Pests and Pest Control


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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...

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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...

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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...

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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.

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

Considerations When Selecting a Systemic or Non-systemic Pesticide Considerations When Selecting a Systemic or Non-systemic Pesticide Considerations When Selecting a Systemic or Non-systemic Pesticide Considerations When Selecting a Systemic or Non-systemic Pesticide


No grower wants pests in their garden, but how they are dealt with can have varying consequences on plant health, your health, and the...

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Nematodes are among the oldest organisms on the planet and can either destroy a garden or help it thrive. Monica Mansfield gives us some...

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When it comes to dealing with pests on cannabis plants, the best way to go is using an all-natural pesticide. Chris Bond examines the...

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As in humans, the symptoms of one plant problem can look a lot like another. Here are a few tips on how to make the right diagnosis and how...

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Once they act, they are easy to identify. From the leaf miner, to its white 'sister,' to others, such as the aphid or caterpillar, insects...

Controlling Pests Organically: Aphids, Whiteflies, and Thrips Controlling Pests Organically: Aphids, Whiteflies, and Thrips Controlling Pests Organically: Aphids, Whiteflies, and Thrips Controlling Pests Organically: Aphids, Whiteflies, and Thrips


Aphids, whiteflies and thrips are three of the most common pests of indoor growing areas. Here are some solutions for controlling them.

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The warm humidity of a growroom is so attractive to pests you will no doubt encounter at least one kind of infestation at some point while...

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If you’ve watched the news in the past couple years, you may have heard about some store-bought cannabis containing contaminants like mold...

What to do When Root Aphids Have Taken Over Your Plants What to do When Root Aphids Have Taken Over Your Plants What to do When Root Aphids Have Taken Over Your Plants What to do When Root Aphids Have Taken Over Your Plants


Heat can bring out the worst problems in indoor gardens. Root aphids are a particular setback that can do massive damage to your roots....

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