Category: Pests

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Those Annoying Whiteflies – 2020 Guide

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When you hear of the whitefly, do you imagine that it sounds like a gnat flying around your head and is just an overall nuisance? Actually, …

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Protecting Seedlings From Pests – 2020 Guide

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If you are a proud owner of plants, then you already know that your biggest enemies are pests, especially if your plants are still seedlings. That …

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Control Cucumber Beetles Early – 2020 Guide

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On warm spring days in many parts of the country, two species of cucumber beetles lurk near vegetable fields or feast on an available crop until …

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Critter Control: Aphids – 2020 Guide

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Aphids: Look out for those sucking mouthparts and large numbers of insects In late summer, just-planted produce can look pretty good in the field but don’t …

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Codling Moth is Key Pest in Apple Production Regions of North America – 2020 Guide

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Occasionally, consumers and producers alike come across the wormy apple. Codling moth (CM, Cydia pomonella) and Oriental fruit moth (OFM, Grapholita molesta) larvae may both be …

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Critter Control: Pests in Blueberries – 2020 Guide

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A healthy plant possibly means fewer insects Like most anywhere in the USA, fruits, and vegetables are grown in the Danville, Virginia, area, and occasionally, growers will …

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Prepare for Hot Weather and Spider Mites in 2020

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Many new miticides for strawberries and vegetables Hot and dry are ideal conditions for spider mite outbreaks. Along the East Coast, growers reported spider mite infestations …

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7 Destructive Garden Insect Pests – 2020 Guide

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Is your garden looking rough or like it’s wilting? Chances are you’ve got an insect infestation happening that if not addressed will kill your plants. There …

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What do you know about Bee Safe Pesticides?

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“Pesticide” is the general term used for chemicals that target and kill pests like insects (insecticide), mites (miticide), weeds (herbicide), bacteria (bactericide) and fungi (fungicide). However, …

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ADVANCES AND CONTROVERSY

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Genetically engineered fruits and vegetables One thing is certain about genetically engineered foods: They stir emotional discourse. On one side, opponents fear insufficient testing and distrust …

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Safety and Credibility

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Produce tracking makes good sense On a farm that focuses on quality produce, transparent production, food safety and commitment to its buyers, Brent Jackson may have …

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A Passion For Apples

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“Our regret is that we had not started this business a whole lot earlier in life,” Dorie said. “We moved here from Florida, wanting to start …

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Citrus Greening

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It’s the mother lode of all citrus diseases,” said Dr. MaryLou Polek, vice president of science and technology for the Citrus Research Board, California Department of …

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Taking Care of TROUBLE

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When greenhouses are empty, there is an opportunity to thoroughly eliminate weeds to reduce problems for the next crop cycle. Weeds are a persistent problem, needing …