Insect and Pest Control
What is dormant oil? Dormant oil refers more to when the oil has traditionally been applied rather than what it is made of. Newer dormant oil formulations are typically refined from petroleum oil, such as mineral oil. Unlike home remedies, they also contain an emulsifier to help water mix with the oil, which will provide… Read more »
They may be called fall armyworms but they usually show up during July in central and southern Arkansas. We are seeing fall armyworm damage right now, late July, here in Little Rock. As with most pests, it’s helpful to understand the life cycle, preferred plant hosts and symptoms in order to better control the pest.… Read more »
Learn more about deterring mosquitoes naturally through the use of plants and as well as controlling them with sprays.
What is Rose Rosette Virus? One of our beloved landscape plants, the rose, has been increasingly affected by this virus, which is spread by tiny wind transferred mites. Symptoms include thickened stem growth, excessive thorns, witches’ broom growth at end of stems, branch die-back, discolored and distorted leaves. The above image shows the excessive… Read more »
Learn how to prevent and control fungus in landscape and lawn areas from the experts at The Good Earth Garden Center.