Tag Archives: Integrated pest management

IPM This Week August 17/17

Magnolia Scale has had another great year in the Ontario landscape. This means tons of honeydew, ants, wasps and other nuisance insects that plague our beloved magnolia trees.  Advertisements

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Magnolia Scale, the plague of the landscape

Magnolia Scale is just rampant this year again.  And to make matters worse, there seems to be two developmental groups of them, a smaller subset about 3 weeks behind the older ones (see photo above).  This means a second set of … Continue reading

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August 10, the Monday Report

Magnolia Scale is just NASTY this year. CRAWLERS have hatched but are still hiding underneath the female scales.  Pick off scales to reveal dark grey eggs and crawlers (eggs with legs) underneath.  The crawlers will hatch and gradually emerge out from … Continue reading

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August 22 Nursery-Landscape Report

Environment Canada is calling for a warm, sunny weekend!  There is still a chance of rain today and tonight but tomorrow is expected to be mainly sunny with high’s in the mid-20’s. Magnolia Scale  crawlers are out! Crawlers are dark … Continue reading

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August 1 Nursery-Landscape Report

Environment Canada is calling for warmer and more humid weather this weekend.  UV index is still quite high so please take care out there are wear sunscreen, a hat and drink lots of fluids to help cool down your core … Continue reading

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Lots going on in IPM this week May 30/14

Environment Canada is forecasting a lovely, warm weekend.  Rain may return on Monday so keep that in mind if you are still managing diseases during leaf emergence. What a beautiful weekend for digging up dandelions and re-seeding the lawn and … Continue reading

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Nursery Grower IPM Seminars start NEXT WEEK!

Calling All Wholesale Nursery Growers! I will be conducting the 12th annual IPM in the Nursery seminars at 3 sites this year:

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