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!
In various garden groups I've been a part of, there is an annual debate (and sometimes a heated-one) about when to set out tomatoes. To a lesser extent there is the same discussion about all sorts of other annuals. There is an immeasurable amount of experience, which should trump most of the rest, but there... Continue Reading →
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 →
Disclaimer: This is in no way intended to dismiss the fact that there is peer-reviewed research needed on the interaction between cannabis varietals and invertebrates. I have noticed, first-hand, some common cannabis-related factors that are limiting, or preventing the success of beneficial insects - and in some cases, even killing them. In most of these... Continue Reading →
BioControl Strategy for Cannabis From appliedbio-nomics.com. The National Government of Canada is scheduled to legalize recreational marijuana use and distribution later in 2018. Each Canadian Province retains the right to manage the distribution, availability and possession rules. Recently, British Columbia has announced its strategy for the legalization of ‘pot’. So, I wanted to remind... Continue Reading →