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Plant Healthcare Alert: Dogwood Anthracnose and Powdery Mildew

 

Spring is upon us!  It’s that time of year for spring treatments to protect your clients’ trees and plants. Rainbow Treecare has provided some helpful reminders and links about common tree and plant problems during this time of year.

 

Dogwood Anthracnose

Flowering and Pacific dogwoods are at risk for dogwood anthracnose. Kousa dogwood is also susceptible, but the effect of the disease is usually limited to just leaf spotting.

Signs of Damage
Rounded, blotchy leaf spots with tan centers and purplish borders… More

Treatment Strategy
During rainy springs, fungicide sprays can protect new shoots… More

 

Powdery Mildew

Almost any landscape plant is at risk for powdery mildew. The most common plants affected include lilac, dogwoods, roses, crape myrtles and crabapples.

Signs of Damage
Reduced plant vigor throughout the year. Early leaf drop… More

Treatment Strategy
Products such as Myclotect and Cleary 3336… More

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