218-Squash Bugs: How to Manage and Control This Challenging Pest

| Care, Podcast

Squash bugs are a hassle for growers of zucchini, pumpkins and other cucurbits, but there are steps that can be taken to manage and control this challenging pest. My guest this week is entomologist and pest management expert Diane Alston, and she’s here to share strategies to reduce squash bug issues. Diane is a professor […]

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How to Turn Fall Garden Cleanup into Compost to Enrich Your Soil

| Compost, Video

In consideration of the many beneficial insects that overwinter in fallen leaves and other plant debris, try to refrain from being heavy-handed when you clean up your garden at the end of the growing season. Alternatively, consider deferring the main cleanup until early spring, after insects have emerged. That being said, any plant material that […]

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