Pests & Diseases

Common Gooseberry Sawfly

Common gooseberry sawfly (Latin name – Nematus ribesii) is the most common pest of  gooseberries. The larvae of the gooseberry sawfly strip the leaves of gooseberry and red & white currant bushes anytime between May and September. The pale green
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Trap Crops Control Garden Pests Organically

A trap crop is a plant that attracts  pests, usually insects, away from the fruit or vegetables which are growing nearby.  Trap cropping is a type of companion planting and another form of organic or biological control. Examples of trap crops
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Success with Organic Slug Control on Chef’s Plot

The Chef has used an organic method of slug control this year and it has been a great success.  He has not seen a slug! Nemaslug contains nematodes which kill the slugs.  No more poisonous pellets, this is the green
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Carrot Fly

Carrot fly (Latin name – Psila rosae) is a disaster. The carrot flies lay eggs in cracks of the soil, near carrots & parsnips. The eggs hatch out into maggots which enter the roots & feed on them. Carrot flies ruin the
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Slugs

Slugs belong to the phylum of molluscs, in the class Gastropoda, which are soft-bodied invertebrate animals. Slugs are related to snails, but do not have a shell. All slugs have a protective coat of slime and a distinctive head with
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