Mark your calendars and register now for these free IPM webinars! Learn about pest identification, prevention, and management in and around the home, garden, and landscape. Webinars are open to all members of the public and we encourage you to share them with anyone who may be interested in joining!
The UC Statewide IPM Program Urban and Community Webinar Series occurs on the third Thursday of every month from 12:00-1:00pm PST. All webinars are recorded and posted to the UC IPM YouTube channel– so don't worry if you can't attend!
January 18, 2024 – Peach Leaf Curl & Springtime Fruit Tree Diseases
Winter is a great time to control many fruit tree pests. In this webinar presented by plant pathologist Dr. Akif Eskalen, you will learn to identify and manage fruit tree diseases such as peach leaf curl, fire blight, and others.
February 15, 2024 - Controlling Springtime Weeds
With winter rains, come springtime weeds! In this webinar, weed scientist Clebson Goncalves will show you how to identify common weeds that emerge in the spring and how you can prevent or control them from popping up in your landscape.
March 21, 2024 - Insect Egg Identification (Easter egg hunt!)
What are those weird eggs you found? UC IPM's Karey Windbiel-Rojas will cover different types of insect eggs you might encounter in the garden and landscape—are they pests, beneficials, or just interesting visitors?
April 18, 2024 - Mosquitoes & Ticks of Public Health Concern
Mosquitoes and ticks are important vectors that can spread diseases and threaten public health. In this webinar presented by Mary Sorensen from the Placer County Mosquito & Vector Control District (MVCD), you will learn about the health risks these pests pose, how you can manage them and protect yourself, and how MCVDs in California are preparing for new threats like invasive mosquitoes.
May 16, 2024 - Moles, Voles, and Gophers!
Burrowing rodents like moles, voles, and gophers can wreak havoc in the garden and landscape by eating seedlings and plant roots, damaging tree bark, and making lawns unpleasant with their mounds and tunnels. Join Human-Wildlife Conflict Resolution Specialist Roger Baldwin to learn how best to manage these pests.
June 20, 2024 - Flea Control & Diseases: Starting from Scratch
Fleas are small but mighty insects that are important medical and veterinary pests. They can vector pathogens and parasites, and their bites cause discomfort and irritation. In this webinar presented by Laura Krueger from the Orange County Mosquito & Vector Control District you'll learn how to keep yourself and pets safe from fleas and flea-borne diseases.