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UC Blogs
  • A Gulf Fritillary spreads its wings. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
    Gulf Frits in November?

    Gulf Fritillaries in November? Yes! Gulf Fritillaries (Agraulis vanillae) are still active here in Solano County, on those warm, sunny afternoons that defy the season. They're still hanging around their host...

  • A Gulf Fritillary butterfly, Agraulis vanillae, shares the nectar of a passionflower (Passiflora) with three honey bees. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
    Thanksgiving: It's All About Sharing

    Thanksgiving isn't about selecting the largest turkey in the store, engaging in road rage or aisle anger, or preparing for the Black Friday sales. Thanksgiving is all about sharing--sharing gratitude, love and a meal.  UC Davis psychology...

  • Professor Rick Karban has researched communication in sagebrush (Artemisia tridentata) on the east side of the Sierra since 1995.
    Rick Karban: Do Plants Have Personalities?

    If you've been talking to your plants for years, you are not alone. But know this: plants can communicate, too. They eavesdrop, sense danger in the environment, and can distinguish friend from foe. A plant under a predatory attack will emit volatile...

  • Photo 13. Hairy nightshade (common summer annual that can survive into the winter)
    The importance of reducing winter weed host plants for INSV control

    Richard Smith is the UC Cooperative Extension Vegetable Crop Production and Weed Science Advisor for Monterey, Santa Cruz and San Benito counties and Daniel Hasegawa is a USDA ARS Research Entomologist for the Crop Improvement and Protection Research...

  • This is the infographic that won Jill Oberski a first-place award in the Entomological Society of America's graduate student competition.
    Jill Oberski: Why Museum Collections Matter

    Congratulations to the five UC Davis entomology doctoral students who excelled in the Entomological Society of America's student competitions, part of the organization's Nov. 16-25 virtual meeting. The UC Davis winners are Erin Taylor...

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Webinar on Managing Spotted Wing Drosophila 12/8/2020

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