Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Ground Squirrels, Powdery Mildew, Insect Pests, Diseases, and Giant Pumpkins

Good afternoon, Growers!

I received an inquiry from a grower regarding resources for dealing with ground squirrels. The subject of ground squirrels has also come up during this season's giant pumpkin growing workshops too.

So, knowing that the Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources of California has a tremendous amount of research available to the public, I found this link on ground squirrels for your reference:
This is an excellent and very comprehensive resource for gardeners. For example, for an exhaustive list of pumpkin and cucubit conditions (powdery mildew, insect pests and plant diseases), please refer to:
Good luck!