Tag Archive: Ornamentals

Dormant Sprays Useful for Insect and Disease Management in Fruits and Ornamentals

Crapemyrtle Scale, UF / IFAS Extension During cold January weather, one doesn’t often think about spraying fruit trees and ornamental shrubs for spring insects and diseases. It’s just not on the radar. The fact is January and February are the best time to apply dormant sprays to combat insect and disease issues. Many ask, “What are …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/01/14/dormant-sprays-useful-for-insect-and-disease-management-in-fruits-and-ornamentals/

Phyllosticta Causes Unsightly Spotting of Ornamentals

Holly leaf infected with Phyllosticta. Image Credit Matthew Orwat Phyllosticta lesion on holly leaf. Image Credit Matthew Orwat The high humidity experienced in the Florida Panhandle during July and August has provided perfect conditions for fungal disease development on the leaves of a variety of ornamental species. One particularly noticeable pathogen is Phyllosticta.  Fungi of …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/08/04/phyllosticta-causes-unsightly-spotting-of-ornamentals/