Pests & Diseases

There are plenty of critters that want to eat your garden before you do.  This partial list of local pests features the ones we hear the most about.  If there is something or someone eating your garden and you need help with identification or information on how to manage it feel free to contact us.  It's best to provide a few digital photos, as well as a brief description of the crop, the organism and the damage.  We can't promise responding to every request, but we'll do our best, and if it turns out to be a common problem that other folks have we'll include it here on our website.  

Thanks to the USDA for support for these Foodshed webpages,  specifically the Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program of the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, Grant # 2011-49400-30497 and the USDA-National Institute of Food and Agriculture-Agriculture and Food Research Initiative Food Security Grant # 2012-68004-20018.