Apple Maggots & “Footies” – what’s the connection?
Fruit Trees / Pests

Apple Maggots & “Footies” – what’s the connection?

Problems with Apple Maggots in your apples or pears? Amazingly, “footies” wrapped around the young fruit, and left on while they develop into full sized fruit, helps reduce damage to apples and pears! One of our club members heard about this method and tried it and it works great! She put over 200 footies on … Continue reading

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Feb 24 – IPM: Integrated Pest Management – summary & pointers
Community Service / Gardening / Grants / Guest Speaker / Past Club Events / Past Events / Pests

Feb 24 – IPM: Integrated Pest Management – summary & pointers

Please find a pointer to the a set of useful references given out by Cindy Withrow at the February 24, 2016 Garden Club’s presentation on IPM – Integrated Pest Management: IPM_Alternative _handout Also, a review of Cindy Withrow’s presentation is included below, thanks to L.F. for her notes! February 24 Guest Speaker was Cindy Withrow, … Continue reading

Brown Marmorated Stink Bugs – Great FAQ website!
Pests / Plant Thoughts / Update

Brown Marmorated Stink Bugs – Great FAQ website!

Just when you thought there was nothing new to know about the invasive Brown Marmorated Stink Bugs, a new resource pops up! The Rutger’s new Jersey Agricultural Experimental Station website has a fantastic “FAQ” (Frequently Asked Questions) page about these annoying and invasive  pests:  https://njaes.rutgers.edu/stinkbug/faq.asp One specific FAQ that caught our eye was the below … Continue reading

Cornell Formula – Baking Soda based plant spray
Pests / Recipes

Cornell Formula – Baking Soda based plant spray

The Cornell Formula – baking soda based plant spray. Garden member L.M. shared this “spray-on plant disease preventative and fighter” formula developed at Cornell University.   (There are many variations on this mix, but, this version has worked well for L.M. for 20+ years in her Pacific NorthWest gardens.)To 1 gallon of water, add & mix:1 … Continue reading