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Managing Spring Pests on Evergreens

Look for small, white, woolly tufts or masses on the twigs of hemlock (Tsuga canadensis) (Photos: Julie Holmes, CFIA). Right now is the BEST time to scout for Hemlock Woolly Adelgid (Adelges tsugae) because of the visibility of the egg … Continue reading

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Protect Rosaceous Hosts 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 usually be found sporulating when the … Continue reading

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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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Protect Malus Against Apple Scab

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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Ontario Commercial Arborist Association meets Friday, March 24

2017 Plant Health Care Seminar by the Ontario Commercial Arborist Association (OCAA) OCAA’s yearly plant health care seminar is a must for OCAA members and all arborists to stay up to date with new information on pests and control methods.  … Continue reading

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BugFinder is here!

It’s finally here! BugFinder, the ultimate scouting app for woody plants in the nursery and landscape. 

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Upcoming IPM Workshop for Landscape, Arboriculture and Garden Centre Pro’s

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! March 28, 2017:  IPM in the Woody Landscape at Landscape Ontario in … Continue reading

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