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2010 Annual Report

UC Statewide IPM Program

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New tools promote beneficial insects to home gardeners



  • Beneficial Predators;
  • Common Garden Spiders;
  • Less Toxic Insecticides; and
  • Weed Control Using Herbicides.


  • Bark Beetles (Escarabajo descortezador); and
  • Mistletoe (Muérdago).

UC IPM has created new print and electronic materials to help gardeners become more familiar with natural enemies in their landscapes.

Two new Quick Tip cards, Common Garden Spiders and Beneficial Predators, feature more than a dozen color photos each along with identification tips. Readers can find them on the home and garden section of the UC IPM Web site, and UC Master Gardeners will be using the printed cards in their educational programs.

Because UC Master Gardeners extend IPM information to home gardeners, UC IPM developed a PowerPoint presentation they can either use to help them learn about biological control or incorporate into their own talks. These tools also will be used in future training programs for Master Gardeners.

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