Pest Patrol with Amy Grisak

Amy Grisak is a freelance author and photographer in Great Falls, MT who specializes in gardening, foods, and sustainable agriculture. She provides information on every kind of gardening pest from earwigs to elk.

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It’s the summer of skunks

Nothing will quite get your blood pumping like rounding a corner and seeing a skunk with its tail up facing...

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Why frogs and toads are good for your garden

Beyond the voracious marauders of deer, rabbits, or ground squirrels, when we think wildlife in...

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Using Bt to battle caterpillars

Something is eating my Swiss chard, and I can’t quite put my finger on what...

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A badger in the garden and other odd visitors

I’ve had elk munch my hops in the garden, and a grizzly and black bear...

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Figuring out what’s bugging your beets

Since I eat a lot of beets, I planted a fair number of them this...

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The mystery of the curling pear leaves

I’ve been chasing pears since we moved to Central Montana over a decade ago, and...

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Fungus problems on peppers

The other day someone asked what my favorite vegetable was, and my first thought was...

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Hops Gone Wild: What To Do When Hops Become Overgrown And Unkempt
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How To Take Elderberry Cuttings
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Dealing with Deer – Part 2
Springtime Fly Control
Prevent Box Elder Bug Invasion

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