “Deer-Resistant” Plants — Truth or Fiction?
  • Using Traps and Barriers for Insects and Other Pests

Vol. 3 · No. 2 · June 2013 (PDF)

  • Mosquito Management for Ponds, Fountains, and Water Gardens
  • Keep Asian Citrus Psyllid Out of Your Store
  • What Can Gardeners Do To Help Honey Bees?

Vol. 3 · No. 1 · March 2013 (PDF)

  • Spring Treatments for Fruit Tree Insects
  • New Snail and Slug Ingredient Now Available in California
  • Wet Weather Increases Outbreaks of Fire Blight in Apple and Pear Trees
  • New Resources: Pest Notes on Goldspotted Oak Borer and Poison Hemlock

Vol. 2 · No. 4 · December 2012 (PDF)

  • Brown Widows get foothold in Southern California
  • The Bagrada Bug: What are those bugs in the Alyssum?
  • Bed Bug monitors: Tests of 5 consumer models
  • IPM Advocates: Consultants for retail stores

Vol. 2 · No. 3 · September 2012 (PDF)

  • Fall is for Fertilizing
  • IPM Workshop for Retail Stores Set for Oct. 30
  • Termites Are Flying
  • Tiny Thrips Can Cause Unsightly Damage

Vol. 2 · No. 2 · June 2012 (PDF)

  • Tools for Removing Dandelions and Other Weeds
  • New Pest Notes from UC IPM!
  • Invasive Plants Sold in California
  • Getting the Best Results with Yellowjacket Traps
  • User-friendly Weed Identification Tool

Vol. 2 · No. 1 · March 2012 (PDF)

  • Managing Powdery Mildew on Ornamentals
  • Asian Citrus Psyllid Update
  • Mushrooms and Other Nuisance Fungi in Lawns
  • Preliminary Report on Iron HEDTA: A Natural Selective Herbicide
  • National Pesticide Information Center: A Good Source of Pesticide Information for Your Customers

Vol. 1 · No. 4 · December 2011 (PDF)

  • It's Time to Spray for Peach Leaf Curl
  • Natural Herbicides: Are They Effective?
  • IPM Workshop Held, Another Planned (Jan. 17, 2012)
  • Help! How Do I Manage Ants in my House?

Vol. 1 · No. 3 · September 2011 (PDF)

  • UC IPM Workshop (November 2, 2011)
  • UC Davis Arboretum All-Stars
  • Don't Let Pests Invade Your Nursery!
  • Rodenticide Products Are Changing

Vol. 1 · No. 2 · June 2011 (PDF)

  • It's Aphid Season!
  • Lady Beetle Releases for Aphid Control: How to Help Them Work
  • New Tools: Liquid Ant Bait Dispensers
  • Plants that Attract Beneficial Insects
  • Store Survey Provides Direction for UC IPM

Vol. 1 · No. 1 · April 2011 (PDF)

  • Biological Insecticide for Codling Moth
  • Spotted Wing Drosophila
  • Online Education Programs for Store Employees
  • Trapping to Manage Pocket Gophers

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