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Tag Archives: Integrated pest management
We recently cracked a case of stunted, distorted leaves and premature leaf drop on honeylocust this week….
Magnolia scale females have given birth to live young, and these tiny, dark crawlers have started to venture out to feed on twigs in the landscape. Signs of magnolia scale include honeydew: sticky leaves and sticky residue on vehicles and … Continue reading
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
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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
Magnolia Scale has had another great year in the Ontario landscape. This means tons of honeydew, ants, wasps and other nuisance insects that plague our beloved magnolia trees.
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
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
Environment Canada is calling for a warm, sunny weekend! There is still a chance of rain today and tonight but tomorrow is expected to be mainly sunny with high’s in the mid-20’s. Magnolia Scale crawlers are out! Crawlers are dark … Continue reading