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Taking a Bite Out of West Nile Virus


Weed and Pest Control
Up until about five years ago, you probably never heard of the West Nile Virus (WNV), let alone worried about it; but all that changed in 1999.    More
 
Friday, July 1, 2005 RICHARD LENTI

Waging A War on Weeds


Weed and Pest Control
The battleground is the front lawn that you?re doing your best to maintain. The enemy is those pesky weeds that attempt to thwart you at every turn.   More
 
Friday, April 1, 2005 RICHARD LENTI

An Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Pound of Cure


Weed and Pest Control
Suppose you had the opportunity to create a perfect landscape. The grass would always be green, the color beds would always look neat and the trees would...    More
 
Monday, March 1, 2004

Using Integrated Pest Management Practices


Weed and Pest Control
Eager to serve a new client, you rearrange your afternoon schedule, and as your truck comes to a halt in the driveway, you?re met at the sidewalk.   More
 
Sunday, July 1, 2001 Phillip Meeks

Weed Control: Man vs. Nature


Weed and Pest Control
According to The American Nursery and Landscape Association?s poll, conducted by the Gallup Organization, $16.8 billion was spent in 1998 on landscapes, lawns, and trees.    More
 
Sunday, April 1, 2001 Katherine Woodford

California`s Scourge Today. Who Will Have It Tomorrow?


Weed and Pest Control
Yesterday it was an Australian problem. Today it?s a California problem. Tomorrow it will be a problem in Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas . . . which of the Southwestern or Southeastern states will become the next victim of this minuscule insect that has diligently...   More
 
Friday, September 1, 2000

Aphid Attack


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Aahh...springtime. Buds are breaking, turf is awakening from dormancy and the hummingbirds return from their sojourn in warmer climes.    More
 
Tuesday, November 30, 1999

Sharpshooter Has California in the Crosshair


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Of growing concern in the landscape industry is the potential loss of millions of dollars in revenue due to an epidemic infestation of the glassy-winged...   More
 
Tuesday, November 30, 1999

An Environmental Solution for Snails & Slugs


Weed and Pest Control
An environmentally-friendly product to control snails and slugs has been developed. Sluggo, a unique blend of iron phosphate with bait additives in easy-to-use, non-toxic pellets, is one of Western Farm Services new products.   More
 
Tuesday, November 30, 1999

Weed Control: A Game of Knowledge and Adaptation


Weed and Pest Control
Weed control is as much a contest of knowledge and planning as it is reacting to "plants out of place." Many weed problems can be prevented to a great extent by putting desirable plants in the right place.   More
 
Tuesday, November 30, 1999