When is a scale insect not a scale insect? When it’s actually the juvenile stage of a whitefly. That is what some of the local landscapers found out while scouting for pests. The pupal cases of both Tetraleurodes (e.g., mulberry whitefly)… Read More
My milkweed is often overrun by aphids. Does milkweed in the wild have the same problems and how, possibly, is it naturally controlled?
First off, thank you for giving me the opportunity to inform people about the correct thing to do with their milkweed in the fall. Right now, we should cut the milkweed down as we need to encourage the… Read More
I was scouting one of my community gardens last week, when I was bombarded by a massive aphid population boom on my kale. Dozens of aphid clusters were evident on the undersides of most of my kale. You… Read More
Every day, if I get home before the sun goes down, I like to walk around my garden and see how things are growing. At this time of year there are always new surprises in the garden –… Read More
It would seem that landscapes are filled with pests ready to devour our favorite plants. We can often see evidence of pest damage in the form of leaf curls, stippled leaves, or chewed holes in foliage. How do… Read More