How to Manage Pests

Pests in Gardens and Landscapes

Watering carrots

Examine your soil visually and with your hands to determine the need for additional water. Carrots need to be kept moist throughout the root zone for the best quality straight roots. Dry soils or crusting, especially in the seedling stages, will impair root growth.

Proper watering with either drip or furrow irrigation will keep your plants vigorous and help protect them from insect damage and sunburn.

Place a hose or drip tape between rows of plants
Place a hose or drip tape between rows of plants

Furrow irrigationFurrow irrigation


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