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#45 – Japanese Beetles

by | Jul 13, 2023

Are Japanese beetles destroying your plants? Wondering what you can do to reduce the population of these pests in your garden or on your farm? Today, Lisa and Layne are joined by The Gardener’s Workshop’s warehouse manager and bug enthusiast Rhonda Graves to tackle the subject of Japanese beetles. They discuss how to identify Japanese beetles, their place of origin and where they have spread to, how they damage plants, their lifecycle and lifespan, when they emerge and how long they stick around, various prevention and treatment options, and more. Listen to the podcast to get an in-depth look at Japanese beetles and learn how to manage these destructive pests in your garden or on your farm!

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The “Seed Talk with Lisa & Layne” podcast is produced by The Gardener’s Workshop and co-hosted by Lisa Mason Ziegler and Layne Angelo. Lisa is the founder and owner of The Gardener’s Workshop, where Layne works as Seed Manager. Lisa is the award-winning author of Vegetables Love Flowers and Cool Flowers and the publisher of Flower Farming School Online, Farmer-Florist School Online, and Florist School Online. Watch Lisa’s Story and connect with her on social media. Layne is an avid gardener, seed starter, and engineer who loves learning and applying her technical knowledge to all areas of life, including gardening and growing flowers. Thanks for joining us!