Pesticides in Fruit and Vegetables

We are all aware that fruit and veggies produced commercially, unless they are certified organic, have been exposed to pesticides at some stage in…

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Neem

Neem products are sold for a variety of uses. In the garden, some people hail neem oil spray as a wonder pesticide.   It  has also found its way into…

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Citrus Gall Wasp

  Citrus Gall Wasp Many of our more persistent garden pests are not native to Australia but citrus gall wasp is definitely an Aussie grown garden…

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Whitefly

Though they look like tiny white flies or moths theses little sap suckers are a relative of aphids and mealy bugs.   You know Whitefly has moved into…

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Aphids (Inside a Colony)

Being an enthusiastic gardener, I welcome spring with open arms and can't wait to get out into the garden to watch it come to life. And it's not…

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Mites

Mites undergo incomplete metamorphosis. They hatch from eggs into six-legged larvae. They then molt and emerge as eight-legged nymphs, which molt…

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Caterpillars

Hi, my name is: Caterpillar Describe yourself: I am a child star, and appear in a really well known children's book! It's true, I am very hungry,…

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White Curl Grub

Hi, my name is: White Curl Grub (cockchafer in the southern states) Describe yourself: Well, I’m white and, as my name suggests, kinda curly (more C…

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Thrips

Hi, my name is:  Thrip There are around 6000 different species of this insect and they infect a wide variety of plants. Many species target…

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Scale

Hi, my name is: Scale Describe yourself: I'm tiny (about 2mm) but that's not a problem as I'm really unattractive. I am a single mum with up to 2000…

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Christmas Beetles

Anoplognathus pallidicollis Most of us would be familiar with the bright and glossy Christmas beetles. We often see them dazed and confused, crawling…

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Pesticide Use

Ontario says NO to Pesticides Ahhh pesticides, a controversial subject at the best of times. Over beers with mates (bearing in mind we are ALL plant…

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Root Knot Nematode

Hi, my name is: Root Knot Nematode Describe yourself: For some reason, heaps of people are really scared of me. I don't know why, I'm just a…

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Chemical Terms

Use this guide to help you make the most sustainable decision possible when, if there is no alternative, you need to use chemicals. Active…

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Queensland Fruit Fly

Queensland Fruit Fly (Bactrocera tryoni) Queensland Fruit Fly was found in metropolitan Melbourne in January 2008. This is a matter of very great…

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