Codling Moth and Bee-Safe Spraying_statewide (Horticulture/Urban IPM)
Description:

Adult codling moth has begun emerging around the state in Billings, Miles City, Great Falls, Missoula, and the Flathead and Bitterroot Valleys. There are several options for managing codling moth in backyard plantings. Chemical controls are applied after petal fall and should never be applied during bloom when risk to harming pollinators is high.


Alert Period: 05/22/2018 - 06/08/2018
Submitted By: Lauren Kerzicnik
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Fire Blight - Symptoms and New Resources (Horticulture/Urban IPM)
Description:

Our rainy days followed by temperatures above 75°F are ideal for fire blight infection. Old cankers are beginning to seep bacteria as the pathogen grows. This UrbanAlert provides general information about fire blight and links to helpful resources, including a tool to assess your fire blight risk.

Thank you,

Katrina Mendrey and Eva Grimme


Alert Period: 05/15/2018 - 08/15/2018
Submitted By: Eva Grimme
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Ticks are out (General)
Description:

The common ticks in Montana this time of the year are the Rocky Mountain wood tick, Dermacentor andersoni and the American dog tick, Dermacentor variabilis. See the alert for further information.


Alert Period: 04/30/2018 - 06/29/2018
Submitted By: Lauren Kerzicnik
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Tuxedo bug, Raglius alboacuminatus_Gallatin Co. and surrounding areas (Horticulture/Urban IPM)
Description:

A black-and-white seed bug is appearing by the hundreds in homes in Gallatin Co. and surrounding areas. It is also present in many areas of the state. See the attached pdfs for more information on the pest.


Alert Period: 04/12/2018 - 05/31/2018
Submitted By: Lauren Kerzicnik
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