Mike Gray http://wuis.org en Harsh Winter Freezing Out Some Crop-Devouring Pests http://wuis.org/post/harsh-winter-freezing-out-some-crop-devouring-pests <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Despite what they may be thinking now, Midwest grain farmers and backyard gardeners alike may be thankful for the recent arctic temperatures before 2014 is out.</span></p><p>That’s because soil that’s frozen solid from weeks of below average temperatures isn’t exactly a cozy spot for hibernating insects that <a href="http://www.insectforecast.com/">feed on crops</a> as soon as the spring thaw comes.</p> Wed, 12 Feb 2014 18:41:32 +0000 Peter Gray 18833 at http://wuis.org Harsh Winter Freezing Out Some Crop-Devouring Pests