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Time To Prune Boxwood and Eastern White Cedar

              Remember all those yellow spots on boxwood leaves we had this spring?  These were the feeding sites of the overwintering larvae of boxwood leafminer (Monarthropalpus buxi, M. flavus). Advertisements

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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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It’s June 1st Already!

 We’ve just entered one of the busiest times of year for IPM managers of outdoor ornamentals. Plants are lush and pests and diseases are hungry. Are you seeing discoloured, pimple-like spots on the foliage of pear trees?

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Leps are languishing…. time for biocontrol

                Seeing holes in leaves on deciduous trees?  This sugar maple was showing interveinal holes and closer inspection revealed fall cankerworm (Alsophila pometaria) larvae on the leaf undersides.  Larvae are pale green (although you’ll often … Continue reading

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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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Fall Cankerworm & Gypsy Moth Populations Looking Moderate-High in Some Areas

                Seeing holes in leaves on deciduous trees?  This sugar maple was showing interveinal holes and closer inspection revealed fall cankerworm (Alsophila pometaria) larvae on the leaf undersides.  Larvae are pale green (although you’ll often … Continue reading

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