Mar
04
2013

Managing Spider Mites in your garden

Spider mites are one of the most common garden pests and can be found feeding on the leaves and stems of vegetables, plants, fruit trees, and vines.  Spider mite control becomes increasingly difficult once the pest has been well established in the garden so early detection is very important.  Although related to insects, mites are not insects but members of the arachnid class along with spiders and ticks.  The spider mite also known as “web-spinning mite” is the most common … Continue Reading




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Aug
28
2012

What are my late term options for fighting garden pests?

What are my late term options for fighting garden pests? One of the most common problems we talk with folks about is fighting garden pests late into the plant’s life-cycle.  As it gets later in the season, what options are available to the gardener?  First, I can’t go any further without saying, that prevention is the key to avoiding any sort of issue.  Preventative spraying during the vegetative cycle, and continuing into the beginning of the fruiting/flowering phase is one … Continue Reading




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