How to control aphids. Everything you need to know about their lifecycle, habits, and predators.
How to control Thrips using no chemicals or sprays. Learn simple procedures regularly used in commercial greenhouses for protection against thrips damage in ornamentals and agriculture.
How to control spider mites using beneficial insects and mites as well as cultural controls. Learn about spider mites and what they need, so you can take it away!
How to control aphids. It's simple. Put down the spray bottle of home remedy and do what the professionals do. Learn how, here.
why are there so many types of fertilizers? Why do some people claim one is better than the next. Here's a basic run-down of the facts so you can decide.
Control of Flea Beetles can be easy and chemical free. Learn about their lifecycle and how that makes them easy targets for traditional Bio-Control Agents.
City of Victoria uses hanging baskets to add beauty to their city. They also use them to disperse aphid bio-control agent, Aphidoletes, around the city. No more sticky honeydew.
Never buy Lady Bugs!! Seriously. For those of us who know ‘bugs’, and know biological pest control, there is only one reason for commercially available, lab-produced ladybugs: They are the “gateway bug;” An insect that people regularly see, generally like, and view as the poster-icon for beneficial insects. If shopping for “ladybugs” and even applying... Continue Reading →
It was a windy day. I wasn’t far from the ocean, although I couldn’t see it. The valley was cold for June and I could smell the salt in the air. I don’t often get to visit growers, especially ones who aren’t already clients. But there I was, on a “cold-call” to an ornamental grower.... Continue Reading →
Typically, I write something then illustrate with photos. Here, I just decided to show each crop and how it looks compared to last year. My annuals rotate and some of the varieties and arrangements have changed, but you'll get the idea. First photo of each will be last year. Perennial 1. Blueberries. Not much... Continue Reading →