A Circuit Court judge overturned Montgomery MD county’s ban on the use of pesticides dealing a major setback to advocates who argued that chemicals in the products are unsafe.
The NALP, in a press release, stated that the opinion soundly reinforces the premise that pesticides are highly regulated at the federal and state levels and that public… Read More
A newly-discovered species of tree-killing bark beetle, Dendroctonus mesoamericanus Armendáriz-Toledano and Sullivan, has been described in a paper published online in the Annals of the Entomological Society of America by a group of researchers that includes a U.S. Forest Service scientist.
Numerous and diverse studies by a research team that includes members from the U.S., Mexico, and Norway determined the… Read More
The polyphagous shot hole borer, a brown-black beetle from southeast Asia, never gets bigger than a tenth of an inch. It breeds inside trees; pregnant females drill into trunks to create networks of tunnels where they lay their eggs. The beetles also carry a fungus called Fusarium; it infects the tunnels, and when the eggs hatch, the borer larvae eat the fungus.
Unfortunately Fusarium also… Read More
MOVING INTO THE MONTH OF APRIL AND WARMER WEATHER, trees are emerging from winter dormancy. Once trees have emerged from dormancy they are actively transpiring and may be effectively injected. In order to control some early season diseases and insects it is important to inject as early as possible. Some of the more common tree problems that need to be treated early in the… Read More
ILLINOIS NEWS NETWORK REPORTS:
Gypsy moths strip trees bare of their leaves and — if left unchecked in Illinois — could leave a path of destruction in their wake.
*NOTE… See the Mauget products that control Gypsy Moth since the late 1960’s at the end of this article…
The state’s Department of Agriculture is trying to prevent that… Read More