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Class 3: Vegetable Short Course

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Managing Pests, Weeds and Other Problems

Class 3 will explore sustainable, integrated methods to reduce pest pressure in your garden as well as ways to manage pests, diseases, weeds, and deer. Methods that will be covered include creating habitat for beneficial insects, maximizing your plants’ ability to resist pests, and use of natural and organic pest control products.

Review slides from class 3.

Learn more about common pests and diseases of vegetables and integrated management strategies:

The Extension Gardener Handbook is an excellent resource to learn more about many topics. The following chapters will help you develop an integrated pest management plan for your garden:

Learn more about natural and less toxic pesticides and the pests they control from these Extension fact sheets:

Deer are a major pest in vegetables gardens. Fencing is the most effective way to keep deer away from your plants. For plans and tips on constructing effective deer fences, consult the following resources:

Use Extension Search to find research based information from Cooperative Extension systems across the U.S.

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