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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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IPM This Week (June 10)

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

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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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Leps Looking Moderate-High in Some Areas

            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

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Welcoming The Victoria Day Long Weekend!

  What a treat! Several of our sugar maples are blooming this year all over southern Ontario, from Barrie to Niagara, these native beauties are gracing our landscapes with blooms.  Its been 5 years since sugar maples were blooming like this. The cooler weather continues!  Climatologists are predicting that our daytime temperatures will stay moderate until about the […]

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IPM in early August

This beautiful, fat four-horned Sphinx moth larva  (Order: Lepidoptera; Family: Sphingidae; Species: Ceratomia amyntor) was found chewing on elm leaves by OMAFRA Field Tech Student Kaitlin Creighton and LO Nursery Scout Charlotte Thomson.  Knowing their supervisor’s sense of humour, Kait … Continue reading

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Happy Summer Solstice (Yesterday) Eh?

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 Starting to Fly

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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It’s June 1st Already!

 We’ve just entered one of the busiest times of year for IPM managers of outdoor ornamentals. Plants are lush and pests and diseases are hungry. Are you seeing discoloured, pimple-like spots on the foliage of pear trees?

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Leps are languishing…. time for biocontrol

                Seeing holes in leaves on deciduous trees?  This sugar maple was showing interveinal holes and closer inspection revealed fall cankerworm (Alsophila pometaria) larvae on the leaf undersides.  Larvae are pale green (although you’ll often … Continue reading

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