Tag: 2017

Pest Report – August 23, 2017

In this Issue: Garlic Problems Cabbage Aphid GARLIC There are more and more problems with garlic becoming more and more common. Some of these are only transmitted by planting diseased cloves or moving contaminated soil. Here is a bit about some of the common problems to watch out for when buying and planting garlic this

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Pest Report – July 24, 2017

In this issue: Spotted Wing Drosophila (SWD) Squash Vine Borer Three-lined Potato Beetle Powdery Mildew Squash Bug SWD on a tomato Drosophila maggot in a berry SPOTTED WING DROSOPHILA Spotted wing drosophila captures and presence in small fruit is earlier and bigger than I have ever seen. Even our late strawberries hosted maggots, and I

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Pest Report – June 26, 2017

In this issue: Potato Leafhopper Imported Cabbage Worm and Diamondback Moth Colorado Potato Beetle Leafhopper nymph Leafhopper hopperburn on potato leaves POTATO LEAFHOPPERS The potato leafhopper is here and numbers are exploding in some locations. If you see unexplained yellowing of leaves of beans or potatoes, check for the critter. They primarily feed on beans,

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Pest Report – May 18, 2017

In this issue: Cutworms Asparagus Beetles Oedema Flea Beetles in Brassicas Potato Seed Problems Cutworms around a broccoli seedling CUTWORMS (many species) Cutworms are occasional pests of many crops early in the season, including carrots, peas, onions, spinach, broccoli and the list goes on and on. Some years they result in major losses, other years

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Pest Report – April 28, 2017

DON’T RUSH I will concentrate in this first pest report for 2017 on problems that are common when a grower simply tries to push a crop too early. Basically the recommendation will be to calm down, sit tight, and wait for the soil and air to be more hospitable to tender crops. Of course, I

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