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Japanese Beetles In Minnesota, Japanese beetles (Popillia japonica) are primarily found in the Minneapolis-St. Paul Metropolitan area, and in some areas in southeast Minnesota. Japanese beetles have an exceptionally large host range, feeding on the leaves of over 300 species of plants, including apples, grapes, blueberries,...

Winter is the best time to remove trees.  Dead and decaying trees and branches can be extraordinarily hazardous to your property, especially during the winter time. When snow and ice piles on top of branches it adds a significant amount of weight, which can result...

Winter is the best time to thin trees to keep them healthy and protect them from disease, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. “Pruning trees when they are dormant is a way to protect them from diseases such as oak wilt or Dutch elm disease...

Introduction The spruce spider mite is considered one of the most destructive spider mites in the United States. It injures the foliage of spruce, arborvitae, juniper, hemlock, pine, Douglas-fir, and occasionally other conifers.    Damage This species damages host plants by sucking plant fluid from needles as they feed....

What is Oak Wilt? Oak wilt is a vascular disease of oak caused by a nonnative fungus. It is one of the most serious diseases of oak in the eastern United States, killing thousands of trees each year. Where site conditions favor disease, the fungus can...

Plant Health Care has been defined as the selection, integration and implementation of pest control based on predicted economic, ecological and sociological consequences. Today, perhaps more than ever this approach is relevant to all landscape pest, nutritional management and care. Societal concerns about pesticide use, their...