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A Whitefly in the Ointment

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Defense against whiteflies begins with garden diversity.

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Stone Wall Tactics

Stone Wall Tactics

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An ecological outlook and organic materials vitalize a garden. By working with nature instead of against it, James Carr and his wife cultivate a vegetable garden without chemicals.

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How to Control Voles in Your Garden

How to Control Voles in Your Garden

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Voles are cute until they damage special plantings. Sheila Davis tells how to manage habitat in your garden to discourage the critters.

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Squashing Squash Bugs

Squashing Squash Bugs

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Insect predators and prevention keep squash bug numbers under control.

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Pyrethrum-Based Insecticides from Chrysanthemums

Pyrethrum-Based Insecticides from Chrysanthemums

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If hand-picking or spraying with water are ineffective and Bt doesn't solve your problem, consider stepping up to a pyrethrum based insecticide. Use it judiciously: It is relatively safe for people and pets, but it will kill all insects it comes in contact with, pests and beneficials alike.

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