OSU research indicates that the less toxic iron phosphate containing slug baits are as effective as those with metaldehyde.
Control plant-eating mollusks early and often
Gardeners with small-scale orchards can take advantage of hazelnut varieties bred in recent years at Oregon State University that resist eastern filbert blight.
Home remedies have shown some effectiveness against many garden pests and diseases.
Most recently, my husband and I purchased a small farm in southern Oregon-ten acres in the Applegate Valley, a mixture of pasture, woodland, hills and weeds. We were delighted when we went into escrow and could not wait to...