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  • Coordinator of the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology's winter quarter seminars is Agricultural Extension specialist Ian Grettenberger, shown in his lab in Briggs Hall. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
    Zooming in on the UC Davis Entomology/Nematology Seminars

    The UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology's virtual seminars for the winter quarter are underway, beginning today (Jan. 20) with research entomologist Daniel Hasegawa of the USDA-ARS, Salinas, speaking on "Landscape and...


    By Kathy Keatley Garvey
    Author - Communications specialist
  • Mark Bell takes a hike and comes across some of Sheila's work
    A long, short week

    It is shaping up to be a long, short week. I know we are all anxious to see how the week unfolds. So far, so good. The combination of prolonged COVID and national unrest is getting to all of us, inspiring retirements and departures in unexpected places....


    By Wendy Powers
    Author - Associate Vice President, Agriculture and Natural Resources
  • Virginia Creeper
    Virginia Creeper: A Plant I've Grown to Hate

      Usually I write up little articles on plants I like, but this post is about a plant I've learned to detest since moving to Owens Valley: Virginia creeper.   Virginia creeper (Parthenocissus quinquefolia) is related to grapes. Except...


    By Dustin Blakey
    Author - County Director / Farm Advisor
  • Planting Right with PlantRight

    UC Master Gardener Program partner PlantRight had a information packed LIVE talk about their efforts to phase out invasive plants in California.  Alex Stubblefield, PlantRight project manager led the LIVE talk featuring their...


    By Lauren Snowden
    Author - Statewide Training Coordinator
  • The cabbage white butterfly, Pieris rapae, nectaring on catmint in the summer. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
    No Contest, But Art Shapiro Spots First Cabbage White Butterfly of Year

    The COVID-19 pandemic canceled the 2021 Beer-for-a-Butterfly Contest but sponsor Art Shapiro, UC Davis distinguished professor of evolution and ecology, found one for the record books.  Shapiro spotted a cabbage white butterfly, Pieris...


    By Kathy Keatley Garvey
    Author - Communications specialist