Bad Bugs
Begone
Independence Gardens
Portland, OR
January 2012
© Independence Gardens LLC
Download the handout that goes
a...
What We’ll Cover TodayIntro
we are Independence Gardens
• We build raised beds, chicken coops,
terraces, trellises, & othe...
Topics We’ll Cover
• What “bugs” us most
• Soil ➔ plant health
• Right plant/right place
• Plants’ friends are yours, too
...
What We’ll Skip TodayAnd Some Other Options“Favorite” garden pests
Slugs Aphids Squirrels
Cats
Scale
Powdery MildewRaccoon...
And Some Other OptionsSlugs
Tuesday, January 31, 2012
And Some Other OptionsAphids
Tuesday, January 31, 2012
And Some Other OptionsScale
Tuesday, January 31, 2012
And Some Other OptionsPowdery mildew
Tuesday, January 31, 2012
And Some Other OptionsWho, me?
Tuesday, January 31, 2012
And Some Other OptionsRaccoons
Tuesday, January 31, 2012
And Some Other OptionsMoles, squirrels, etc.
Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Why Compost?An ounce of prevention...
• “Being there”
- Observation, then
intervention
• Focusing on soil and
plant health...
Beneficial insects
Ground beetle
“Ladybug”
Lacewing
Hoverflies
Praying mantis
Wasp
Rove beetlePirate bug
Tuesday, January ...
Companion planting
• Guilds
• Form/
function
• Deterrents
• Trap crops
Tuesday, January 31, 2012
IPM: Integrated Pest Management
• Focus on control,
not eradication
- Monitoring
- Identifying
- Establishing
tolerance le...
Hierarchy of response
• 1-Cultural
• 2-Physical
• 3-Biological
• 4-Chemical
Tuesday, January 31, 2012
• How you choose to grow
your plants matters
- Choose disease-resistant varieties
- Put the right plant in the right place...
2-Physical
• Hand-picking
• Spraying with water
• Pruning
• Barriers
• Diatomaceous earth
• Vacuuming
• Mulching
• Tilling...
3-Biological
• Beneficial insects
• Nematodes
• Bt
• Encouraging animals that
prey on pests (garter
snakes, frogs, and duc...
4-Chemical
• Insecticidal soap
• Horticultural oils
• Botanical
insecticides
• Inorganic
insecticides
• And if all else fa...
Organic products
• Look for control
products that are
OMRI-listed
• ALWAYS read the
label and ALWAYS
follow instructions
•...
Common pitfalls
• Time constraints
• Lack of consistency
• Discomfort with
eliminating living
things
• Proper technique
• ...
A Pocket Guide
Common Natural Enemies
of Crop and Garden Pests
in the Pacific Northwest
D
n
u
c
!
!
!
!
!
Using this Guide...
Take-home message
• Your regular involvement is
key
• Include others in your
garden routine if at all
possible
• Don’t let...
Got Questions?
Tuesday, January 31, 2012
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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 removing them and making sure they stay away.

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  1. 1. Bad Bugs Begone Independence Gardens Portland, OR January 2012 © Independence Gardens LLC Download the handout that goes along with this slideshow! http://bit.ly/AkuTyw Tuesday, January 31, 2012
  2. 2. What We’ll Cover TodayIntro 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. 3. Topics We’ll Cover • What “bugs” us most • Soil ➔ plant health • Right plant/right place • Plants’ friends are yours, too • IPM hierarchy • Less-toxic control • Take-home message(s) What We’ll Cover TodayPreview Got Questions? Please ask as we go along. Tuesday, January 31, 2012
  4. 4. What We’ll Skip TodayAnd Some Other Options“Favorite” garden pests Slugs Aphids Squirrels Cats Scale Powdery MildewRaccoonsMoles Tuesday, January 31, 2012
  5. 5. And Some Other OptionsSlugs Tuesday, January 31, 2012
  6. 6. And Some Other OptionsAphids Tuesday, January 31, 2012
  7. 7. And Some Other OptionsScale Tuesday, January 31, 2012
  8. 8. And Some Other OptionsPowdery mildew Tuesday, January 31, 2012
  9. 9. And Some Other OptionsWho, me? Tuesday, January 31, 2012
  10. 10. And Some Other OptionsRaccoons Tuesday, January 31, 2012
  11. 11. And Some Other OptionsMoles, squirrels, etc. Tuesday, January 31, 2012
  12. 12. Why Compost?An ounce of prevention... • “Being there” - Observation, then intervention • Focusing on soil and plant health • Right plant/right place • Weeding and general cleanliness Tuesday, January 31, 2012
  13. 13. Beneficial insects Ground beetle “Ladybug” Lacewing Hoverflies Praying mantis Wasp Rove beetlePirate bug Tuesday, January 31, 2012
  14. 14. Companion planting • Guilds • Form/ function • Deterrents • Trap crops Tuesday, January 31, 2012
  15. 15. IPM: Integrated Pest Management • Focus on control, not eradication - Monitoring - Identifying - Establishing tolerance level - Developing a pest management strategy - Evaluating results Tuesday, January 31, 2012
  16. 16. Hierarchy of response • 1-Cultural • 2-Physical • 3-Biological • 4-Chemical Tuesday, January 31, 2012
  17. 17. • How you choose to grow your plants matters - 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 companions 1-Cultural Tuesday, January 31, 2012
  18. 18. 2-Physical • Hand-picking • Spraying with water • Pruning • Barriers • Diatomaceous earth • Vacuuming • Mulching • Tilling • Trapping Tuesday, January 31, 2012
  19. 19. 3-Biological • Beneficial insects • Nematodes • Bt • Encouraging animals that prey on pests (garter snakes, frogs, and ducks) by providing appropriate habitat Tuesday, January 31, 2012
  20. 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. 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. 22. Common pitfalls • Time constraints • Lack of consistency • Discomfort with eliminating living things • Proper technique • Trying to eliminate ALL pests Tuesday, January 31, 2012
  23. 23. A Pocket Guide Common Natural Enemies of Crop and Garden Pests in the Pacific Northwest D n u c ! ! ! ! ! Using this Guide < fold here > EC 1613-E December 2007 Resources • Pocket Guide • OSU Extension Service Master Gardeners • Miss Snail Pail Tuesday, January 31, 2012
  24. 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 help Tuesday, January 31, 2012
  25. 25. Got Questions? Tuesday, January 31, 2012

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