Backyard Orchard News
The Kearney and Lindcove Entomology research teams are studying the impact of earwigs on mature and young citrus trees this year. We have evaluated damage of young trees, conducted both field and laboratory pesticide screening and are beginning to study earwig lifecycles in mature citrus. We invite you to join us at Lindcove on July 27 at 9 am to hear about the results of the work we have conducted so far. See the event calendar page for more information.
Release of earwigs in arena to study damage they cause to young citrus
If the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility, UC Davis Department of Entomology, seemed...
Brian Johnson, who specializes in behavior, genetics and evolution of honey bees, has joined the UC Davis Department of Entomology faculty. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Honey bee researcher Brian Johnson examines a frame of bees at the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Being named a Fellow of the 6000-member Entomological Society of America (ESA) is like winning the...
Diane Ullman, entomology professor and associate dean at UC Davis, is a newly elected Fellow of the Entomological Society of America. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Professor James R. Carey of UC Davis, considered the world’s foremost authority on arthropod demography, is a newly selected ESA Fellow. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The female black widow spider stood guard. She clutched her two teardrop-shaped egg sacs,...
Female black widow spider guarding her egg sacs on the lip of a swimming pool. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Cellar spider (aka "daddy long-legs" Pholcus phalangioides) waits for the spiderlings to emerge. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Bottoms up: Female black widow guarding her egg sacs. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Each year, with funding provided by the California Citrus Nursery Board, we test every tree at...
Staff Research Associate Therese Kapaun collects leaves at LREC for tristeza virus testing