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Garden & Greenhouse Cover Story – Guard ‘n Spray

There is nothing quite as disheartening to a gardener as contracting a pest insect or a pathogenic fungi problem. A pest insect infestation or pathogenic fungi …

Eliminating Spider Mites from Houseplants

To a spider mite, the leaf of a medium-size houseplant must seem as vast as the state of California. These eight-legged critters—cousins of ordinary spiders …

Eliminating Aphids from Orchids

Most plant pests are shy creatures who prefer to lurk in dim crannies where they can’t be easily detected, but not aphids. These bold, gregarious insects …

How Pesticides Affect Soil Microbes

There is a symbiotic relationship between microbes and plant life in a natural soil environment. Plants like grass, trees and food crops depend on …

Garden & Greenhouse Cover Story – Organic Control’s (Orcon) Nematodes for Pesticide Free Fungus Gnat Control

Fungus gnats are arguably one of the most annoying pest insects in an indoor garden or greenhouse. One reason they are so annoying is because fungus gnats are …

Pesticide Use Guidelines for Orchids

Despite all of our efforts to keep our collections clean, tidy and pest-free, there simply will come a time when we’re forced to pull out the “big guns” …

Preventing Pest Infestations in a Greenhouse

The spring season brings new beginnings for plant growth. The landscape becomes green again and multitudes of colors and fragrances fill the air as flowers …

Garden & Greenhouse Cover Story – Flying Skull Plant Products

The folks at Flying Skull Plant Products know that a business thrives on consistency. They are firm believers in the three supporting concepts that hold a …

2 Homemade Organic Insecticides

How do you prevent your garden from being a 24-hour diner for every insect that passes through the neighborhood? There are several chemical products on the …

Identifying and Eliminating the Two-Spot Spider Mite Tetranychus urticae

The first signs this pest has arrived are yellow speckling on leaf surface. Eventually little dots on underside of leaves and fine webbing between …