pests

No homeowner wants pests to invade their homes or their yards. However, it's easy for pests to find their way into and around a home. In fact, certain conditions may be inviting pests to a property. · Garbage: Piles of garbage offer food and shelter to pests. Removing garbage piles and cleaning up...
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA EXTENSION - www.extension.umn.edu   How will this warmer winter weather affect the survival of pests like emerald ash borer (EAB)?   Emerald ash borers generally have a one-year life cycle that can extend to two years in a vigorously growing ash tree. EAB larvae live under...
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA EXTENSION - www.extension.umn.edu   A female mealybug amongst cottony egg masses on an orchid stem   Mealybugs have taken up residence on the underside of this saucer.   And suddenly it’s fall! Time to start bringing in those houseplants that have thrived outdoors over the...
Homeowners frequently enhance their outdoor living spaces with attractive plants and trees. When that greenery also produces food, the results can be both beauty and bounty. People who plant vegetable gardens and fruit trees in their yards can be blessed with an abundance of fresh pickings once it'...
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA EXTENSION - www.extension.umn.edu   Our partners at the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) publish the Plant Pest Insider newsletter. The November 24 edition includes information on spotting and reporting the following pests that are commonly found this time of year...
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA EXTENSION - www.extension.umn.edu   Aphids are good candidates for control with soap.   Any place gardeners gather to talk about plants, there will be talk of soap. Dish soap and water are often referred to as the holy grail for managing insects from aphids to Japanese...
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA EXTENSION - www.extension.umn.edu     Some of the state’s earliest sweet corn is making its way to markets. Plantings will continue to tassel, silk, and size up ears for the next two months, meaning we are entering the key window for sweet corn pest control.     The bugs you...
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA EXTENSION - www.extension.umn.edu   While the prolonged heat is testing irrigation systems and human endurance, some insects are thriving.  Here’s a rundown of three pests whose populations boom during periods of hot, dry weather.  The pests themselves are small in size and...
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA EXTENSION - www.extension.umn.edu   The next webinar in the Alternative Berry Production Systems webinar series is coming up next week, Thursday, April 8th at 1:00pm CDT.   Register for this webinar. Whether you are certified organic, organic-focused, or just looking to...
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA EXTENSION - www.extension.umn.edu   A hornworm parasitized by beneficial wasps   While not grown for food, a cover crop can be a powerful ally in maintaining a productive, healthy garden. One of the ways cover crops can help is by suppressing weeds and breaking up pest...

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