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Beware of the Cryptomeria Scale Hiding Beneath a Transparent Cover

2019-06-28T21:17:58+00:00June 19th, 2019|Landscape, Nursery, Turf|

Armored scales are generally regarded by green industry plant managers as being one of the more difficult insect pests to control. The Cryptomeria scale (Aspidiotus cryptomeriae ‘Kuwana’) is an armored scale that is notorious for being [...]

Needles may fall…

2019-06-28T21:27:23+00:00June 19th, 2019|insect-and-disease-control|

Now is the time to monitor for two common diseases of Douglas fir:  Rhabdocline needlecast (caused by the fungus Rhabdocline pseudotsugae) and Swiss needlecast (caused by the fungus Phaeocryptopus gäumannii).  Rhabdocline needlecast is well established in New Jersey Christmas tree plantations, [...]

Black Vine Weevil Best Treatment Window Nearing End in NJ

2019-06-28T21:30:07+00:00June 19th, 2019|insect-and-disease-control|

Many landscape & nursery managers consistently state that attempting to manage the black vine weevil insect (Otiorhynchus subcatus) as one of the most problematic pests they encounter. These leaf notching weevils feed on many kinds [...]

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