5/15/2013 10:20:01 PM
Red lily beetles are a serious threat to your lily plants - here are a few tips to combat them.
4/18/2013 8:20:47 AM
It's that time of year again...the start of tick season. Here are some tips for reducing the chances of becoming their next blood meal.
4/9/2013 8:34:35 PM
If you have wood mulch in your garden, you may be inadvertently encouraging a very messy, unwanted pest....
3/9/2013 12:50:22 AM
What are the most troublesome weeds in your garden? Is Canada thistle one of them?
12/20/2012 9:41:25 PM
Intentionally or accidently introduced alien species can be great or can be major problems.
12/6/2012 10:19:22 AM
A small flock of free-range ducks can be a great addition to your garden by giving you tasty fresh eggs, natural fertilizer and effective pest control.
10/17/2012 8:13:13 PM
With over 100,000 species in the wasp family, the names and identification can be confusing. The simple facts are that while all can sting, they are beneficial and most have diets of other insect or spider pests.
10/14/2012 9:25:50 PM
I smell a rat somewhere - or, is it a rat pie???
9/13/2012 10:53:35 PM
Moth Day: a previously-unheralded day notable for its Instant Invasion possibilities!
9/4/2012 4:33:21 PM
What you need to know to keep pests out of your home.
8/20/2012 12:34:00 PM
When it comes to outdoor entertaining, few know how to crash a party better than flying insects.
8/17/2012 5:21:48 PM
Help those species that eat mosquitoes and gain an edge on mosquito control. Darting dragonflies and swallows are great hunters of mosquitoes
6/25/2012 11:24:06 AM
A nationwide reader survey reveals the best methods for managing common garden pests.
6/15/2012 9:31:27 AM
Grasshoppers seem to be a continuing and destructive problem. Here are two efforts to control them and a plea for other ideas.
4/26/2012 12:12:53 PM
In early spring, wasps and hornets begin to emerge from hibernation. Their painful stings strike fear in many, but there is now an easy and effective way to kill these dreaded pests.
3/27/2012 6:45:44 AM
There's a lot of methods out there that supposedly work to get rid of slugs. But I've tested them all--come and see what works and what doesn't.
2/29/2012 9:42:41 AM
Illinois man recalls chinch bugs, grasshoppers, and drought destroying his crops during the depression era.
2/29/2012 9:09:46 AM
Oregon woman recalls living in the dust bowl and enduring invasions of grasshoppers during the depression era
2/29/2012 9:05:45 AM
Kansan recalls growing up during the depression era, battling dust storms to get to school, and grasshoppers to save her garden.
2/9/2012 11:39:12 AM
Iowa woman remembers how learning to plant more than they needed led to a bumper crop, and the solution to money problems on their family farm
10/28/2011 9:24:34 AM
Hank thinks Harvey Ussery's new book on chickens and other fowl may well be the most important poultry publication in 75 years.
9/26/2011 10:43:04 PM
Hummingbirds are in migration and eating me out of house and home. Plus: An encounter with what I thought were trash dumpers, a buzzard, and an old part I'm looking to ID.
8/24/2011 11:59:04 AM
While grasshopper swarms eat bushes and covers, the lilacs survived to bloom the next year.
8/24/2011 11:45:42 AM
New Kansas homestead wiped clean after grasshopper plague strikes in summer of 1874.
8/24/2011 11:40:17 AM
Grasshopper plague in 1874 descended as a black cloud blocking out the sun.
8/24/2011 11:34:02 AM
Woman remembers images of grasshoppers destroying Kansas homestead in 1876.
8/22/2011 4:32:12 PM
Paula Ebert reflects on what exactly constitutes a weed, and how one should observe nature.
8/19/2011 12:21:19 PM
Gardeners can now turn to a free online resource created by Gardener's Supply that helps identify pests and diseases while providing earth-friendly solutions.
8/10/2011 12:04:17 PM
With some little-known facts about earthworms, gain a greater understanding of one of the unsung heroes of the vegetable garden.
8/9/2011 11:34:30 AM
Learn all you can about barn cats, your best rodent-reduction system on the farm.
5/17/2011 10:31:37 PM
Make your own hummingbird feeder ant guard out of recycled wire or an old screen door latch and a spray paint can cap.
5/13/2011 5:50:36 PM
Less than twenty-four hours after posting about how well things are going in the garden Shannon discovers that a groundhog has destroyed all her brassicas.
5/13/2011 7:44:52 AM
Liquid Fence will be donating 25 cents of every sale of Deer & Rabbit Repellent to City of Hope for breast cancer research, treatment, and education.
5/5/2011 12:59:34 PM
Big Stinky is the first truly successful approach to fly control.
4/29/2011 3:38:44 PM
Protect your orchard from deer while keeping your hummingbirds safe.
4/6/2011 12:54:25 PM
Amy reviews two cold weather greens that resist slug attacks.
2/2/2011 11:48:22 AM
These well known, brightly colored bugs are neither bugs nor always ladies. Read what they are and why we should love them.
10/13/2010 2:36:36 PM
Cindy shares her passion on Integrated Pest Management and using insecticides wisely.
10/8/2010 12:57:16 PM
Native of Asia, the brown marmorated stink bug has no natural predators in the U.S., and is damaging fruit crops this year in Maryland and Virginia. They're also finding thier way into houses, where apparently they intend to stay for the winter.
10/7/2010 2:28:12 PM
With the arrival of cold weather, it's the perfect time of year to improve your vegetable garden soil.
10/6/2010 4:32:43 PM
Temporary electric fences are easy on the animals, easy on the land and easy on you.
10/5/2010 10:30:14 AM
Taking into account a few fly facts, these pesky pests offer a fascinating, albeit odious, view of the insect world.
9/2/2010 12:19:57 PM
Shannon digs up some sweet potatoes and discovers that some of them are huge!
8/27/2010 12:33:01 PM
Hank reports on cold, mild and snowy 2011 Farmers Almanac weather predictions.
8/25/2010 4:46:37 PM
Lessons learned from our small 2010 garden will inspire us when we begin planning our larger 2011 garden!
8/19/2010 9:34:40 AM
Hank reports on his trip to Gallagher's sales meeting and new product rollout.
8/18/2010 2:34:28 PM
Battling hornworms in the city garden.
8/4/2010 4:27:25 PM
With little to fear, the American Bullfrog finds its way into most of the United States.
8/3/2010 1:32:19 PM
For the first time in three years, Shannon's squash crop made it through most of the summer without succombing to squash vine borers. She celebrates her success, and admits that she's starting to get a little tired of squash.
7/24/2010 11:39:05 AM
Mountain Woman learns there is more to growing pumpkins than planting seeds.
7/13/2010 1:56:17 PM
The pests in Shannon's garden are getting bigger ... and smarter. She never gets to eat a strawberry, and now they're after the tomatoes!
7/9/2010 10:58:13 AM
Hank is very pleased with his new Gallagher SmartFence system.
7/9/2010 10:50:53 AM
A tough week for tomato blight, and an unexpected 'guest' in the garden, a tobacco hornworm.
7/2/2010 3:49:05 PM
Take action to control mosquitos with a few simple pest control steps.
6/18/2010 9:45:16 PM
Natural pest control is the best kind, I think. Here are a few of the ways we help control pests in and around the garden.
6/15/2010 3:07:36 PM
Study shows the enemy pathogens of destructive gypsy moths follow the insects’ migration closely, helping keep populations in check.
6/15/2010 2:59:25 PM
National Mosquito Control Awareness Week gives us all a chance to stay on top of that pesky summer problem with tips to lower populations of the biting insects.
6/14/2010 1:33:37 PM
Tips for U-pick strawberries, dealing with pest problems, and where to find strawberry plants.
6/5/2010 10:27:32 AM
A gardener chronicles her losing battle with rabbits in the garden, from finding a nest full of baby rabbits to continually chasing a growing rabbit out of her strawberry patch.
5/18/2010 4:08:25 PM
Method may be more economical and environmentally sound for weed control.
12/22/2009 4:24:26 PM
This homemade garden spray keeps the bugs and fungus at bay.
12/7/2009 2:58:07 PM
Electric fencing design thwarts even the most determined garden grazers.
12/2/2009 5:46:26 PM
What Shannon plans to grow, do or make in 2010.
11/30/2009 12:57:07 PM
Reflecting on the joys of an unstructured day.
11/11/2009 1:34:05 PM
Paul recaps the rest of the growing season, sucesses and failures.
10/27/2009 5:06:24 PM
A gardener reflects on her ongoing battles with insect pests.
6/29/2009 2:05:51 PM
The Chicken Whisperer dispells some rumors that prevent people from raising chickens in their backyard.
6/2/2009 10:21:36 AM
Paul finds aphid infestation good for ladybird beetle ecosystem.
4/14/2009 3:55:05 PM
Five snake breeds that you may want to keep around.
4/14/2009 9:40:20 AM
Scarecrows have a long history and are fun to make.
4/14/2009 8:57:10 AM
Poultry are an all-natural, animated insecticide.
3/24/2009 4:35:54 PM
When vermi-compost worms arrived at Brent and LeAnna's, little Ella was thrilled.
3/9/2009 5:16:37 PM
Lacy offers her recipe for a natural pesticide.
2/19/2009 2:05:33 PM
Imported insect pest poses threat to ash trees.
11/28/2008 3:24:57 PM
This beetle is a formidable pest to potatoes and harvesters throughout most of North America.
11/12/2008 12:59:32 PM
Looking back on the growing season, Deb finds many firsts and many new friends.
10/24/2008 2:19:51 PM
Scarecrows have evolved from Ancient Greece to modern day. But why do we celebrate them in autumn?
9/10/2008 5:20:26 PM
Investigating the disappearance of Monarch caterpillars.
9/4/2008 9:59:28 AM
Insect excitement surrounds discovery of endangered species.
8/19/2008 5:49:09 PM
Something wonderful is eating the parsley.
7/14/2008 12:14:10 PM
Natural compound from pine oil a new weapon in fight against pests.
6/25/2008 2:13:25 PM
Giant hogweed, among others, plagues backyard gardeners with blisters and burns
6/2/2008 4:12:25 PM
Prevention and early detection are keys to disease avoidance.
5/6/2008 9:41:40 AM
Integrated Pest Management cuts pesticide use in half.
5/6/2008 9:36:26 AM
Citizen support is key to helping National Wildlife Refuge System maintain lands.
4/30/2008 9:30:01 AM
Learn about the good, the bad and the downright creepy to keep your garden safe and thriving.
4/10/2008 4:09:22 PM
Flies may be more than a mere nuisance. They may also spread food poisoning bacteria like Salmonella enteritidis to chickens and their eggs.
3/1/2008 12:00:00 AM
Efficient biofuel production may depend on an insect’s digestion.
7/1/2007 12:00:00 AM
Audubon Society urges Americans to fight habitat loss with their own gardens.
3/1/2007 12:00:00 AM
Use these techniques to keep your home vermin-free.
3/1/2007 12:00:00 AM
Rodent proofing, trapping tips, and careful cleanup.