University of Illinois Extension

Archives for July 2011

July 28, 2011

Richard Hentschel interviews with Jim Schuster, form Extension plant pathologist about powdery mildew, a typical disease of the late summer that has showed up much earlier this year due to the high humidity and night temperatures. Cultural management includes proper location and thinning in the spring and possible fungicide treatments.

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July 21, 2011

Richard Hentschel interviews Jim Schuster, former Extension plant pathologist about black knot, a serious disease that has attacked many ornamental cherry and plum in 2011. Management strategies are discussed.

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July 14, 2011

Richard Hentschel discusses lawn care during the hotter, drier periods of late July and August. Management can make a big difference in how well the lawn looks.

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July 7, 2011

Richard Hentschel discusses mites on our shrubs and evergreens. Mite damage shows up in hotter, drier weather, yet gets started while our weather is cooler.

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