Problems in the Garden
This week Buggy Joe Boggs (OSU Extension) is reporting ‘wheel bugs’ lurking on leaves of trees and shrubs (good bug – predator – but will bite fingers!), reports of blossom end rot on tomatoes, peppers and squash, a reminder that although squash can get blossom end rot, it can also get end rot of squash which involves numerous pathogens which may infect the blossom and or the fruit tissue (known which it is before trying to manage the problem), galls galore showing up now on stems and leaves including hairy oak gall, spiny oak gall, horned oak gall, maple spindle gall, oak apple wasp gall, clustered midrib gall, and many more that have the gall to show up, hickory tussock moth caterpillars feeding mostly on oak but will eat ash, crabapple, elm, and sweetgum leaves, Zimmerman pine moth caterpillars on white pine, apple scab on crabapples, southern stem blight (also known as stem blight and white mold) on a variety of plants including vegetable crops, and a reminder to visit www.beetlebusters.info to learn more about beetles including the Asian Longhorned Beetle.
-Catch The Buggy Joe Boggs Report Saturdays at 8:42am on 55KRC The Talk Station. You’ll also find his blog at www.ronwilsononline.com.