Tag Archive: Scale

Be on the Lookout for Crapemyrtle Bark Scale!

Figure 1 Note the black sooty mold coating the layers of white and grey scale, believed to be crapemyrtle bark scale, Eriococcus lagerstroemiae. [Photo by Gary Knox] Crapemyrtle bark scale, Eriococcus laqerstroemia, is a new pest of crapemyrtle and is emerging as a major threat to crapemyrtles throughout Florida and the Southeast U.S.  This pest …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/03/31/be-on-the-lookout-for-crapemyrtle-bark-scale/

Scale: A Major Pest of the Home Landscape and Garden

  Adult Scale – Image Courtesy Lyle Buss Many different species of scale insect infect citrus in North Florida, and mid spring is usually when gardeners notice them on their fruit trees and ornamental shrubs.  Many different species of scale affect Florida homeowners and cause a host of problems in the garden and landscape. Citrus …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/05/09/scale-a-major-pest-of-the-home-landscape-and-garden/

Cottony Cushion Scale – Sighted this Spring in Northwest Florida

Cottony Cushion Scale (Icerya purchasi) is a serious pest on citrus and has already been observed at multiple sites in the Florida Panhandle. The Satsuma Tangerine, Citrus unshiu, is currently the major citrus of economic importance for fruit production in North Florida. Now is the time to act to prevent infestations of Cottony Cushion Scale …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/04/12/cottony-cushion-scale-sighted-this-spring-in-northwest-florida/