Although native bees and honeybees may just be starting to gather strength and are beginning to fly outside, other “B’s” have been of growing concern in the greenhouse for some time now.
These include common spring bedding crop problems like Botrytis cinera (aka grey mold), Broad mites, and leaf burn (from a variety of causes).
Keep reading for tips on how to manage these issues during this time of year.
Continue reading “It’s “B” Season! Watch for Botrytis, Broad Mite and Burn.”
You know the old rhyme: “April showers bring May flowers, but what do May flowers bring? Aphids“. Or sometimes it seems that way, anyways, with Spring bedding crops.
To help guide your pest management program this year, our friends (superiors?) over at Michigan State Extension have released a handy list of which crops are likely to attract which pests. Keep reading for more info.
Continue reading “Spring crops that are “magnets”for certain pests.”
I’ve been getting a lot of calls lately about Broad Mites (Polyphagotarsonemus latus) in crops like New Guinea impatiens, torenia, begonias, exacum, ipomea and gerbera. Broad mite can also attack chrysanthemums, so it’s time to start thinking about control of this pest as you’re sticking your new cuttings. Read on for tips on monitoring and control.
Continue reading “Banishing Broad Mite – New post in Floriculture IPM Blog”