- Roses are being eaten heavily by an insect called the rose slug and the rose rosette virus has become more common on all types of roses.
- Maples are suffering from what appears to be verticillium wilt
- Bacterial cankers are showing up on all types of plants, from weeping cherries to smoke tree.
- Spider mites are on spruce, juniper, holly, annual flowers etc.
- aphids are still running wild on many plants but none worse than daylilies
- Tomatoes are being threatened by both early blight and late blight, preventative controls should be implemented for both of these problems.
Friday, July 19, 2013
Wet spring means big problems and big blessings
A wet spring means that the water hose is lonely and our boots are muddy. It also means that we should spend more time in the landscape and garden scouting for a plethora of potential diseases and insects that will be abundant in this season. The following are some of the things are more prevalent as I walk around yards this spring.