Category Archives: IPM

Time To Prune Boxwood and Eastern White Cedar

              Remember all those yellow spots on boxwood leaves we had this spring?  These were the feeding sites of the overwintering larvae of boxwood leafminer (Monarthropalpus buxi, M. flavus).

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IPM This Week – July 11

Click HERE for the AUDIO version of this blog post.                         Frequent precipitation events continue to shower outdoor ornamentals with too much love.  Leaf diseases are rampant, making plants … Continue reading

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Hay Hay We’re the……Scarab Beetles!

                 Japanese Beetle (Popillia japonica) adults are starting to take flight in southern Ontario!

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Pesky Pests Running Among Us

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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Professional IPM Field Tour for Trees in SW Ontario (Strathroy, June 20)

Arboriculture & Landscape Pro’s:  this workshop is for  you:    

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Does It Seem Like All We Do Is Work?

There are lots of pest and plant health issues out there right now so check out my last few posts from the last week or so.  Recently planted trees not looking so good?   The 2016 growing season was extremely hot and dry and was very hard on landscape ornamentals, especially those planted in the […]

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The Friday Report, June 2

There are lots of pest and plant health issues out there right now so check out my last few posts from the last week or so.  Recently planted trees not looking so good?   The 2016 growing season was extremely … Continue reading

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