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Commercial Horticulture, Nursery & Turf

Calico scales on dogwood.

Calico Scales About to Hatch!

Calico scale, Eulecanium cerasorum, was accidentally introduced to California from Asia in the 1920s. It has now become established …

Oak lace bugs in multiple stages with fecal spots. Photo: SD Frank

Lace Bugs on Landscape Plants

This week I have seen a couple species of lace bugs active on landscape plants. Yes, there are over …

Rose sawfly on a rose leaf. Photo: SD Frank

Sawflies on Roses

For the past several weeks I have noticed damage to the leaves of my roses. Each year this happens and …

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Recent Publications related to Commercial Horticulture, Nursery & Turf

Bermudagrass Lawn Maintenance Calendar

The following management practices will help you care for your lawn throughout the year. Location, …

Zoysiagrass Lawn Maintenance Calendar

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Tall Fescue Lawn Maintenance Calendar

This factsheet provides instructions on how to properly care for tall fescue grass year round. …

Diseases of Cool-Season Grasses

This guide is designed to help identify the most troublesome diseases associated with cool-season turfgrasses. …

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Anthracnose stand symptoms

Anthracnose in Turf

This factsheet summarizes the characteristics of anthracnose.

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Dog with toy on bare dirt at the edge of a fenced lawn

Dogs and Turfgrass Interactions

This publication answers common questions dog owners may have about lawn care. Topics include what …

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Finale XL or Cheetah Pro (glufosinate)

This pesticide factsheet covers the use and characteristics of Finale XL or Cheetah Pro (glufosinate).

Conducting a Bioassay For Herbicide Residues

General guidelines on how to conduct a bioassay for herbicide residues in soil.

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