Tomatoes are one of the easiest foods to grow yourself, but a little planning and care go a long way to make sure your plants prosper and produce the best crop.
Cutworms, slugs and flea beetles have cosmopolitan tastes, attacking practically any transplant. They can be kept in check without pesticides.
Orchids are notoriously difficult plants to keep healthy, but for a thriving flower you can boil orange peels to create a natural fertilizer as PlantTok creator @greenerkarma shows in this video. It’s also a natural bug repellent, so you can pour it wherever you see pests.
Fruit flies seem to come out of nowhere, but there are products you can buy and DIY remedies you can use to rid your home of the pesky creatures.
AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala.—Life in 2020 was dominated by COVID-19, however, the work continued for cotton producers. While the Alabama cotton ind…
There are all-in-one fruit fly traps you can buy and set out. These are nontoxic because they use technology to bait, trap and banish fruit flies from your home without using poison. They can be expensive, but they get the job done. There are also disposable fruit fly traps on the market that don’t use toxic chemicals. There are also sticky stake traps that you can put in your houseplants. They attract and trap fruit flies, mites, mosquitoes and other pests and can be used inside or outside.
As your produce ripens and begins to rot, fruit flies are attracted to it and lay up to 500 eggs on the surface of the food. When the eggs hatch and become larvae, they are officially an infestation and continue to feed on the fermenting food. The entire egg-to-adult-fly life cycle takes only a week, so your home can seemingly be pest-free one day and infested the next.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida, a state that encourages people to kill non-native iguanas, pythons and lionfish, has a new invasive species …
Q: Should people go inside when the mosquito sprayer truck comes by, and does this spray help control other flying pests?
"Both entrepreneurs and investors are saying, 'Hey, the writing is on the wall, we're entering a post-chemical world,'" said Rob LeClerc, chief executive officer of AgFunder.
All over the state, farmers say the first legal hemp crops are more than halfway through the growing season.
The Barbour County Extension Service will be offering classes on farming basics for those interested in learning more about farming.
Need help with a pesky yard? Or maybe it’s advice on what plants to add to your landscaping that you seek. The solution to your problem could be as easy as a telephone call that will put you in touch with a Wiregrass Master Gardeners Association member. These individuals are strictly volunteers who have received many hours of specialized training through the Alabama Cooperative Extension System.
Many homeowners battle insects and wildlife in their lawns, gardens and backyards. Whether it is the increasing number of ant hills, moles tun…