Backyard Orchard News
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)
Oh, honey! Are you better than all the others? Make way for the Good Food Awards competition,...
The taste of honey right from the hive--delicious! (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A frame of honey. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A jar of honey gleaming in the sun. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
What an amazing photo! Vacaville resident Cindy Carmouche, a nurse at Kaiser Permanente, captured...
Cindy Carmouche of Vacaville captured this amazing photo of early instar redhumped caterpilllars eating the leaves of her French prune tree.
This photo shows several redhumpbed caterpillars dining on the leaves of a redbud tree. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)