Pests & Diseases

Fruit Fly Netting

Tips for Fruit Fly Season

Wed, 10/10/2012 - 11:59am

Fancy growing organic fruit in an area infested with fruit fly? It is possible, and JUSTIN RUSSELL shows how it can be done.

Fairy Wren

Away with the birds

Wed, 03/10/2012 - 10:00am

JUSTIN RUSSELL writes that wildlife is an essential element of an organic garden, and birds in particular can play an important role in helping to control pests.

Flame Weeding

Flame Weeding

Tue, 25/09/2012 - 12:46pm

Controlling weeds is one of the major challenges facing organic gardeners. JUSTIN RUSSELL shares his his experiments with a gas powered flame weeder.

Native Bee Apple Blossom

Where’s the buzz

Tue, 04/09/2012 - 2:21pm

JUSTIN RUSSELL notices a lack of honey bees in his garden, and suggests a course of action to help local bee colonies thrive.

Sterilise your garden tools when moving between different crops to prevent transfer of disease.

Keep it Clean

Thu, 31/05/2012 - 12:38pm

Good garden hygiene is paramount to reducing the incidence of pests and diseases, writes PHIL DUDMAN.

Pest-repellent plants

Thu, 12/04/2012 - 11:58am

A book calls on pest fighters to take a new approach, reports SIMON WEBSTER.

Breaking up a Gastropod Party

Tue, 27/03/2012 - 6:29pm

Slugs and snails can wreak havoc in the vegie patch and are difficult to control organically. JUSTIN RUSSELL shares his succeses and failures.