UC Pest Notes -University of California’s official guidelines for pest monitoring techniques, pesticides, and non-pesticide alternatives for managing pests around
- Weed Photo Gallery ~ Includes many, but not all, weed species commonly found in California farms and landscapes. Additional species will be added over time.
- Natural Enemies Gallery ~ Includes natural enemy species commonly found on California farms and in landscapes. Additional species will be added over time.
- More Identification Helpers: ~ Identifying pests is the first step toward managing them. These keys and photo galleries will help you identify pests and their natural enemies.
Natural Pest Controls
Invisible fence kits to help keep out deer, pets, etc.:
- A Visual Guide To Roses Types of Roses
- Basic Rose info from Australia ( very applicable for Bay Area gardens) –https://blog.flowersacrosssydney.com.au/how-to-grow-
- roses/https://www.highrises.com/microgardening-for-condo-and-apartment-living.php .
- Insects and Disease of Roses -Baldo Villegas’ Bugland Roses Home Page. The reason for the name is because of my interests and expertise in entomology (bugs) and in roses.
- Stem, foliage and Root problems with picture
- Insects, mites, mollusks, and other animal pests
- Abiotic Disorders in Roses – Rose diseases caused by disease organisms and disease-like problems caused by pesticides, nutritional elements, and environmental factors.
General Fruit Tree Information:
- Fruit Tree Chilling Requirements:
- Dormancy is broken when sufficient cold temperature breaks down the growth inhibitors within the tree. This is called vernalization, “chilling,” or “winter chill.” A specific number of cumulative hours of chilling (temperatures between 32°F – 45°F), are required to break dormancy, which varies from variety to variety.
Chilling Unit Accumulation – A City by City listing from November 1 through March 30 – the usual dormant season for California’s tree fruit and nut crops.
Varieties of Fruits and Nuts:
- Dave Wilson: Fruit Trees Variety Guide, all the standards varieties plus Jujubies, Pawpaws, Asian Pears, Fruiting Mulberry, Pluot and Apriuma
- Nuts Tree Guide: Almond, Chestnuts, Filberts, Pecans, Pistachios and Walnuts
- Fruit Tree Rootstock – Pros and cons ( Table Format ) – Virus Free Rootstocks
- Blueberry information:
Low Chill or Southern Highbush Varieties
- Zaiger Genetic Dwarf Fruit Trees:
- Varieties: Pluot® & Aprium®,Plum-Cot & Cherry Plum, Peach, Almond, Nectarine, Cherry, Apricot, and Apple
- Pacific Grove Fruit Trees – Fruit Tree Varieties guide – Certified Virus Free
- Genetic Fruit Trees: Apples, Apricots, Cherries, Nectarines and Peaches
- Nut trees: Almond, Chestnuts, Filberts, Pecans and Walnut
- Fact Sheets information on 41 individual fruits, including botanical identification, plant description and culture notes, and characteristics of cultivars.
- Avocado’s and Citrus — Varieties
- Diseases and Pest of Avocados
- Diseases and Pests of Citrus
- Growing Avocados from seed
- Growing Citrus in the ground
- Growing Citrus in containers
- Growing Citrus as a Houseplant
- Propagation Chart for Sub-Tropical Fruits
Tidbits and other stuff:
- Gardening At Home With Kids
- Indoor Apartment Gardening (some of the info may not apply so get a second opinion)
- Understand Gardening Types, Tools, Tips and Benefits
- Gardening & Mesothelioma – https://mesothelioma.net/gardening-therapy-cancer-patients/
- Asbestos concerns and Cancer in older Garden Sheds- www.MesotheliomaHub.com/Mesothelioma