Category Archives: landscape

Continue to Protect Apple, Crabapple and Pear from Fireblight and Apple Scab

Fireblight (apple, pear, see above) and Apple Scab (apple) diseases are normally reproducing and spreading this time of year.  This week we are more concerned about Apple Scab.  The cool weather has really reduced the activity of fireblight bacteria and so the risk of fireblight is looking low again this week.    

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Fruit Tree Disease Management Begins at Green Tip

Fireblight (apple, pear, see above) and Apple Scab (apple) diseases are normally reproducing and spreading this time of year.  This week we are more concerned about Apple Scab.  The cool weather has really reduced the activity of fireblight bacteria and so the risk of fireblight is looking low again this week.    

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Spring is Springing…Again!

There may still be snow in the bush north of Barrie but at long last, its been mild enough to support bloom on several early flowering plants.  Sunday afternoon was heavenly…for a few hours.  It looks like some milder weather … Continue reading

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Fall Pest Management on Beech and Pear

  Introduced Beech scale (Cryptococcus fagisugae) is easier to see this time of year on our native American beech (Fagus grandifolia).  That’s because of the white waxy coverings the females produced to protect their eggs in late summer. 

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Seeing Dieback on Maples?

Several Landscape Professionals are reporting significant canopy dieback in maple trees this year.

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Still Lots Of Opportunities For IPM

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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Boxwood Leafminer Adults Are Flying

Boxwoods in the landscape not looking so good coming out of the winter?  Are you seeing a lot of yellow leaves? Can you see any yellow-green-brown spots?

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Upcoming 2019 IPM Workshops!

Looking for a fun, educational workshop to brush up on your woody landscape plant health knowledge and skills?  Looking to network with other professionals? Have I got the workshop for you! OMAFRA-ISAO Course: “IPM and Site Condition Assessment For Woody … Continue reading

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Insect Pests on Evergreens Right Now

Look for small, white, woolly tufts or masses on the twigs of hemlock (Tsuga canadensis) (Photos: Julie Holmes, CFIA). It is still a good time to scout for Hemlock Woolly Adelgid (Adelges tsugae) because of the visibility of the white … Continue reading

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Protect Susceptible Apple, Crabapple and Pear from Fireblight and Apple Scab

Fireblight (apple, pear, see above) and Apple Scab (apple) diseases are normally reproducing and spreading this time of year.  This week we are more concerned about Apple Scab.  The cool weather has really reduced the activity of fireblight bacteria and so the risk of fireblight is looking low again this week.    

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