August

  1. Control Those Spider Mites

    Control Those Spider Mites
    Female of the red form of the spider mite Tetranychus urticae with two silk threads. The substratum is a bean leaf. Keywords : mite acari Tetranychidae "red spider mite" "two spotted spider mite" "tetranyche tisserand" arachnida Tetranychus urticae Scale : mite body length ~0.5 mm Technical settings : - focus stack of 39 images - microscope objective (Nikon achromatic...
  2. Insect and Disease Control in August

    English: female apple maggot (Rhagoletis pomonella), image taken in Lakewood, Colorado, United States (Photo credit: Wikipedia) In the July Growing tips, I wrote about the spotted wing drosophila, a recently introduced fruit fly that has been observed along the western seaboard of the U.S. and into Canada, west of the Rocky Mountains. The female fly deposits her eggs in berries...
  3. Organic Weed Control

    Organic Weed Control
    Malus sylvestris at Vosseslag - De Haan, Belgium (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Control weeds and keep grass short around bushes and trees and among recently planted ground covers. Maintain a minimum 3’ diameter circle for each tree or shrub that is free of competing weeds. If there are a lot of weeds coming up in your new groundcover planting, lay...
  4. Pruning Your Vines, Espalier, Nuts, Berries and Fruit Trees

    Pruning Your Vines, Espalier, Nuts, Berries and Fruit Trees
    Free-standing espaliered fruit trees (step-over) at Standen, West Sussex, England May 2006. As can be seen, the trees are used to create a fruit border or low hedge (Photo credit: Wikipedia) VINES: Manage the canopy of your vigorous grape vines. As fall approaches it may be desirable to remove some leaves, or shoots, to expose ripening fruit to the...

4 Item(s)