Termites can't hide from heat and essential oils, finds UCCE study

UC ANR - Termites can eat you out of house and home by chewing through wood and weakening the structure. The results of a new termite study led by entomologists at UC Riverside may enable homeowners to rid their homes of termites with a safer, effective pest control approach. “Combining a volatile essential oil with...
By Pamela Kan-Rice | UC Agricultural & Natural Resources |

UC ANR to work with farmers to apply artificial intelligence technologies in the field

UC ANR - UC Agriculture and Natural Resources will receive $865,000 to help farmers in the Colorado River basin and the Salinas Valley integrate digital tools and artificial intelligence into their growing systems. The funds are part of a $10 million Sustainable Agricultural Systems grant from the USDA's National Institute of Food and Agriculture to...
By Jeannette E. Warnert | UC Agriculture and Natural Resources |
Dr. Ashraf El-kereamy

El-kereamy named Director of UC Lindcove Research & Extension Center

Ashraf El-kereamy will be the new director of UC Agriculture and Natural Resources' Lindcove Research & Extension Center, starting on July 1, 2020. He will continue to serve as a UC Cooperative Extension specialist in the Department of Botany & Plant Sciences at UC Riverside and based at Lindcove Research & Extension Center. “Elizabeth Grafton-Cardwell...
By Pamela Kan-Rice | UC Agriculture and Natural Resources |

Want to save your citrus trees? Start a full-fledged insect war

LA TIMES - Growing citrus is a dicey business these days in Southern California, and not at all recommended if you live within a two-mile radius of a tree infected with Huanglongbing disease — a.k.a. HLB or citrus greening disease. However, if you live outside a “red zone” and you’re willing to actively fight the...
By Jeanette Marrantos | LA Times |
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