Organic Methods to Control Spider Mites

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For self reliant gardeners an indoor garden is often the choice to ensure food for the winter months. To maximize the yield, all precautions are taken and yet you still find your plants suffer and/or die due to pest damage. I hope you find these organic methods to control spider mites, the most frequent and …

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Homemade Dormant Oil for Fruit Trees

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Sometimes I think that pests, like scales, aphids and mites adore my fruit trees as much as I do. They feast on the juicy tender plant parts in the warm summer and overwinter on my fruit trees. Dormant oil does help control these annoying little pests and homemade dormant oils are safe for use on …

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Green Lacewing

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Green lacewings — scientifically known as the Chrysoperla rufilabris — are aggressive aphid predators that have an appetite for other soft-bodied pests as well. Ric Bessin an Extension Entomologist at the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture says, Green lacewings are an often under-appreciated group of beneficial insects. As with lady beetles, these natural enemies …

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