Take a closer look at beneficial insects, including some of the helpful roles of pollinators and natural enemies of crop pests. Includes a 5-step summary of how to establish a flowering insectary in your garden or on your farm, and a list of further reading, with links, for the curious.
Research and industry experts discuss basil downy mildew, disease management, and tracking, and the latest in breeding innovations, including the new Prospera DMR.
Refer to this list of plant disease resistance codes used by Johnny's to designate common plant and seed-crop pathogens, including the acronyms and type of causal organism, e.g., fungal, bacterial, viral.
An overview of insectary planting options and recommendations for attracting and sustaining a range of beneficial insects on your farmscape or garden beds, with examples and descriptions of useful cover crops, grasses and grains, flowers and herbs, vegetables, trees, and shrubs that provide food and habitat for ecosystem service organisms.
Vegetable gardening experts make their case for planting flowers in among your vegetables and herbs — or vice versa — to improve overall garden health as well as yield.
An overview of the functions and strategies of farmscaping for biological control, with additional resources for planning and funding, from Johnny's Selected Seeds.
An introduction to effective, sustainable pest and disease control through adopting an integrated pest management approach, from Johnny's Selected Seeds. Here are some basics IPM, including the importance of determining economic threshold and action threshold.
Read an overview of the key principles and practices for preventing resistance buildup in pests and pathogens by rotating crops, crop varieties, and controls. Recommendations and guidance from the Research & Trialing team at Johnny's Selected Seeds.
A learning resource page for our webinar on Growing Under Cover with Niki Jabbour, award-winning author and four-season vegetable gardener in Nova Scotia.
Learn best practices for managing pests & diseases in controlled agriculture, including hydroponics & greenhouse settings. From Johnny's Selected Seeds.