Why Grow Flowers in Your Vegetable Garden in 2021

Vegetable Garden

Growing your vegetables is a great thing! Having your vegetable garden is neat as it doesn’t require you to buy your own constantly. Furthermore, you grow only the vegetables you need and you will also be satisfied with the fact that they come all natural. But what many people face with when having their vegetable … 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

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

Prepare for Hot Weather and Spider Mites in 2021

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 in beans, cucurbits, eggplant, tomatoes, sweet corn, and even potatoes. Mites are not true insects but are classed as a type of arachnid closely related to insects, spiders, ticks, … Read more