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SARE has new fact sheet on sustainable pest management in greenhouses

Growers using greenhouses in which temperature, light and relative humidity are controlled have relied for many years on releases of natural enemies to manage aphids, thrips and two-spotted spider mites. However, many of the natural enemies used to manage these pests in heated structures are too sensitive to swings in air temperature and relative humidity to be used in cool structures such as minimally heated greenhouses and unheated high tunnels.

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New pest attacking crape myrtles in the South

by Kathie Rowell, special to the Times

Crape myrtles paint the South in candy colors every summer.

Unfortunately, the trees that brighten our hottest months are under attack by a foreign invader — crape myrtle bark scale.

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