We had freezing temperatures during the first three days of February in the middle of the night in two instances. There were some peaches and apricots in bloom at the time whose fruit crop might have been affected.
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Western flower thrips are the major problem with growing nectarines in the Las Vegas valley.If not sprayed, fruit can get terribly scarred. The fruit is safe to eat, but who would want to?
Orchard Todo List: March and April. Each of these below will be talked about more in depth in the coming weeks.
This time of year is a busy time for home horticulturists. Now that we have finished fertilizing landscape and fruit trees and increased irrigations as temperatures warm, we turn to pest problems.
Q. I am looking for substitutes for cacti. Plants without stickers that need no water. I want to replace my 15 lantana. I would like to plant them now before the heat comes.
Q. This insect was found on the west side of town inside the house. As you can see from the picture, it looks like a centipede. When we approached it, it became very defensive and acted like