Pests & Diseases

Snails like to hide in large upturned pots which can be used as traps.

On the snail trail

Mon, 01/08/2011 - 8:46am

PENNY WOODWARD goes to town on snails and slugs, testing a wide variety of methods for getting rid of these intriguing but troublesome pests.

Autumn Brassicas

An elegant pest control solution

Wed, 27/04/2011 - 9:09am

It can be tempting to think that organic gardening is simply about replacing toxic sprays with organic versions. Justin Russell looks at "exclusion" an elegant pest control solution that is about...


Horseflies up close

Fri, 10/12/2010 - 12:43pm

Insects are beautiful, except when they’re biting you, writes SIMON WEBSTER.

Getting diligent about disease

Tue, 26/10/2010 - 3:58pm

Regular checks and clean ups are the key to keeping diseases at bay, especially during wet weather, writes PHIL DUDMAN

Organic Weed Control

Wed, 14/07/2010 - 11:42am

PHIL DUDMAN shares somes tips for controlling weeds without using poisons.

Miracle Molasses

Tue, 06/07/2010 - 10:39am

Molasses makes a handy addition to any gardener’s pest control kit. You can use it to manage chewing pests like caterpillars as well as root knot nematodes. PHIL DUDMAN describes how.

Snails love seedlings

Snail Alert

Wed, 09/06/2010 - 2:36pm

Recent rains in many parts of the country have helped to unleash a stampede of snails. PHIL DUDMAN looks at some simple organic controls to help protect your crops from these marauding invaders....

Cabbage White Butterfly Larvae

Caterpillar Alert!

Tue, 27/04/2010 - 4:17pm

Cabbages, broccoli, cauliflower and Asian greens are popular cool season crops that can all fall victims to hungry caterpillars. PHIL DUDMAN has some easy organic solutions.