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SOIL GRUBS

Grubs   Grubs are the immature larvae of various species of beetles:  There are endless species of them. This is a mostly invisible pest – living its life cycle in the soil for most of the season.   Grubs of different species tend to look similar except for their overall size   The Adult Beetles […]

CEDAR APPLE RUST

WHAT IS THAT !   Fungal blisters on apple leaf   As the summer progresses into fall gardeners start noticing these blisters on their apple tree leaves.  It’s a fungus !!! This disease is one of several caused by the genus Gymnosporangium. Its called Cedar Apple Rust.   Life cycle on broadleaf plants   The […]

BARK !

Introduction   Bark is the outermost layer of tissue on a mature plant. It is made mostly of dead rectangular cork cells that fit tightly together.  It is pretty much watertight! The bark on trees and shrubs is as distinctive and individual as the species that produce them.  Not surprising, there is a large variation […]

WHAT A WASTE !

Introduction   There are many steps in the metabolism of plants.  These come mainly from photosynthesis and energy production. All these steps require an endless supply of substances available in the cell for them to work properly.  Chemicals like proteins, acids, bases, and other molecular compounds. The total involved substances directly or indirectly in these […]

 
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