Pests & Diseases

Native Bee Apple Blossom

Where’s the buzz

September 2012

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

May 2012

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

Pest-repellent plants

April 2012

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

Breaking up a Gastropod Party

March 2012

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

capsicums

Netting Works Wonders

February 2012

JUSTIN RUSSELL writes in praise of exclusion netting after harvesting his best ever crop of capsicums.

Rules of attraction

February 2012

SIMON WEBSTER investigates how to attract butterflies and their role in the garden.

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