- Pick off and destroy leaves of spinach, beets, or chard
that have been tunneled by leaf miners.
The leaves will have large tan splotches that are thinner than the leaf surface.
- Hose aphid-infested plants with
a strong stream of water to get rid of the pests. If a few hosings don't work, use
insecticidal soap spray on the affected plants.
- Use a strong water spray from the garden hose to dislodge mites and spittlebugs on junipers.
Spray apple and pear trees two weeks after
petal fall to control the larvae of the codling moth,
the worm in the apple. CSU Fact sheet 2.800
Stone fruits trees (peach, cherry, plum) may need
treatment to prevent peach tree borer
damage. The timing of the treatment is crucial; be sure to consult your Cooperative
Extension office. CSU Fact sheets 5.566 and 2.804
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