Category: Pest Control

Pest Report – July 23, 2013

Compiled by Eric Sideman, PhD, MOFGA’s Organic Crop Specialist Leafhopper burn Squash bug eggs Early blight on tomatoes Septoria leaf spot As I write this it is raining again. Pouring you could say. Crops in soils with good drainage are doing well. Some soils have been waterlogged nearly every day of the season so far.

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Pest Report – July 11, 2013

At this time the major concern in my mind is the number of leafhoppers I am seeing on beans, potatoes, and other crops too. Check the June 6 Pest Report for details on this pest, and scout your crops. Of course, the other major concern is wet weather, again. But I don’t want to talk

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Pest Report – June 28, 2013

In this issue: Squash bug Squash Vine Borer Garlic bulb nematode Tortoise beetle Buttoning of broccoli It is wet again. Crops that were just beginning to recover are again turning yellow because of dying roots (no air) or loss of nitrogen (see the June 6 Pest Report for a discussion of how nitrogen is lost

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