Humans help spread the disease when they transport infected plants, plant parts or infested soil.
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
Excessive summer irrigation of oak and madrone trees may promote fungal diseases such as the oak root fungus (aka armillaria root disease) and crown rot.
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...