If you read The Plant Journal today, you may have noticed the exciting research published on...
UC Davis plant nematologist Shahid Siddique (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Weedy Rice Workshop Thursday, August 1, 2019 10:00 AM- 12:00 noon (followed by lunch) Colusa...
Newly Improved Thrips Key
The online Lucid Key, Thrips of California (https://keys.lucidcentral.org/keys/v3/thrips_of_california/Thrips_of_California.html), that identifies native and pest thrips resident in California, along with potentially invasive species not yet present in California, has been updated.
The revised version, Thysanoptera Californica (https://keys.lucidcentral.org/keys/v3/thrips_of_california_2019/), has been produced to overcome technical problems arising from Java software and to incorporate new information and images, together with some additional potentially invasive thrips species. Information pages are provided to 300 thrips species in 108 genera, with the identification system discriminating 249 species. Of these species, 40 are as yet unrecorded in California but are potential invaders, whether interstate or from overseas.
Remember, if you have one or many of these insects, there is always an "s" at the end of their name. One thrips is a thrips, three thrips are thrips.
With a buzz here and a buzz there, the 4th International Pollinator Conference, hosted by the...
Extension piculturist Elina Lastro Niño of the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology chats with the International Pollinator Conference co-founder Rufus Isaacs of Michigan State University at the Thursday reception. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Pollinator champion Phyllis Stiles (left) of the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation chats with Extension apiculturist Elina Lastro Niño of the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology at the Thursday night reception. Niño and Professor Neal Williams are co-chairing the International Pollinator Conference. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Amina Harris (right), director of the UC Davis Honey and Pollination Center, chats with honey bee veterinarian Terry Ryan Kane of Ann Arbor, Mich., at the Thursday night reception. The Honey and Pollination Center organized the conference. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Researcher Aaron Anderson of Oregon State University stands by his poster on "Which Native Plants Should Home Gardeners Grow for Pollinators." Poster sessions are an integral part of the International Pollination Conference. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
International Pollinator Conference co-chair Neal Williams shares a laugh with keynote speaker Lynn Dicks (left) of the University of East Anglia, UK, and speaker Rachel Vannette of the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
It's all about the pollinators--whether they be bumble bees, longhorned bees, squash bees, sweat...
A longhorned bee flies over a Mexican sunflower blossom (Tithonia) in Vacaville. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A squash bee, a specialist bee that forages on the genus Cucurbita, buzzes out of squash blossom in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A honey bee (Apis mellifera) and a yellow-faced bumble bee (Bombus vosnesenskii) share a flower on the UC Davis campus. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)