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    Pest Alert: Chilli Thrips

    The chilli thrip (Scirtothrips dorsalis) has become a serious problem in Southern California. This is a small insect native to Southeast Asia that has made its way to the United…

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    How to Be Safe With Bt (Bacillus thuringiensis)

    Bt (Bacillus thuringiensis), a soil-dwelling bacterium, produces proteins that are toxic to certain immature insects. Several types of Bt-based insecticides have been approved for use in organic gardening and farming,…

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    Emerald Ash Borer Damage and Prevention

    Change happens, especially in nature. The predictable type of change, like the rhythmic cascades of the seasons or caterpillars reinventing themselves as butterflies, are reassuring, even inspiring. But catastrophic changes,…

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    Garden Pests and Threats to Beware of for 2020

    Whether they live in the Northeast or the Southwest, everyone fights their own battle in the garden. As the climate changes and nature responds, plants are being put under more…

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    Pest Alert: Agave Snout Weevil

    What is an agave snout weevil (Scyphophorus acupunctatus) you ask? We asked the same thing a few months ago when we noticed one of our American century plants (Agave americana,…

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    Mountain West: July Garden To-Do List | Regional Report

    Water wisely. If you have an automated drip irrigation system, make sure coverage is adequate throughout the garden. Control pests. Some can be deterred with a strong spray from the…

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    When the Fire Ants Take Over: Effective and Less-Toxic Solutions | Southern Plains Regional Report

    There are several harbingers of warmer weather in the Southern Plains: blooming wildflowers, freshly mowed lawns, and, unfortunately, the appearance of fire ant mounds. Nothing quite says “Summer is coming”…

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    Book Review – Good Bug Bad Bug

    Good Bug Bad Bug, by Jessica Walliser, is an indispensable field guide for quickly and easily identifying the most common garden pests and beneficial insects.

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    How to Protect Your Garden Naturally

    If you’re tired of fighting pests in your garden, you need to arm yourself with Ed Rosenthal’s new book. "Protect Your Garden" is a troubleshooting guide for growing a healthy…

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    DIY Raised Bed (Removable) Pest Gate

    This do-it-yourself pest gate is removable and can help keep out unwanted guests.

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