Brown Marmorated Stink Bug – On the MOVE – 1Mar2016 update
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Brown Marmorated Stink Bug – On the MOVE – 1Mar2016 update

Update 1 March 2016.  Garden club members have spotted Brown Marmorated Stink Bugs on the move already this spring.  “It is not too early to start brown marmorated stink bug patrol” says S.G.  ” I have found both live ones and dead ones – yeah! – in the house.”  And M.T. says, “I found an … Continue reading

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Downy Mildew – Pseudoperonospora cubensis!
Pests / Plant Thoughts

Downy Mildew – Pseudoperonospora cubensis!

Pseudoperonospora cubensis,  is that a word for everyday conversation? Yes! Especially if you are growing summer squash, cucumbers, pumpkins and the like. Maybe I need a dictionary! Anyway, as fall nears, then it’s good-bye to the all-important summer sun and heat. Then to make the situation worse vine plants are crowded, need air circulation, improperly … Continue reading

It’s that time again – Deer Repellent Recipe – eggs & water!  (Assuming it stops raining to apply!)
Pests / Recipes

It’s that time again – Deer Repellent Recipe – eggs & water! (Assuming it stops raining to apply!)

6 eggs & one gallon of water working effectively as a deer repellent for several Garden Club members who’ve tried it! UPDATE:  a study at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, in 2001, titled “Comparison of Commercial Deer Repellents”, showed that two commercial products, that were effective at reducing deer predation, included “putrescent whole egg solids“.  … Continue reading