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vegetable pests

Six Invasive Pests to Watch for in 2014

Over the last ten years, mid-Atlantic vegetable growers have been inundated with invasive pests such as the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug and Spotted Wing Drosophila. Invasive pests are especially difficult to control as they have no natural enemies, which enables their populations to build rapidly...

Odd Time to See Tomatoes with Mites

July 2013 A couple of weeks ago I reported high mite populations in some high tunnel tomatoes. This was not too surprising as the high tunnel environment can be conducive to mite build ups i.e., a hot dry environment. But in the past 10 days I have found mite problems in several tomato fields in...

Vegetable Pests and Problems - July 2013

early summer vegetable harvest
Click on an image below to enlarge Brown marmorated stink bug nymphs have been present since late June on garden plants in Howard Co. Here's an egg mass hatching on the underside of a 4 ft. tall blackberry primocane. Young nymphs can be controlled with direct sprays of insecticidal soap,...
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