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Perfect Camouflage

Camouflaged praying mantis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

What a perfect camouflage! Have you ever seen a green praying mantis hiding among the green growth in your garden? Concealed. Disguised. Camouflaged. The praying mantis is a patient insect. It will lurk for hours in its familiar prayer-like position, ready to ambush passing prey, usually an...

Posted on Monday, July 21, 2014 at 10:59 PM

Herbicide resistance top issue for farmers, researchers

UC Davis weed scientist Lynn Sosnoskie prepares bindweed plants for herbicide research

Here's an article by Todd Fitchette| Western Farm Press | July 17, 2014   Weed resistance issues are nothing new for university researchers and the farmers they advise. Nevertheless, science continues to partner with agriculture to find ways to address the challenges of herbicide resistance...

Posted on Monday, July 21, 2014 at 11:29 AM

Fuller Rose Beetle Management in the San Joaquin Valley

Fuller rose beetles are emerging

At a recent meeting in Exeter, I discussed the Fuller rose beetle management plan for 2014.  Research from 2013 demonstrated that two insecticide treatments per season were better than one.  These treatments could be ground treatments or foliar.  The ground treatment helps to keep...

Posted on Monday, July 21, 2014 at 11:12 AM

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