The early spring this year means it is much more difficult to know when insects and diseases will arrive in gardens and landscapes. We would like your assistance to help us track when pests are occurring!
Please report to us the first occurrence of pests that you see. Specifically, we would like you to e-mail us your sighting accompanied ideally with a picture(s). This information will be very helpful for us when we are talking to people about what to expect for a particular problem as well as when we are writing newsletters.
While sighting of any identifiable pest is useful, we especially are looking for sightings of:
- caterpillars - especially forest tent caterpillar, cankerworms, eastern tent caterpillar;
- sawflies - especially azalea sawfly, columbine sawfly, European pine sawfly, roseslugs;
- honeylocust plant bug and fourlined plant bug
- Colorado potato beetle,
- asparagus beetles
- iris borer
- ground-nesting bees
- sporulation of w hite p ine blister rust on pines
- apple scab
- black spot on roses
- cedar apple rust on junipers
- anthracnose on shade trees
- bacterial blight on lilac
- Botrytis blight on peony.
If you are unsure what any of the above pest problems look like, check out 'What's wrong with my plant?' .
Report insect information to Jeff Hahn, firstname.lastname@example.org
Report disease information to Michelle Grabowski, email@example.com
Thank you for your help!