This information was originally produced by the Department of Horticulture at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and has been adapted for use in Rio Blanco County by Bill Ekstrom, CSU Cooperative Extension. Healthy plants are less susceptible to attack by pests. Good cultural practices can reduce pest outbreaks.
  1. Appropriate Pesticides

    Avoid problems by taking the time to carefully study your pesticide needs.

  2. Are Pesticides Necessary

    Before you purchase any pesticide you should answer some important questions.

  3. Choosing a Pesticide

    If you decide a pesticide is needed, read the pesticide labels carefully.

  4. Healthy Plants

    Use these guidelines to keep your plants healthy.