Category Archive: Pests

In Production Today – February 2013

Productivity is gradually recovering after ex-Tropical Cyclone Oswald.

Glyphosate, The World’s Favourite Herbicide

Glyphosate-based herbicides are bee-killing global pollutants of groundwater, rivers and surface water. More recently glyphosate has been detected in rain. The latest research reveals that glyphosate damages the beneficial bacteria in the gut of… Continue reading

South American Biocontrol Calls Wynnum Food Garden Home

Being eaten alive, from the inside out, is not the kindest death. But it’s ruthlessly efficient.

Prince of Wales’ Feathers

I reckon Prince of Wales’ Feathers is one of the most beautiful of ornamental vegetables.

In Production Today – October

In Brisbane, winter crops have finished flowering. Their seed is ripe and ready for harvest.

Predator Attracting Plants

Organic gardening isn’t conventional gardening, so why not enjoy some unconventional pest control?

How Do I Grow Sword Beans?

Or more importantly, what are sword beans? Think of sword beans (Canavalia gladiata) as haricot bean alternative. Both are vines and sword bean needs  a garden in a frost-free climate to grow really… Continue reading

Scrub Turkey Trouble?

Question Hi Jerry, I have just moved to Byron Bay and have a Scrub Turkey (aka Australian Bush Turkey) problem. Do you have any clues as to what I should do to get… Continue reading

How Do I Prevent My Garden From Spreading Mosquito-Borne Diseases?

Is gardening fashion fanning ill health? Cairns City Council has increased on-the-spot fines for homeowners found to have mosquitoes breeding on their property to $400. John Pilspanen, of Queensland Health, says the disease… Continue reading

Big Solutions Create Bigger Problems

ABC news on line reports that the Queensland Premier believes that the proposed Traveston Crossing dam at the Mary River Valley is a cheap solution for SE Queensland’s water needs. The truth is… Continue reading

AEF Still Spells FAKE

Don Burke is a well known Australian celebrity who blends public relations with gardening. He’s made his name through commercial gardening shows selling product. Since the demise of Burke’s Backyard TV show, Burke’s… Continue reading

“Queensland Gardeners Too Dumb To Grow” – Minister

In a recent guide, ‘Waterwise Queensland: Gardening with greywater’*, published on 26th April 2008, Queensland minister for Natural Resources and Water, the Honourable Craig Wallace hopes to popularise grey water in home gardens.… Continue reading

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