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Now is the Time to Manage Beech Scale

  Introduced Beech scale (Cryptococcus fagisugae) is easier to see this time of year on our native American beech (Fagus grandifolia).  That’s because of the white waxy coverings the females produce to protect their eggs.  Look for Advertisements

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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. 

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Introduced Beech Scale Nymphs on American Beech

  Introduced Beech scale (Cryptococcus fagisugae) is easier to see this time of year on our native American beech (Fagus grandifolia).  That’s because of the white waxy coverings the females produce to protect their eggs.  Look for

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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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Get Ready for Fall Scale Management

  Many horticultural professionals are ramping up for fall applications of horticultural oil. The full rate of horticultural oil is excellent for smothering juvenile stages of insects this time of year.

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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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