Category Archives: landscape

IPM This Week – July 9, 2018

                 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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Happy Summer Solstice (Yesterday) Eh?

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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Boxwood Leafminer Adults Starting to Fly

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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Upcoming IPM Workshops for Landscape, Arboriculture and Garden Centre Professionals!

Looking for a fun, educational workshop to brush up on your plant health knowledge and skills?  Looking to network with other professionals? Have I got the workshop for you! OMAFRA-ISA Course: “IPM for Woody Plants” Click below for registration page:

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Keep Protecting Susceptible Malus, Pyrus etc.

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.    

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Insect Pests on Evergreens Right Now

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

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Protect Crabapple, Serviceberry, Pears Now From Juniper Rusts

Gymnosporangium rusts are sporulating now on Juniperus hosts.  Look for orange, gelatinous structures on foliage and stems of various Juniperus spp.  They are sporulating both in container production and in the field.  They can be found sporulating when the Cercis … Continue reading

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