What’s Bugging You – Week 3 Japanese Beetles

Japanese Beetles About a year ago, we posted a video on Japanese Beetles. I thought it would be a good time to repost that video. Japanese Beetles are beginning to make an appearance. These tiny pests will be present for about a month. They are busy making babies who will make their grand appearance next…

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Organic active ingredients and the way they work

Organic products are becoming more popular than ever, but their active ingredients may be different than the conventional products you are familiar with. Here is a list of insecticides and fungicides that may be listed on organic products you buy. Insecticides: Bacillus Thuringiensis (Bt). Bt attacks leaf- and needle-eating caterpillars through ingesting the bacterium. Feeding stops…

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What’s Bugging You – Week 2, Leafhoppers

Potato Leafhopper and White Apple Leafhopper I have been monitoring the plants around my yard and discovered a pest that I was not familiar with. It is a pest of apple leaves, in particular. Actually, it is two pests and both are leafhoppers. The symptoms I was noticing were dark brown tips and edges of…

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What’s Bugging You…Today’s Plant Question

It was suggested that a blog series could be created from questions you bring in for us to answer. This will be the first of many short blogs that hopefully will inform you of various garden issues you may be facing. Leaf Blister Mite Today’s pest is a microscopic plant pest to pears and apples….

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