Tips and Tasks for June


Bagworm larvae are hatching out this month and constructing new bags. Look for the little bags moving around on evergreen trees and shrubs and be prepared to spray infested trees with the microbial insecticide, B.t. between now and mid-July.

Early blight lesions with yellow halos on foliage
Early blight lesions with yellow halos

Young tomato plants may be exhibiting symptoms of various leaf spot diseases such as septoria and early blight. Remove badly infected lower leaves, keep a thick organic mulch around plants and avoid overhead watering.

Spider mite webbing
Spider mite webbing

Monitor houseplants kept indoors for mealybugspider mitesaphidswhitefly, and scale. If houseplant pests are a problem consider spraying with a labeled horticultural oil or insecticidal soap. If possible, move the plants outside before spraying and when dry, move them back indoors. Discard heavily infested plants.

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  1. Sataturf July 12, 2020 / 11:08 pm

    Very nicely described

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