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Horticulture & Home Pest News is filled with articles on current horticulture, plant care, pest management, and common household pests written by Iowa State University Extension specialists in the Departments of Entomology, Horticulture and Plant Pathology.

Resources for Frequently Asked Questions

This article was published originally on 5/10/1996

Which Pesticides Can Commercial Growers Use On Fruits And Vegetables?

FG-600 Midwest Vegetable Production Guide for Commercial Growers Pm-1375 Iowa Commercial Small Fruit and Grape Spray Guide

How Can I Control Moles In My Yard?

Pm-1302b Managing Iowa Wildlife - MolesHHPN, August 11, 1995, pages 123 and 124

Is It Safe To Use Treated Wood In The Garden?

HHPN, May 12, 1993, pages 68 and 69

How Can I Control Termites In My Home?

Do-it-yourself termite treatment is not recommended. Contact 3 local pest control companies specializing in termite treatment to obtain inspections and estimates after referring to pamphlet Pm-1496, Selecting a Termite Control Service.

When Is It Too Late To Apply "Dormant Oil"?

Horticultural oils used during the dormant season should be applied before bud break on most plants and before buds show one-half inch of green tissue on apples. Horticultural oil can be sprayed at a lower rate in the growing season as a contact control. Follow the label instructions carefully.

Year of Publication: 
1996
Issue: 
IC-475(11) -- May 10, 1996