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Embracing the Bug


IPM’s Pro-Active Pest Control Approach

For years, I battled with insects – wasps, Japanese beetles, bean beetles, stink bugs, aphids and more.  Like the woman in the garden store line this weekend, I used to buy the most powerful insecticide to wipe out pests even if my cause was hopeless. 430 more words

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Apple Diseases

Useful Links – Some Fun Holiday Reading

Following on from my posts about brown rot and apple thinning, I found a few useful links about diseases of apple trees: 223 more words

The Gardens of Chiconia 32: Autumn colour

I don’t have anything exciting to show or tell today, so I’ll let Nature speak for herself.

Bronze Orange Bug – Musgraveia sulciventris

Flowers on the Malabar Spinach… 40 more words


Ambrosia Beetles Found in Muscadine Vines

Now muscadine growers have a new pest to concern themselves with in south Mississippi.  Recently, Chris Werle (USDA-ARS Thad Cochran Southern Horticultural Laboratory Poplarville, MS) found ambrosia beetles attacking muscadine vines.   188 more words


Attack of the "Bookworms"

I recently encountered “bookworm” damage in a book I was capturing. This was surprising to me me because, while I have taken a course in the preservation of information materials, I do not remember this topic being discussed. 195 more words

Digitization Laboratory

Wooden Board Infilling pt. 1

I’m currently working on a few large bindings, one of which has wooden boards that have become a feast for woodworm. All along the joint edge where I’ve uncovered the board by removing the previous deteriorated red rotten reback leather, there’s evidence of quite a lot of insect damage. 286 more words

Book Project