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2020 – The Year of the MITES!

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The Friday Report – July 24, 2020

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The Friday Report – July 26, 2019

Are you noticing webbed masses of yellow-brown, fuzzy larvae with dark heads feeding on leaves of deciduous trees and shrubs this summer? 

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Upcoming IPM Workshop for Landscape, Arboriculture and Garden Centre Pro’s

Looking for a fun, educational workshop to brush up on your integrated plant health knowledge and skills?  Looking to network with other professionals? Have I got the workshop for you!

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The Tuesday Report – July 24, 2018

                     Are you seeing black marginal necrosis on the newest growth of Pear (Pyrus) trees?  We saw the same phenomenon back in 2016 and after several attempts at culturing pathogens failed, … Continue reading

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The Tuesday Report – July 25

Click HERE for the AUDIO version of this blog post.                         Um what happened to our crabapple trees?  You know what happened, all that rain during leaf emergence made … Continue reading

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Magnolia Scale, the plague of the landscape

Magnolia Scale is just rampant this year again.  And to make matters worse, there seems to be two developmental groups of them, a smaller subset about 3 weeks behind the older ones (see photo above).  This means a second set of … Continue reading

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The Thursday Report – July 21

Environment Canada is calling for very hot and humid weather to continue into this weekend and early next week.  There is a 40-50% chance of precipitation in southern Ontario for tomorrow, with a greater chance of showers on Monday.  The UV index is … Continue reading

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August 10, the Monday Report

Magnolia Scale is just NASTY this year. CRAWLERS have hatched but are still hiding underneath the female scales.  Pick off scales to reveal dark grey eggs and crawlers (eggs with legs) underneath.  The crawlers will hatch and gradually emerge out from … Continue reading

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The Friday Report – July 17/15

Environment Canada is calling for ridiculously hot and humid weather this weekend and well into next week.  The UV index is very high so please take care out there are wear sunscreen, a hat and drink lots of fluids.

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