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  • New tower signals advance of Wi-Fi communication at Kearney.

    Added June 14, 2018
    Skilled Kearney personnel prepare the foundation then maneuver the tower into place.

    From its solid foundation underground to its antenna poised above the rooftops, the new tower at Kearney is the keystone to blanketing the research fields with Wi-Fi. Access points in the field will complete the hardware portion of the tower system....

  • Summer—it’s a time for swimming, BBQs, camping, and eating invasive species.

    Added June 14, 2018
    If you've got a great recipe for wild fennel, the website Eat the Invaders wants to know. Wild fennel is listed as moderately invasive by the California Invasive Plant Council (CAL-IPC). It came from southern Europe and the Mediterranean where it is used as a spice. (Photo: Joseph M. DiTomaso, UC Davis Dept. of Plant Sciences)

    Last week during California Invasive Species Action Week (June 2 – June 10), we highlighted several pests, but there are many more invasive species out there. Now that you know about them, share your knowledge of invasive species with others. And...

  • Invasive species... What can be done?

    Added June 13, 2018
    BrownGardenSnail

    Summer—it's a time for swimming, BBQs, camping, and eating invasive species   Last week during California Invasive Species Action Week (June 2 – June 10), we highlighted several pests, but there are many more invasive species out...

  • Slow but destructive - the Italian White Snail

    Added June 11, 2018
    Italian white snails 2

    Authors: Tunyalee Martin and Cheryl Wilen   Italian White Snail Slowly Becoming an Invasive Pest (Again)   Sometimes an invasive pest takes a while to become invasive. The Invasive Species Council of California defines an invasive species...

  • Invasive species...not very a-peel-ing for citrus.

    Added June 5, 2018
    Adult diaprepes root weevil, an invasive pest in California citrus. (Photo: David Rosen, UC IPM)

    Citrus plants can be hosts for invasive pests. Knowing what pests are invasive and how to avoid them is an important part of nursery production. If you work in a citrus nursery, you play an important role in looking for invasive pests and protecting the...

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