Bagworms can really damage your trees, how can they be managed?
Tag: Hort pests
Hand Picking Japanese Beetles
If you have a small Japanese beetle invasion, or you’ve decided not to use an insecticide, there are some tips you can utilize when hand-picking them. First, the JB response to disturbance is to drop straight down from the plant. You can position your bucket of soapy water beneath the branch you’re tapping and use…
IPM: An Ounce of Pest Prevention is Worth a Pound of Cure
Perhaps the right question to ask is not about what to spray but about how to prevent the problem in the first place, and to take the advice of Ben Franklin that “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” It’s a philosophy we call Integrated Pest Management. The secret is planning ahead, instead of waiting for problems to present themselves.
Wildlife Conflict – Humans
It isn’t easy being a tree in Nebraska. Nebraska is famous for its bone-chilling winters and blazing hot dry summers. When you start adding in other factors such as insects and wildlife conflict it can be down right impossible to grow. There is one type of wildlife that is so destructive and damaging to trees…
How to ID and Manage Japanese Beetles
Download a PDF of this Blog Post Fast Facts Japanese beetles are non-native, invasive pests that damage over 400 different types of plants by feeding on leaves, flowers, and fruits. Feeding on leaves results in lacey, doily-like leaves, flower feeding results in shredded flowers, and fruit can be hollowed out Adults are 1/2 an inch…