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Thursday Tips & Techniques: Insectary Plants
Written by Heleigh Bostwick    Thursday, 06 October 2016
butterfly on angelica flower
Providing food and shelter, insectary plants attract beneficial insects such as ladybugs, small wasps, bees, butterflies, and flies to the garden.

Tuesday Tools: Beneficial Insects
Written by Heleigh Bostwick    Tuesday, 31 May 2016
ladybug beneficial insect
Bothered by aphids and other pesky insects in the garden? Before you reach for the insecticide consider using biological pest control.

Wednesday What's New: EPA Bans Pesticide Carbofuran
Written by Heleigh Bostwick    Wednesday, 28 August 2013
Soybean crops
Carbofuran, most commonly known as Furadan, is a pesticide licensed for use on commercial crops including rice, cotton, corn, soybean and sugar cane crops, particularly in China.

Wednesday What's New: Pollution and the Scent of Flowers
Written by Heleigh Bostwick    Wednesday, 15 May 2013
Bee pollinating pear flowers
A recent study has reached the startling conclusion that due to atmospheric pollution, primarily from automobiles and power plants, the potency of flower fragrance has been reduced as much as 90% from pre-industrial levels.

Tuesday Tools & Products: Oleander Caterpillars
Written by Heleigh Bostwick    Tuesday, 20 November 2012
Oleander caterpillar on leaf If your mandevilla vines or oleander shrubs are losing foliage as a result of the voracious appetites of the oleander caterpillar, then here's what you can do to stop the problem.

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