PHC on the Lookout – Dormant Oil Spray Applications Starting!

Just as the name indicates, dormant oil is an oily product that is sprayed on plant foliage during the plant’s dormant season. It is a relatively safe method for controlling certain plant attacking pests, in that it does little harm to beneficial insects, birds and animals. The Plant Health Care Department has begun dormant oil […]

Pest to Watch For – Aphids

Curled leaves, a sooty black mold and a sticky substance falling from the tree are all indicators of an aphid infestation. While there are around 50,000 aphid species worldwide, most will feed on specific hosts. This prevents them from feeding indiscriminately in the landscape. For example, the Pine Bark Aphid feeds on pine limbs and […]