The rhinoceros beetle, so-named due to its large recurving horn, is a well-known sight in gardens and on farms in Africa.
Pests and Diseases
Most gardeners have tried almost every method available to prevent moles from destroying their gardens and it is common knowledge that some gardeners are still buying special fumigating products, which release toxic gases like aluminium phosphide or carbon bisulphide, from hardware outlets and garden centres.
There are many reasons to remove alien vegetation from your garden, but how does one go about it? Mechanical or chemical eradication, or a combination of the two, can help a gardener achieve long term success. Biological control is in the hands of the professionals and they have had some success in controlling certain species […]
Flea Facts These ancient, wingless insects have been on earth for 160 million years and spend 95% of their lives in the environment.
Gardening trends have changed a lot in the last 20 years. When I first came to South Africa, in 1980, most of the garden centres concentrated on exotic plants, and the showier indigenous flowers.
Like many other leaf-eating caterpillars, the bagworm falls under the order Lepidoptera and its adult stage is a moth.
African bollworm AKA American Bollworm To avoid destroying the natural controls along with the pest you are targeting you need to follow a process of integrated pest management (IPM). In other words you must manage the damage caused by pests in the most environmentally sensitive way possible, minimising the risks to human health and the […]
A large, beautiful and diverse group, microfungi remain a mystery to almost everyone except mycologists and plant pathologists. In contrast to macrofungi, most of which are easily visible, microfungi can only be studied properly with the aid of a microscope, however, what they lack in size they make up for in more widespread distribution, primarily […]