Category Archives: IPM

Don’t Kiss All Your Ash Goodbye Just Yet – Part II

In 2016, approximately 4,688 hectares of ash trees were found to be in decline or mortality due to Emerald Ash Borer (Agrilus planipennis, EAB) in the province of Ontario. That’s down from just over 41,000 ha in 2015. This data … Continue reading

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A Few Opportunities for IPM

 Bright, orange-red lesions of Pear Trellis rust (Gymnosporangium sabinae) are still quite visible on ornamental pear trees right now. Take a look at the undersides of those rust lesions to find sporulating structures, called “aecia” (pronounced “ay-see-a”).  These stringy, trellis-like … Continue reading

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IPM This Week August 17/17

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. 

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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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