Protecting plants from weeds, disease and pests in the field and the garden.

Protecting Plants: From Field to Garden

You approach your garden very similarly to how farmers approach their fields in terms of growing healthy plants and keeping pests at bay. Pesticides are helpful tools that allow farmers to grow crops more effectively by protecting them from harmful weeds, insects and diseases, just as they do in your backyard garden.

Crabgrass, quackgrass, morning glory and lambsquarters are just a few weeds you might encounter in your garden. The Old Farmer’s Almanac is a great source to learn what weeds might be taking over your garden. These same issues are on the minds of farmers. Similar weeds and pests are present in farmers’ fields, which is why pesticides are so helpful.

Which pests are the biggest concern in your garden? How do you deal with them? Comment below with your story and let us know. Be sure to share this information with all your gardening friends.