Horticultural Oil For Effective Treatment of Insect Pests

2019-06-28T20:26:46+00:00June 19th, 2019|insect-and-disease-control|

What Is Horticultural Oil? Horticultural oil is a “pesticide” in that it provides an effective way to control insect pests. However, unlike most pesticides, it’s ecologically friendly and non-toxic for you and your pets. Most [...]

Deadly tick-borne Powassan virus being eyed by N.J. health officials

2019-06-28T20:42:53+00:00June 19th, 2019|insect-and-disease-control, Uncategorized|

Health officials are wondering if a tick-borne virus that killed a Warren County woman two years ago is on the rise in New Jersey. The Powassan virus has "no business being here in New Jersey," [...]

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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