The Rockdale Gardener

Gardening Posts From Rockdale Cooperative Extension

Adding Beneficial Insect Preservation to Your Pest Management Business

by Steve D. Pettis Rockdale County Extension Agent Pollinators in the news Pollinators have been headlining the news for months now. With reports of declining Monarch Butterfly populations and honeybee deaths seeming in the news daily, homeowners are becoming aware of the plight of pollinators and other beneficial insects. Just…
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Fall is the Time for Fungi

The sun sets early in the woods this time of year. Where it is daylight until 6 p.m. out in the open, the light starts to fade in the woods at 5 p.m. under the canopy of a forest. This is the best time of day to see mushrooms. Take…
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Beneficial Insects, Spiders and Mites

The most numerous form of life on earth is the insect and they take care of some of the most basic chores of the natural world. Our beneficial six-legged friends perform processes such as organic matter decomposition, soil aeration, and pollination. They also help to control harmful insects that damage…
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