Category Archives: IPM

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

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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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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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NOW IS THE TIME to Treat for Box Tree Moth Larvae in Toronto

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Protect Evergreens Starting As New Growth Emerges

Monitor for needlecast and blight diseases on older foliage where new foliage is emerging on Austrian pine and Colorado spruce.

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Box Tree Moth Larvae Are Starting to Feed in Toronto

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Those Precocious Blooms of April!

outher       Norway maple (Acer platanoides and its cultivars) are just starting to bloom in the GTA, making this one of the earliest blooms for trees since 2012! Continue reading

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April Showers and April IPM Opportunities

Unusually warm weather has hastened the flowering of many trees, shrubs and bulbs!  Although we have more seasonable daytime high’s in the forecast for the next week, night time low’s will be  above 0C in southern Ontario.  Silver maples may … Continue reading

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