Pests & Diseases

Collect the ingredients

White oil spray

Sat, 06/07/2019 - 5:09pm

Leonie Shanahan explains how to make white oil spray.

Treating head lice

Treating head lice

Tue, 25/03/2014 - 10:03am

With the incidence of head lice on the rise, KYLIE McGREGOR looks at the shift towards chemical-free treatments.

Chinese celery

Beneficial insect-attracting plants

Tue, 30/07/2013 - 2:00pm

In the Sept-Oct issue of Organic Gardener magazine, in Natural Solutions, we referred to a full list of beneficial insect-attracting plants grown by JERRY COLEBY-WILLIAMS at his home...

How to control ants organically

Mon, 20/05/2013 - 2:32pm

Ants can be a real nuisance inside the home, but there’s no need to use highly toxic insecticides to control them, writes PHIL DUDMAN. Read on for some simple organic ant control strategies.

Paper wasps's nest

Organic strategies for household pests

Wed, 01/05/2013 - 10:56am

It’s one thing to be organic outside in the garden, but all too easy to slip into conventional thinking inside the house. JUSTIN RUSSELL outlines some basic strategies for organic pest control...

Peach Brown Rot

Stop the rot

Thu, 31/01/2013 - 1:08pm

JUSTIN RUSSELL gives the low down on the fungal disease brown rot, and suggests some simple control measures.

Apple Pouch

Protecting crops through exclusion

Tue, 30/10/2012 - 4:21pm

JUSTIN RUSSELL spends an afternoon using the exclusion technique to protect his fruit trees from marauding pests.