Social wasps (Horticulture/Urban IPM)
Description:

Social wasps are common throughout the summer. At this time of year, many of the nests are visible as colonies increase. 


Alert Period: 07/31/2018 - 08/31/2018
Submitted By: Lauren Kerzicnik
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Leaf Scorch (Horticulture/Urban IPM)
Description:

The Schutter Diagnostic Lab has received various samples and questions in regard to leaf scorch. Leaf scorch is an abiotic disorder that usually appears as brown necrotic areas on the margin of leaves which move from the leaf tip downward. More information and management recommendations are provided in the attached PDF file. For questions and concerns, please contact the Schutter Diagnostic Lab (406-994-5150).


Alert Period: 07/27/2018 - 09/28/2018
Submitted By: Eva Grimme
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Aspen blotch leafminer_statewide (Horticulture/Urban IPM)
Description:

Aspen samples and pictures are coming into the Schutter Diagnostic Lab with large white blotches on the leaves. The spots on the leaves are due to mining from the aspen blotch leafminer, which is a moth.


Alert Period: 07/26/2018 - 09/28/2018
Submitted By: Lauren Kerzicnik
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Solfugids (Horticulture/Urban IPM)
Description:

Solfugids are also known as "sun spiders" or "whip scorpions". They are a type of arachnid and a beneficial predator.


Alert Period: 07/11/2018 - 09/28/2018
Submitted By: Lauren Kerzicnik
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Earwigs (Horticulture/Urban IPM)
Description:

During this wet weather, you might be having issues with earwigs. Our most common earwig found here is the European earwig.


Alert Period: 06/29/2018 - 09/28/2018
Submitted By: Lauren Kerzicnik
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May/June Beetles_statewide (Horticulture/Urban IPM)
Description:

Several reports have come in about grubs in the garden and grass. Adults are also emerging and flying to lights.
These are May/June beetles.


Alert Period: 06/08/2018 - 08/31/2018
Submitted By: Lauren Kerzicnik
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Home-Invading Weevils_statewide (Horticulture/Urban IPM)
Description:

Montana has several home-invading weevils that come into our homes. They range from small, grey weevils (less than 3mm) to larger black beetles.


Alert Period: 06/06/2018 - 11/30/2018
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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