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2014-07-15 23:06:11

A gardener only grows one crop a year of precious fruits, vegetables, plants and flowers and this new electronic technology (BugVibes™) provides continuous plant protection against pests that is organic and safe for families, pets, honeybees and doesn’t wash off. Milwaukee,WI (PRWEB) July 15, 2014 KickStarter - BugVibes™ Regular and organic pesticides often harm water supplies, people, pets, and beneficial insects such as ladybugs and honeybees. These pesticides are temporary and...

2012-07-26 23:00:56

RESCUE!® Japanese & Oriental Beetle Trap catches beetles that destroy lawns and ornamentals and cost millions in damaged property Spokane, WA (PRWEB) July 26, 2012 Gardeners are reporting this may be the worst Japanese and Oriental beetle season in years due to the mild winter and warm spring. These destructive beetles invade gardens and lawns, eating leaves, roots and blooms on everything from trees to prized roses and turfgrass while costing homeowners millions in property...

2011-04-28 00:00:27

What if there were an organic, easy-to-use, affordable and deadly effective way to rid lawns of pests at the grub stage? Today there is: Safer Brand Grub Killer (PRWEB) April 27, 2011 Available in a convenient, ready-to-spray concentrate that attaches directly to a garden hose for easy application, Safer® Brand Grub Killer is designed to kill cinch bugs, Japanese beetles, Oriental beetles, June bugs, pillbugs, sod webworms and other common pests. Unlike many lawn pest control products...

2010-07-12 04:07:00

FREDERICK, Md., July 12 /PRNewswire/ -- American gardeners face frustrating problems with their edible or ornamental gardens. These problems are caused by many different pests. Here are MasterGardening.com's Top 10 garden pests and control tips: 1. Deer. These peaceful animals were tabbed as causing the most widespread damage in a USDA national survey. Clean up all unharvested fruits and vegetables. If you still see signs of deer damage -- torn leaves or bark scraped off trees -- you can...

2010-03-08 14:56:37

Geraniums may hold the key to controlling the devastating Japanese beetle, which feeds on nearly 300 plant species and costs the ornamental plant industry $450 million in damage each year, according to scientists with the Agricultural Research Service (ARS). The beetle, Popillia japonica Newman, can feast on a wide variety of plants, including ornamentals, soybean, maize, fruits and vegetables. But within 30 minutes of consuming geranium petals, the beetle rolls over on its back, its legs...

2008-07-15 21:00:18

By Chris Kick Q: My trees are getting eaten up by Japanese beetles. What should I do? A: Japanese beetles have definitely made themselves known this past week. But do not put out beetle traps. Research has shown that, despite the number of beetles the traps catch, they actually bring more of them into the area where they are placed. If you do want to use traps, place them away from any plants you want to protect. If the trees are not too big, hand picking them and putting them into soapy...

2008-06-20 12:00:19

By TOWN AND COUNTRY GERALD MAHAN Interest continues to grow in ways of making agriculture more sustainable. Emphasis is placed on practices like cover crops, grassfed livestock, organic dairy, community supported agriculture, pasture- raised poultry and beneficial insect production to name a few. Several farm tours and workshops are offered June-October through efforts of Innovative Farmers of Ohio, USA-NRCS, Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association, Ohio Forage and...

2005-08-08 18:00:55

The tastiest root There are many insects which spend part of their lives below ground, feeding on the roots of various plants. While much is known about their above-ground lives, less is known about what they do underground. Focusing on the clover root weevil (Sitona lepidus), an insect that attacks white clover (Trifolium repens) throughout Europe and the United States, Scott Johnson, Peter Gregory (Scottish Crop Research Institute, UK), and Xioxian Zhang (University of Abertay, UK) used...


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2005-09-07 20:31:53

The Japanese Beetle (Popillia japonica) is a beetle about 0.6 inches (1.5 cm) long and 0.4 inches (1 cm) wide (smaller in Canada), with shiny copper-colored elytra and a shiny green top of the thorax and head. Although it is not very destructive in Japan, where it is controlled by natural enemies, in America it is a serious pest to rose bushes and other plants. It is a weak flyer and drops several centimeters when it hits a wall. Japanese Beetle traps therefore consist of a pair of crossed...

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