Introduced Beech scale (Cryptococcus fagisugae) is easier to see this time of year on our native American beech (Fagus grandifolia). That’s because of the white waxy coverings the females produce to protect their eggs. Advertisements
Fall webworm (Hyphantria cunea) are laying their eggs on foliage (Juglans, Prunus, Betula, Fraxinus) at this time (Photo: Charlotte Thomson, LO Nursery Scout). They have multiple generations per year and most people … Continue reading
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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 […]
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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Fireblight (apple, pear, see above) and Apple Scab (apple) diseases are normally reproducing and spreading this time of year. This week we are more concerned about Apple Scab. The cool weather has really reduced the activity of fireblight bacteria and so the risk of fireblight is looking low again this week.
Look for small, white, woolly tufts or masses on the twigs of hemlock (Tsuga canadensis) (Photos: Julie Holmes, CFIA). It is still a good time to scout for Hemlock Woolly Adelgid (Adelges tsugae) because of the visibility of the white … Continue reading