May 21 2011 Timely Tips

GARDENING CALENDAR

TEXAS AGRILIFE EXTENSION SERVICE

BEXAR COUNTY BY DAVID RODRIGUEZ

May 21, 2011

Having fire ant issues in your vegetable garden? Use a bait containing Spinosad.

If handpicking or vacuuming up stinkbugs in the garden isn’t working, consider applying an approved pesticide such as liquid Sevin®.

If spider mites are bothering your tomato crop, consider applying Malathion at recommended label rates.

Soft bodied insects like aphids on peppers and other crops are easily controlled by the use of Insecticidal Horticulture soaps.

David Rodriguez is the County Extension Agent-Horticulture with the Texas AgriLife Extension Service in Bexar County. For more information, call the Master Gardener “Hotline” (210) 467-6575 or visit our County Extension website at https://bexar-tx.tamu.edu.

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