Turf and Ornamental Pest Management

Scale insects on ornamental plants

Scale insects are very common pests of landscape trees and shrubs, yet are often overlooked when scouting. They can, however, be responsible for chlorosis, branch die-back or ultimately death of the plant. Scales are broadly categories as soft and armored scales. Soft scales produce soft, cottony, powdery or waxy substance…
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SDHI fungicides and turfgrass disease control: An overview

Introduction The succinate dehydrogenase inhibitor (SDHI) fungicide class is the fastest growing in terms of new compounds produced and launched into the fungicide market in turfgrass and in agriculture in general.  This fungicide class, which inhibits the complex II of fungal respiration, is not new and was originally called carboxamide…
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