Category Archives: IPM

Get Ready for Fall Dormant Horticultural Oil

In mid-late autumn, we have an opportunity to manage some of our plant pests, such as mite eggs and scale insect nymphs, before they go completely dormant.  Now that trees are starting to drop their leaves and the weather has … Continue reading

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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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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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