Tag Archives: Control

  • Daily Prep
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    Organic Weed Control

    Tips from Jean-Martin Fortier
    by Jason Wiskerchen

    Friday, April 10, 2015, 9:01 PM



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  • Podcast

    Neil Howe: What To Expect From The Fourth Turning We’re Now In

    More centralized control, crisis & conflict
    by Adam Taggart

    Sunday, March 15, 2015, 4:58 PM


    Fourth turnings are characterized by a growing demand for social order, yet supply of it remains weak. The emergence of the surveillance state, a perpetual war machine, increased intervention in the markets by the central planners, greater government control of critical systems like health care and the Internet — all of these are classic signs that we are well into a fourth turning now.

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  • What Should I Do?
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    How to Control Squash Vine Borer

    by Phil Williams

    Wednesday, July 2, 2014, 12:29 AM


    Squash vine borers are terrible pests of the cucurbit family of plants that include squash, zucchini, pumpkins, melons, and cucumbers.

    Squash Vine Borer Larvae

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  • What Should I Do?
    Slug: Phil Williams

    Control Methods for Slugs

    7 ways to keep pesky slugs from your garden
    by Phil Williams

    Wednesday, February 12, 2014, 10:06 PM


    I absolutely loathe slugs. They are a huge pest in my strawberry patch, and a minor pest in my annual garden. I mulch my garden with either shredded hardwood or straw, and I definitely have more slug problems from mulching. Having said that, the benefits of mulching far outweigh the slugs. I have tried quite a few natural and home remedies that can work wonders at keeping your slug problems to a minimum.  Join me in exploring the numerous options we have at our disposal.

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  • What Should I Do?
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    How to Control Mites and Lice on Chickens

    Managing your flock for optimum health
    by Phil Williams

    Monday, January 27, 2014, 8:31 PM


    Chickens love to take dust baths. This helps to keep their feathers clean and in good shape, but more importantly it helps to keep them free of mites and lice. Mites and lice can be serious pests of your flock. If chickens are left untreated in an outbreak, the results can be a general weakening, lower egg production, loss of appetite, lethargy, and possibly death. Your chickens should be active all day. If they are not moving much, there may be something wrong.

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