Backyard Orchard News
There are marathons, read-a-thons, dance-a-thons, quilt-a-thons, paint-a-thons, geek-a-thons and...
Inside the hive--every bee has a job to do. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Inside the hive--the queen bee and her retinue. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Outside the hive--worker bee heading toward a New Zealand tea tree, Leptospermum scoparium keatleyi. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Outside the hive--a honey bee foraging on a begonia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
You can't miss the flame skimmer dragonfly (Libellula saturata). You especially can't miss the...
Flame skimmer (Libellula saturata) rests on a tomato stake after hunting prey over a fish pond. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
All that glitters is not gold.The gold coin flowers (Asteriscus maritimus) planted in our yard...
Camouflaged crab spider waits for prey on a gold coin. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Close-up of crab spider camouflaged on gold coin. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Dr. Beth Grafton-Cardwell, with the help of assistants Sara, Jennifer and Jamie, is releasing...
Researchers release earwigs to study their impact on young citrus
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