Category Archives: Nursery Production

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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Rough Winds Do Shake the Darling Buds of May

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Welcome May 24 Weekend!

  What a treat! Several of our sugar maples are blooming this year all over southern Ontario, from Barrie to Niagara, these native beauties are gracing our landscapes with blooms.  Its been 5 years since sugar maples were blooming like this. The cooler weather continues!  Climatologists are predicting that our daytime temperatures will stay moderate until about the […]

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Protect Malus and Pyrus Now

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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