Posts Tagged: rice
Ten Facts You May Not Know About Tadpole Shrimp
How much do you know about tadpole shrimp? First, they're neither tadpoles nor shrimp. Second, they're crustaceans and are pests of...
Begone Tadpole Shrimps! They're 'Time Travelers' in Rice Fields
You may have never seen a tadpole shrimp, but you ought to be concerned about it, especially if you like rice. It's neither a tadpole nor a shrimp,...
A field trial at the California Cooperative Rice Research Foundation Inc. Rice Experiment Station near Biggs, Calif. (Photo by Ian Grettenberger)
UC Cooperative Extension specialist Ian Grettenberg said that "we evaluated alternative management strategies that could be used to manage tadpole shrimp. We tested a number of materials using small metal ring plots and natural shrimp population. (Photo by Ian Grettenberger)
A tadpole shrimp feasting on rice seedlings. (Photo by Ian Grettenberger)
Float Like Lepidoptera, Sting Like Hymenoptera?
"Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee." Early in his career, the late heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali (1942-2016) drew international...
FLOAT LIKE A LEPIDOPTERA--A monarch floats over milkweed, its host plant, in this image taken in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
STING LIKE HYMENOPTERA--A honey bee, defending its colony, stings Extension apiculturist (now retired) Eric Mussen of UC Davis. Note the abdominal tissue as the bee is pulling away. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The Good, the Bad and the Bugly
The good, the bad, and the bugly... Don't miss the UC Davis Bohart Museum of Entomology virtual open house on alfalfa and rice from 11 a.m. to...
The larvae of the alfalfa butterfly are major pests of alfalfa. This butterfly is sipping nectar from a Mexican sunflower, Tithonia rotundifolia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Aphids suck the plant juices of alfalfa. This image shows aphids on a tropical milkweed stem and an immature lady beetle (ladybug). The larvae also eat aphids. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The lady beetle, aka ladybug, is a beneficial insect. It can devour some 50 aphids a day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Bohart Museum Virtual Open House: Think Pests of Alfalfa and Rice
Mark your calendar. The Bohart Museum of Entomology at the University of California, Davis, is hosting a virtual open house dealing with...
Cooperative Extension specialist Ian Grettenberger at work in his lab at UC Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Graduate student Madi Hendrick sweeping an alfalfa field for pests.
In its adult form, the alfalfa butterfly is attractive. In its larval form, it's a pest of alfalfa. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)