Backyard Orchard News
California 4-H Food Smart Families is recruiting teens to serve as volunteer leaders for...
Beekeepers don't like their "girls" foraging in California buckeye (Aesculus californica) It's...
A bee forages on California buckeye in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
California buckeye is poisonous to bees and can result in dying brood, or misshapen brood. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A California buckeye blooming on the UC Davis campus. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The UC IPM Pest Management Guidelines for Citrus have been updated for Asian citrus psyllid and Fuller rose beetle. There are several new insecticides listed and new recommendations for how to manage these pests in citrus orchards. The main link is www.ipm.ucanr.edu and the specific links are:
It's sort of like "The Beauty and the Beast." Or "The Pollinator and the Pest." A gorgeous...
Papilio rutulus, lands on a butterfly bush. Note the stink bug on top. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The Western tiger swallowtail quickly jerks back as it spots the stink bug. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Oops! A sip of a nectar and a view of the stink bug. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
If you've ever been "up close and personal" to a damselfly, you might have seen the water...
Water mites on a damselfly. (Photo by Greg Kareofelas, taken with a Canon Elph)
This image shows a damselfly with water mites on its thorax. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)