Organic Solutions for Gardeners
A Guide to Managing 10 Common Pests in North Carolina Gardens
Welcome to Toxic Free NC's practical, illustrated guide to organic pest management for ten of the most common garden pests in our state:
If you don't know which pest is bugging your garden, try using our Illustrated Pest Finder to identify it!
Toxic Free NC created these sheets with home, school, and community gardeners in mind. The solutions they describe are meant to be relatively simple and inexpensive, and as friendly as possible to the health of gardeners, eaters, beneficial insects, and our natural environment. We wrote these factsheets using well-respected manuals and websites on pest management, and consulted several experienced organic farmers and gardeners in our state to add practical know-how.
We hope youll find the Organic Solutions for Gardeners series to be helpful, and share them with other gardeners who could benefit.
Thanks and happy gardening!
Researched and written by Sean Barker - Part & Parcel Farms, Raleigh
Edited by Billie Karel and Fawn Pattison - Toxic Free NC, Raleigh
Cathy Jones Perry-Winkle Farm, Chapel Hill
Fred Miller Hilltop Farms, Willow Spring
Connie Schultz Master Gardener, Kenly
Shirley Sparr home gardener, Burnsville
With additional help and input from:
Melissa Bailey NC FIELD, Kinston
Ana Duncan Pardo Toxic Free NC and The Wedge Community Garden, Raleigh
Andrew Klutz market gardener, Cary
Robin Kohanowich Central Carolina Community College program in Sustainable Agriculture, Pittsboro
Seth Nivens Green Valley Community Garden, Spruce Pine
Tes Thraves Center for Environmental Farming Systems, Goldsboro
||The Organic Solutions for Gardeners factsheet series was written with the needs of non-commercial home, school, and community gardeners in mind. Certified Organic growers, or those seeking a certification, should check with their certifying agency before using ANY insecticide. Some organically acceptable insecticides are approved for use in Certified Organic systems only against certain pests or in certain situations.