Unless you are growing a garden in a top secret new technology bubble, it is safe to say you are not alone. There are a plethora of creepy, crawling, adorable insects and organisms that have made your garden home and are sticking around to either help you be successful (beneficial) or not so successful (pests).

A mantid looking very alien

One of the many things we love about the Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Advisories from the Utah Pests team is that they act as friendly reminders that we are not alone in our garden failures. The advisories specifically highlight disease and pest issues that have been reported and/or observed across the entire state. And, we all know misery loves company. So, if your tomato plants are looking sad and yellow don’t beat yourself up about it! If you are frustrated by your squash bug problems or fed up with aphids, you are not the only one!

aphids on cabbage

Read through this August 4th advisory for advice, solutions and a gentle reminder that others are right there with you, even if they are only munching away on your lovely garden plants!

First page of advisory Second page of Advisory Third page of advisory Fourth page of advisory from 8-4 Fifth page of advisory from 8-4-2016 Final Page of Advisory from 8-4-16