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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.
Lots of hairy caterpillars can be found feeding openly on foliage of nursery and landscape ornamentals this time of year. Above you will see Hickory tussock Moth (Lophocampa caryae, Family: Erebidae left photo) and the very common Virginian tiger … 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 […]
Foliar diseases such as Anthracnose can be seen on deciduous trees in the landscape, especially on maple, ash and oak. The fungus infects leaf tissue as it is emerging, especially during cool, wet springs. Fungal infection causes some distortion and … Continue reading
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
Seeing holes in newly emerged leaves but all you can find are dark, fuzzy little caterpillars? Gypsy moth larvae have also begun to feed. Look for holes in leaves and turn over inspect leaf … Continue reading
There may still be snow in the bush in Cottage country but at long last, its been warm enough to support bloom on several early flowering plants. It looks like some milder weather is coming this week! Night time low’s … Continue reading
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!
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 produce to protect their eggs.