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 Use scent to deter foxes

 


Foxes have a very strong sense of smell and will eat almost anything. Gardens with chickens or rabbits, or bird feeders, accessible pots, and crops are particularly attractive. You can use some scents to deter foxes, they are said to dislike the smell of chilies and garlic, so pour boiling water and spray your garden as a fox repellant. Other animal repellents are available, but be aware of the risk to other wildlife and always read the manufacturers' instructions carefully. If a territory is marked by a fox, it will take some effort to move them, and if they feel their territory is being threatened, they may increase the amount of marking.



aphid management in leafy greens

 4 keys to effective aphid management in leafy greens In order for vegetable growers to successfully compete in the new market, they need to produce high-quality, pest-free crops. This is especially challenging for leafy growers, where the damage caused by aphids can drastically reduce yield and quality. In many areas where lettuce is produced, aphids are an economically important pest found in the crop. Types of aphids Many aphid species infect and damage leafy vegetables. Among them, the green peach aphid, Mycelium persica, is generally the most notable because of its wide host range, the tendency to pesticide resistance, and the tendency to infect plants rapidly. Other species such as the foxglove aphid, the algae Solani, and the lettuce aphid, Nasonovia ribisnigiri are important aphid pests of lettuce in the western United States. Due to their small size and high reproductive capacity, aphids are often undetected until they grow to the point of damage. Related Links -