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Author Archives: Jen Llewellyn
On May 14, 2020 the ministry announced the launch of the Agri-Food Workplace Protection Program for Producers. The government has recently announced an additional $11.6 M in funding.
Now that trees have dropped their leaves and the weather has turned mild for a bit, hort professionals have a short bonus shot at managing overwintering plant pests! The full, dormant rate of horticultural oil is excellent for smothering juvenile … Continue reading
It looks like a boxelder bug doesn’t it? Ah, but boxelder bugs have a lot more solid black on their wings. Maybe a milkweed bug? No, they have red and black wings but no black circles like this one. Can’t … Continue reading
We recently cracked a case of stunted, distorted leaves and premature leaf drop on honeylocust this week….
Magnolia scale females have given birth to live young, and these tiny, dark crawlers have started to venture out to feed on twigs in the landscape. Signs of magnolia scale include honeydew: sticky leaves and sticky residue on vehicles and … Continue reading
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 […]