Pests and Pest Control


Vegetable Growing Hacks for Your Best Haul Ever Vegetable Growing Hacks for Your Best Haul Ever Vegetable Growing Hacks for Your Best Haul Ever Vegetable Growing Hacks for Your Best Haul Ever


From plastic forks, coffee filters, diapers, and eggshells, there are many common household items that can help you out in the garden,...

Dealing with Hornworms in the Garden Dealing with Hornworms in the Garden Dealing with Hornworms in the Garden Dealing with Hornworms in the Garden


With an ultimate camouflage making them hard to spot, tomato hornworms are elusive and can wreak havoc on your plants. Alan Ray explains...

Multi-tasking Bees are the Superheroes of Pest Control Multi-tasking Bees are the Superheroes of Pest Control Multi-tasking Bees are the Superheroes of Pest Control Multi-tasking Bees are the Superheroes of Pest Control


Bees have not only long held a crucial role as large-scale pollinators, they have now been recruited as allies in the grower’s fight...

What’s the Problem? Hydroponic Troubleshooting What’s the Problem? Hydroponic Troubleshooting What’s the Problem? Hydroponic Troubleshooting What’s the Problem? Hydroponic Troubleshooting


Many of the problems we encounter in a hydroponic garden are fairly easy to identify. But sometimes the problem plaguing your plants isn’t...

How to Maintain Growroom Air Quality with Air Purification Devices How to Maintain Growroom Air Quality with Air Purification Devices How to Maintain Growroom Air Quality with Air Purification Devices How to Maintain Growroom Air Quality with Air Purification Devices


Keeping the air fresh and clean in your growroom will not only protect your plants from pathogens and pests, it will help keep your...

Lettuce growing in a hydroponic system surrounded by ozone. Lettuce growing in a hydroponic system surrounded by ozone. Lettuce growing in a hydroponic system surrounded by ozone. Lettuce growing in a hydroponic system surrounded by ozone.


Ozone is increasingly becoming a go-to resource in hydroponics to battle waterborne and airborne pathogens. While effective, ozone demands...

A yellow yield sign in a hedge of green leaves. A yellow yield sign in a hedge of green leaves. A yellow yield sign in a hedge of green leaves. A yellow yield sign in a hedge of green leaves.


Yellow leaves are part of nature’s process but can sometimes mean trouble for your plants. Sally Nex examines seven reasons why leaves go...

Young girl examining plants in a raised garden bed through a magnifying glass. Young girl examining plants in a raised garden bed through a magnifying glass. Young girl examining plants in a raised garden bed through a magnifying glass. Young girl examining plants in a raised garden bed through a magnifying glass.


Not all traditional companion planting recommendations hold up to modern day science, but some do. Monica Mansfield pored through numerous...

Pest and Pathogen Prevention in an Indoor Garden Pest and Pathogen Prevention in an Indoor Garden Pest and Pathogen Prevention in an Indoor Garden Pest and Pathogen Prevention in an Indoor Garden


Preventing pathogens and pests that could destroy an otherwise healthy crop is something every indoor horticulturist should focus on, says...

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Indoor gardening can be a complex hobby with many factors to consider, from lighting and nutrients to pest control and environmental issues...

Photo of a Squash Vine Borer garden pest insect. Photo of a Squash Vine Borer garden pest insect. Photo of a Squash Vine Borer garden pest insect. Photo of a Squash Vine Borer garden pest insect.


Kate Van Druff identifies nine vegetable-eating insects and provides some ideas on how to eliminate them.

Dissolved Oxygen: The Hidden Necessity Dissolved Oxygen: The Hidden Necessity Dissolved Oxygen: The Hidden Necessity Dissolved Oxygen: The Hidden Necessity


You can’t see it and you don’t even know it’s there—but the dissolved oxygen in your water supply is critical to maintaining the health and...

Photo of a man spraying organic pesticides in a greenhouse. Photo of a man spraying organic pesticides in a greenhouse. Photo of a man spraying organic pesticides in a greenhouse. Photo of a man spraying organic pesticides in a greenhouse.


One of the best natural pesticides a grower can use against pest insects is a naturally occurring bacteria called bacillus thuringiensis...

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly: Managing Micro-Organisms in the Garden The Good, The Bad and The Ugly: Managing Micro-Organisms in the Garden The Good, The Bad and The Ugly: Managing Micro-Organisms in the Garden The Good, The Bad and The Ugly: Managing Micro-Organisms in the Garden


Plants need to receive a number of nutrients to thrive. An important step is keeping the bad bacteria at bay, along with establishing and...

The War on Whiteflies The War on Whiteflies The War on Whiteflies The War on Whiteflies


Whiteflies are one of the most persistent and damaging pests to infiltrate indoor gardens and greenhouses. Luckily, Dr. Lynette Morgan has...

Battle of the Bugs: A Guide to Beneficial Insects Battle of the Bugs: A Guide to Beneficial Insects Battle of the Bugs: A Guide to Beneficial Insects Battle of the Bugs: A Guide to Beneficial Insects


There are few things as troubling as discovering an insect infestation in an otherwise flawless garden. Once discovered, a grower must...

Praying mantis on top of a cannabis plant Praying mantis on top of a cannabis plant Praying mantis on top of a cannabis plant Praying mantis on top of a cannabis plant


Follow Alan Ray’s pest control tips for inspection and eradication, and your cannabis plants will live happy and productive lives.

Aphids crawling around a thorn on the stem of a plant. Aphids crawling around a thorn on the stem of a plant. Aphids crawling around a thorn on the stem of a plant. Aphids crawling around a thorn on the stem of a plant.


Plants have evolved their own natural defense systems to fight pests and disease.

Beneficial insect ladybug on the leaf of a cannabis plant. Beneficial insect ladybug on the leaf of a cannabis plant. Beneficial insect ladybug on the leaf of a cannabis plant. Beneficial insect ladybug on the leaf of a cannabis plant.


Beneficial insects for pest control can supplement or replace the use of insecticides.

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