Kathryn Fontenot, Ring, Dennis R., Brown, Sebe, Sexton, Mary
What are insects, and why is it critical to control them in the vegetable garden?
Insects are defined as small arthropod animals that have six legs and generally possess one or two pairs of wings. Insects can damage all plant structures in vegetable crops. Insects can also transmit vector diseases and bacteria into plants as they feed on them. Controlling insects can help a gardener produce better-yielding and more visually appealing fruit and vegetables to share or sell.
What is the difference in organic and synthetic insect control?
Organic control is when a gardener uses natural insecticides to reduce insect populations.
Synthetic control is when a gardener uses man-made insecticides to reduce insect populations.
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