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Bad Bugs Begone - Pest Control in Your Garden

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Losing crops to pest damage can be incredibly discouraging for beginning and veteran gardeners alike. In this class, you will learn about the most common garden pests, and best practices for......

Losing crops to pest damage can be incredibly discouraging for beginning and veteran gardeners alike. In this class, you will learn about the most common garden pests, and best practices for removing them and making sure they stay away.

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  • 1. January 2012 © Independence Gardens LLC Bad Bugs Begone Independence Gardens Portland, OR Download the handout that goes along with this slideshow! h p://bit.ly/AkuTywTuesday, January 31, 2012
  • 2. What We’ll Cover Today Intro we are Independence Gardens • We build raised beds, chicken coops, terraces, trellises, & other garden infrastructure • Help with garden design & planning, cleanup, prep, and installation • Teach edible gardening classes • & make Doo Tees!Tuesday, January 31, 2012
  • 3. What We’ll Cover Today Preview Topics We’ll Cover Got Questions? • What “bugs” us most Please ask as we go along. • Soil ➔ plant health • Right plant/right place • Plants’ friends are yours, too • IPM hierarchy • Less-toxic control • Take-home message(s)Tuesday, January 31, 2012
  • 4. And Some Other Today What “Favorite” garden pests We’ll Skip Options Slugs Aphids Squirrels Cats Scale Moles Raccoons Powdery MildewTuesday, January 31, 2012
  • 5. And Some Other Options SlugsTuesday, January 31, 2012
  • 6. And Some Other Options AphidsTuesday, January 31, 2012
  • 7. And Some Other Options ScaleTuesday, January 31, 2012
  • 8. And Some Other mildew Powdery OptionsTuesday, January 31, 2012
  • 9. And Some Other me? Who, OptionsTuesday, January 31, 2012
  • 10. And Some Other Options RaccoonsTuesday, January 31, 2012
  • 11. And Some Other Options Moles, squirrels, etc.Tuesday, January 31, 2012
  • 12. Why An ounce of prevention... Compost? • “Being there” - Observation, then intervention • Focusing on soil and plant health • Right plant/right place • Weeding and general cleanlinessTuesday, January 31, 2012
  • 13. Bene cial insects Ground beetle Lacewing “Ladybug” Hover ies Wasp Praying mantis Pirate bug Rove beetleTuesday, January 31, 2012
  • 14. Companion planting • Guilds • Form/ function • Deterrents • Trap cropsTuesday, January 31, 2012
  • 15. IPM: Integrated Pest Management • Focus on control, not eradication - Monitoring - Identifying - Establishing tolerance level - Developing a pest management strategy - Evaluating resultsTuesday, January 31, 2012
  • 16. Hierarchy of response • 1-Cultural • 2-Physical • 3-Biological • 4-ChemicalTuesday, January 31, 2012
  • 17. 1-Cultural • How you choose to grow your plants ma ers - Choose disease-resistant varieties - Put the right plant in the right place - Use best practices for watering and feeding your plants - Keep the garden clean - Implement a crop rotation - Plant plant companionsTuesday, January 31, 2012
  • 18. 2-Physical • Hand-picking • Spraying with water • Pruning • Barriers • Diatomaceous earth • Vacuuming • Mulching • Tilling • TrappingTuesday, January 31, 2012
  • 19. 3-Biological • Bene cial insects • Nematodes • Bt • Encouraging animals that prey on pests (garter snakes, frogs, and ducks) by providing appropriate habitatTuesday, January 31, 2012
  • 20. 4-Chemical • Insecticidal soap • Horticultural oils • Botanical insecticides • Inorganic insecticides • And if all else fails and you still have a major problem...Tuesday, January 31, 2012
  • 21. Organic products • Look for control products that are OMRI-listed • ALWAYS read the label and ALWAYS follow instructions • Wear your PPE (personal protective equipment)!Tuesday, January 31, 2012
  • 22. Common pitfalls • Time constraints • Lack of consistency • Discomfort with eliminating living things • Proper technique • Trying to eliminate ALL pestsTuesday, January 31, 2012
  • 23. Resources • Pocket Guide A Pocket Guide • OSU Extension Service Common Natural Enemies D n Master Gardeners of Crop and Garden Pests u in the Pacific Northwest c ! • Miss Snail Pail ! ! ! EC 1613-E December 2007 ! < fold here > Using this GuideTuesday, January 31, 2012
  • 24. Take-home message • Your regular involvement is key • Include others in your garden routine if at all possible • Don’t let a problem become a Problem • It’s OK to ask for helpTuesday, January 31, 2012
  • 25. Got Questions?Tuesday, January 31, 2012