Author Archives: Jen Llewellyn

About Jen Llewellyn

OMAFRA Nursery and Landscape Specialist @onnurserycrops

Memories of an OMAFRA Summer Field Technician

I am Mieke Boecker, the 2021 OMAFRA Summer Field Technician. I worked closely with Jen Llewellyn, OMAFRA Nursery and Landscape Specialist on several projects and this article outlines some of the highlights of my summer contract with OMAFRA.

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Monitor Beech Trees For Introduced Beech Scale Nymphs in the Coming Weeks

Introduced Beech scale (Cryptococcus fagisugae) goes hand in hand with beech bark disease (Neonectria faginata and N. ditissima).  It is believed that the wounds made by the tiny scale nymphs create entry points for the lethal fungal disease.   Beech scale … Continue reading

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Magnolia Scale Crawlers are Active

Magnolia scale Adult females (photo above) have given birth to live young, and these tiny, dark crawlers are venturing out to feed on twigs in the landscape.

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Seeing Leaf Chlorosis? Foliar Nutrient Testing Can Help Solve the Mystery

                    Do you ever see chlorotic or stunted leaves and wonder if it could be a particular nutrient deficiency?  Soil nutrient testing can be a good tool to assess levels of … Continue reading

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These Cloudy, Hazy, Humid Days are Numbered

Looking up at the sky today, it was so hazy you couldn’t see much but a fuzzy-looking grey. This is a different kind of overcast than what we normally get to experience. Hundreds of wildfires are burning in the west … Continue reading

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Start Treating for the 2nd Generation of BTM Larvae in Toronto

Now is the time to detect and treat for actively feeding box tree moth larvae in Toronto Continue reading

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The Friyay Report – July 8th, 2021

One of the most filthiest scale insect pests known to horticulturalists, the Euonymus scale (Unaspis euonymi) is a tiny little armored scale that covets evergreen Euonymus fortunei in the garden or landscape.  Adult females have a dark cover that is wider at the posterior end, sea-shell in appearance with white margins. The smaller males have […]

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You Are Ontario’s Early Warning System: Spotted Lanternfly NYMPHS!

Here’s a pest you have been hearing about more and more, the Spotted Lanternfly (Lycorma delicatula).  It is not a fly, but a planthopper. In the Order Hemiptera, Family Fulgoridae.  It is actually a much stronger hopper than it is a … Continue reading

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Japanese Beetles Have Started To Emerge

                 Japanese Beetle (Popillia japonica) adults are starting to take flight in southern Ontario!

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Plant and Insect Development is 2 Weeks + Ahead of Last Year!

One of the most filthiest scale insect pests known to horticulturalists, the Euonymus scale (Unaspis euonymi) is a tiny little armored scale that covets evergreen Euonymus fortunei in the garden or landscape.  Adult females have a dark cover that is wider at the posterior end, sea-shell in appearance with white margins. The smaller males have […]

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