A recent submission to the horticulture diagnostic lab was a jar of jumping oak galls. A Hymenoptera lays eggs in the leaf of white oak. when mature in the resulting gall it jumps off the leaf and begins jumping around on the soil surface, coming to rest in a soil crevice where it pupates and [...]
As with any subject greater understanding comes with an understanding of terminology. In the lawn care arena four words or phrases are important to understand. 1) Conventional. Lawn care connected with this term usually includes the use of synthetic fertilizer. These fertilizers may be fast or slow release. The later may be labeled WIN or [...]
For the second time in a week Western New York has come under the influence of arctic air via a Canadian high pressure system. The National weather Service is again issuing a freeze warning for Monday night and Tuesday morning. Temperatures along Lake Ontario are expected to dip close to 32oF and mid 20oFs inland. [...]
Have you noticed Norway Maple leaves are prematurely browning and falling? While it’s alarming, it doesn’t mean the end is near for the trees. Close inspection of the leaves reveals dark brown or black spots appropriately called “Tar Spot” and are caused by the fungus Rhytisma acerinum. If the leaves are left on the ground [...]
The Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) is in several locations in Monroe County. The Borer is very efficient in killing all ash trees, based on the Mid West situation, unless a tree is protected. Walt Nelson, CCEMC; Rob Gordon, Arborjet Inc.; and several area tree care professionals are providing a free information seminar 7 -8:30 PM [...]
White Grubs of European Chafer & Oriental Beetle are in the first and second enstar of development. If your grub numbers are above treatment threshold, this a good time for implementing a management strategy. Consult www.entomology.cornell.edu/cals/entomology/extension/idl/upload/European-Chafer.pdf, for more information.
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