If you would like to not have spots on your apples and leave the birds and the bees this article may be just what you’re looking for. Apple Maggot, Rhagoletis pommonella, is a small fly that infests a variety of hosts including crab apple, apples, plum, hawthorn, and occasionally apricots. It has a wide range from North Eastern United States through to Southern Manitoba, Canada The
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These gregarious larvae will wave in unison as you approach and resume munching on your Mugo pine as soon as you leave. This joint reaction is thought to deter predators from the feeding colony. The European Pine Sawfly, Neodiprion sertifer, is the larvae of a non-stinging relative of bees and flies. It is as its name would imply a native of Europe and was accidentally introduced
Do your spruce trees look like they have short pants? A little thin? You may have Needle Cast Disease and not know it! Evergreens typically retain their needles for up to 3 years. If they are stressed or suffering from drought or disease they can lose them in one season. The investment the trees make in the needles costs them valuable resources and when they