Crop Pests

Potato Pest Increases Crop Yield Dramatically

Scientists studying a major potato pest have found that the larvae feeding on tubers can actually increase crop yield. Greenhouse tests indicate that caterpillar saliva increases the marketable yield by up to 2.5 times from a potato plant when less than half the potatoes are infested.

Four Great Reasons to Garden (Beyond the Food)

[social_buttons] I often write posts about the practical limitations of “local food,” but I am a huge advocate of the “very most local food” Β – that which comes from your own garden. Β  Gardening “Roots” I have serious roots with gardening. Β My grandfather was born in 1899 when 40% of the population was directly involved …

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