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Targeting the Asian Citrus Psyllid

The Asian citrus psyllid, about the size of an aphid, is a major threat to the multibillion dollar citrus industry in the United States.(Photo courtesy of the California Department of Food and Agriculture)

While you're peeling and segmenting your orange at breakfast or spooning orange honey on your toast, you're probably not thinking about the Asian citrus psyllid. But Mark Hoddle, Extension entomologist and director of the Center for Invasive Species Research at the University of California,...

Posted on Tuesday, September 25, 2018 at 5:00 PM

Bringing Ecology to Management video

Seminar announcement B. Maxwell 2018

Last week, Bruce Maxwell (Professor of Agroecology/Applied Plant Ecology in the Dept. of Land Resources and Environmental Science at Montana State University) visited UC Davis. He gave a seminar entitled Bringing Ecology to Management. Here's a link to view his seminar:...

Posted on Tuesday, September 25, 2018 at 9:11 AM

Why the Bohart Museum of Entomology Rocks!

Entomologist Joel Hernandez adds the finishing touches on a rock painted by his wife, Melissa Cruz, the outreach coordinator for the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The Bohart Museum of Entomology at the University of California, Davis, rocks! Directed by Lynn Kimsey, UC Davis professor of entomology, the insect museum is named for noted entomologist Richard M. Bohart. It rocks not "just because" of the excellent scientists, staff and volunteers--and the...

Posted on Monday, September 24, 2018 at 5:17 PM

Why I Left my Boots in Mozambique

Striga (witchweed) growing in a corn field.

In March of this year I traveled to Chimoio, Mozambique to provide an Integrated Pest Management training to a group of farmers through the USAID Farmer-to-Farmer program. On my first day at the farm, we toured the farm and discussed their worst pest issues. One of the farmers brought a red...

Posted on Monday, September 24, 2018 at 11:39 AM

Good Day for Two Open Houses Saturday, Sept. 22 at UC Davis

Watch out! A honey bee buzzes into the habitat of a praying mantis. Praying mantids will be exhibited Saturday, Sept. 22 during the Bohart Museum of Entomology open house. UC Davis student Lohit Garikipati  will display some of his mantids, including orchids. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

If you've often wished you could clone yourself to be able to attend two events on the same day at the University of California, Davis, not to worry. Two open houses on Saturday, Sept. 22 have differing hours so you can attend both! The Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven, a half-acre bee...

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