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Scale on Honeylocust (Nampa)
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Posted on: May 30, 2018 by Rich Guggenheim
Cottony maple scale occasionally builds up in large numbers on branches and leaves of honeylocust, becoming quite conspicuous as egg sacs swell in June and July. The overwintering stage of this scale (mated female) can be controlled with dormant oil applications made before new growth in spring. These treatments also can help suppress spider mites, eriophyid mites and plant bugs that overwinter on trees.
Newly hatched crawlers generally appear in late June through July and can be controlled at that time with Sevin, Orthene or various pyrethroids. Imidacloprid (Merit) applied as a soil systemic treatment should also be effective, provided sites are irrigated. Natural controls generally maintain cottony maple scale at nondamaging levels and sustained infestations lasting more than one season are very rare.
Western Cherry Fruit Fly 2018
Cherry Treasure Valley
Western Cherry Fruit Fly
Posted on: May 25, 2018 by Paul Castrovillo
On May 22 the first 2018 Western Cherry Fruit Fly captured in an Idaho State Department of Agriculture WCFF trap was reported from Canyon County. Historically we expect to find WCFF in Gem County about a week after the first one is found in Canyon County.
Online phenology and degree-day models for WCFF predict first flight on May 21 in Ontario and Parma, May 24 in Caldwell, May 25 in Emmett, May 29 in Boise and May 31 in Nampa.
If treatment for WCFF is not already underway it should begin now.
For more information contact Paul Castrovillo at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 208-332-8627.
Coddling Moth 2018
Apple Treasure Valley
Posted on: May 21, 2018 by Dian Roberson
Coddling Moth has been detected in traps so it is time to take action! This is a small moth that lays eggs on the blossom end of Apple and Pear fruit. The larvae them bore into and ruin your fruit. Check out the publications and links below to help you choose the best control for your landscape.