Pests & Diseases

Author: The Seed Collection Pty Ltd   Date Posted: 21 December 2018

Cucurbits such as zucchini, pumpkin, and other squashes are all vulnerable to a powdery mildew infection which can limit productivity. Here's how to reduce the chances of an infection, and deal with the problem if it crops up.


Author: The Seed Collection Pty Ltd   Date Posted: 29 August 2018

Slugs and snails are the bane of many a gardener's life. There are few things more frustrating than finding a row of seedlings demolished within just a few hours. Beer traps are a safe and economical way to help keep them in check.


Author: John Mauger   Date Posted: 26 June 2017

This article contains a range of homemade recipes/methods for controlling pests and other problems. While they are considered safe, only use them when and as needed as most are not selective and may kill beneficial insects as well.


Author: John Mauger   Date Posted: 22 June 2017

Integrated pest management is an ecosystem-based strategy that focuses on long-term prevention of pests or their damage through a combination of techniques such as biological control, habitat manipulation, modification of cultural practices, etc.


Author: Bill   Date Posted: 24 February 2017

Slugs and snails will be part of a healthy ecosystem in many gardens and having some will usually be a fact of life. That said, you will have to control populations if they are too large. Snails can cause a lot of damage especially to young seedlings.

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Author: Rowan   Date Posted: 27 September 2012

With spring rains and warmth providing perfect conditions for eating and breeding, you need to get on top of snails now before they start laying their eggs. You don’t want the shock of coming out one morning and seeing all your little seedlings decimated!

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