Managing Common Garden Pests: What Works, What Doesn’t

A nationwide reader survey reveals the best methods for managing common garden pests.


| July/August 2012


Managing common garden pests can be both daunting and overwhelming. For organic gardeners, sometimes it’s a struggle to resolve the problem without artificial or chemical means. Luckily, 1,300 gardeners from around the country shared their solutions to controlling these nuisances. Surprisingly, some of the most popular methods turn out to be less effective than others. For example, row covers and crop rotation are solutions to some of the worst garden bugs. Don’t forget that chickens and ducks are two of the most effective ways to eradicate bugs. The twelve most common garden pests are as follows, and we have the answers to controlling them:

1. Slugs
2. Squash bugs
3. Aphids
4. Imported cabbageworms
5. Squash vine borers
6. Japanese beetles
7. Tomato hornworms
8. Cutworms
9. Grasshoppers
10. Cucumber beetles
11. Corn earworms
12. Whitefly

Read the full article: Organic Pest Control: What Works, What Doesn't 

Other resources for keeping pests at bay:

Raising Chickens and Poultry for Home Pest Control
Raising Ducks Helps Your Garden Patch
Balancing the Bugs
Companion Planting in the Vegetable Garden 









mother earth news fair 2018 schedule

MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR

Next: August 4-5, 2018
Albany, OR

Sit in on dozens of practical workshops from the leading authorities on modern homesteading, animal husbandry, gardening, real food and more!

LEARN MORE











Live The Good Life with GRIT!

Grit JulAug 2016At GRIT, we have a tradition of respecting the land that sustains rural America. That's why we want you to save money and trees by subscribing to GRIT through our automatic renewal savings plan. By paying now with a credit card, you save an additional $6 and get 6 issues of GRIT for only $16.95 (USA only).

Or, Bill Me Later and send me one year of GRIT for just $22.95!




Facebook Pinterest Instagram YouTube Twitter

Free Product Information Classifieds


Copyright 2018, All Rights Reserved
Ogden Publications, Inc., 1503 SW 42nd St., Topeka, Kansas 66609-1265