7 Best Backpack Sprayers 2021 – Review & Buying Guide

These 7 well-performing backpack sprayers are guaranteed to make spraying your plants a way less tedious and tiring job. Love gardening but find spraying your plants to be a tedious and exhausting task? Well, in that case, you need a great backpack sprayer that will allow you to easily and efficiently spray your precious plants … Read more

Those Annoying Whiteflies – 2021 Guide

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, they’re not at all like gnats, except for the nuisance factor to growers. Whiteflies suck on plant leaves, according to Hannah Burrack, an Extension entomologist at North Carolina State … Read more

Protecting Seedlings From Pests – 2021 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 is because seedlings represent the perfect food for pests to munch on since they are still young and soft. So, the best advice I could give you is to … Read more

Control Cucumber Beetles Early – 2021 Guide

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 their favorite meal, a cucurbit, emerges. Adult beetles overwinter in protected areas near buildings, fences, and woodlots. They rapidly find host plants. In more northern areas, the striped cucumber … Read more

Codling Moth is Key Pest in Apple Production Regions of North America – 2021 Guide

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 involved as they tunnel into fruit flesh, but only CM will feed on the apple’s core and seed. The larvae also differ anatomically; unlike OFM, CM has no anal … Read more