We are battling numerous insects on our garden this year. Japanese Beetles, Striped Cucumber Beetles, Squash Bugs, Mexican Bean Beetle, Squash Vine Borer and the most recent one discovered is the Asiatic Garden Beetle. There isn't much that we can do for for several of these other than making sure that we are picking them off and killing them as much as we can. Surround, Neem oil and various other home-made formulas are being used with mixed success. The Mofga web site is a great place to go for information of many of the pests that we battle here in Maine: http://www.mofga.org/Publications/PestReports/PestReports2012/tabid/2178/Default.aspx?PageContentMode=1
2013 Insect Challenges
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As a committee member, one of my assigned responsibilities is education. I am hoping to help all of our gardeners by providing educational information that will help us all be successful this year. If you have any links or suggestions you would like to see posted here, just send me an email through our Contact Information page. Thanks. RM