Tag: Insect Pests

6 Tips for Keeping Plants Going Through the Summer

6 Tips for Keeping Plants Going Through the Summer

How do plants beat the heat? Find out how your garden can stay productive this summer.

The Attack of the Squash Bugs

The Attack of the Squash Bugs

Winning the war on squash bugs is not easy—here are a few tips to help.

K-State Entomology Newsletter

K-State Entomology Newsletter

What bad bugs are invading your area? The K-State entomology newsletter may have the answer. This newsletter keeps Kansans informed about the comings and goings of a wide range of […]

Keeping a Garden Journal

Keeping a Garden Journal

Gardening season is finally upon us! If you’re like most gardeners, you are looking forward to planting seeds with the full expectation of making this the best gardening year yet. […]

Top 10 Books for Beginning Farmers

Top 10 Books for Beginning Farmers

Just getting started? Whether you are still in the early planning stage or are trying to overcome your first obstacle, one of the best things you can do is to […]

Pierce's Disease

Pierce’s Disease

Pierce’s disease (PD) is a bacterial disease of grapes named for Newton Pierce, who described the disease in 1892.  The bacterium species is Xylella fastidiosa. A grape plant is infected […]

Fire Blight

Fire Blight

Fire blight, found across North America, is a disease to be reckoned with. Caused by the bacterium Erwinia amylovora, this blight affects: Pears. Quinces. Apples. Crabapples. Cane fruits. Roses. The […]

The Changing Face of American Agriculture: Part 2

The Changing Face of American Agriculture: Part 2

Agripreneurship Young people continue to enter agriculture, according to the last USDA census. Most young farmers have limited capital to work with, and they frequently find outside financing difficult, if […]

Cucumber Mosaic Virus

Cucumber Mosaic Virus

Cucumber mosaic virus does not affect only cucumbers. It also targets: Squash. Melons. Peppers. Tomatoes. Beets. Spinach. Celery. Petunias. The disease is primarily spread by aphids, but it can also […]

Get Ready for July 2016

Get Ready for July 2016

Summer can be very busy, but don’t forget to learn and brainstorm.  Spend some time enjoying nature, researching animals, and growing healthy plants. Brush up on your birdwatching vocabulary. Discover […]