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Partnering with The Pieris Project
Posted 10/30/2014 - If you see a white cabbage butterfly fluttering by you, net it. The Pieris Project wants it. Entomology Today, a publication of the Entomological Society of America, today covered a story about how graduate students (including Sean Ryan of the...

Good News for the Bees!
Posted 10/29/2014 - Good news for the honey bees! And none too soon. U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack announced today (Oct. 29) in a press release that "more than $4 million in technical and financial assistance will be provided to help farmers...

Anthony Cornel Knows Mosquitoes
Posted 10/28/2014 - Medical entomologist Anthony “Anton” Cornel knows his mosquitoes--and a few snakes, too. When he was doing research in Brazil in September, he draped a snake around his neck and posed for the camera. His favorite research subjects, though,...

Unraveling the Mystery of DEET
Posted 10/27/2014 - You spray DEET on your arms, and those pesky mosquitoes leave you alone. It works. However,  not everyone wants to use DEET, a synthetic insect repellent. There's that smell, for one thing. "Properties that people do not like in addition to the...

UC Davis Arboretum Plant Sale!
Posted 10/24/2014 - If you missed the first fall plant sale at the UC Davis Arboretum Teaching Nursery on Garrod Drive, you're in luck. The next public sale is Saturday, Oct. 25 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. We attended the sale on Saturday, Oct. 11 and it was the equivalent of...

What's New IPM

HOW MUCH IS TOO MUCH OIL?
Posted 10/23/2013 - Zooming across a lake on water skis, motoring to a fishing spot, cruising the islands on vacation, or navigating a sailboat through a crowded marina, boaters know that engines help make boating fun! Boat engines need fuel and lubricating oil that can...

What the Heck is Rock Snot?
Posted 9/11/2013 - This icky sounding aquatic invader threatens tourism, fisheries and even hydropower facilities that depend on our streams and rivers. Why? Rock snot, aka didymo (Didymosphaenia geminata), is a one-celled alga or diatom. Each tiny didymo grows a...

Rat on Aquatic Invaders!
Posted 9/6/2013 - Who ya gonna call? If you spot a suspected aquatic invader, where you report it depends on the critter or weed. Remember to take photos with a camera or, even better, geo-tag them with a smartphone. Take a snapshot that shows just where you saw the...

Decon Aquatic Invaders!
Posted 8/30/2013 - How can boaters, anglers, and anyone else who works or plays in wet places help stop aquatic invasive species from conquering new territory? Decon (decontamination) is critical. Invaders can hide in mud on the tread of your boots, cling to the hem of...

California Ground Squirrel Name Change
Posted 8/14/2009 - The California Ground Squirrel's scientific name has changed from Spermophilus beecheyi to Ostospermophilus beecheyi.

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