Category Archives: landscape

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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Hold Off on Fall Fertilizer Where Soil is Dry

 Warm, sunny days and cold nights give rise to the most spectacular fall colours. Unfortunately, that long stretch of unseasonable warm, cloudy days and warm nights in September certainly stalled out leaf colour development this year.

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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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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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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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Boxwood Leafminer Adults Abound!

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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