PLANT SPOTLIGHT –  Magnolia Scale


Magnolia scale is a very common problem for most popular cultivars of Magnolia in Wisconsin. You may have noticed more issues with the magnolias in your landscape in 2021. Hot and dry weather can cause the insect population to multiply which in turn causes increased damage to plants. Extensive feeding on the plant can lead…

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New Pest Alert

NewPest Viburnum Damage

Viburnum Leaf Beetle (VLB) VLB only affects viburnums and most commonly arrowwood viburnums. VLB is a fairly new pest to southeastern Wisconsin. VLB feed on the green tissue between the veins of the plants, causing them to skeletonize. This is similar to damage caused by Japanese beetles. VLB begin to feed in late June/early July.…

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