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Spruce Spider Mites

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. Infested trees at first have a…

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Plant Health Care

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 value to the landscape and the method of application…

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Tar Spots

The black death, a cold black heart, fear of the dark, black cats, don’t go to the dark side! The idea that something that is dark or black is in some way evil is deeply engrained in our culture. Many of these instances are for good reason. Thanks to this prevailing opinion, a very common…

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A Tree Killer is on the Loose

While we might think of them as self-sufficient, big and strong, the mighty oak tree has become a major target for the killer disease known as “oak wilt”. For some time now this disease has been slowly moving across our state by way of an insect called “sap beetles”. It can also be root grafted…