Tree/Plant Diseases

Is This Foursome Tee-ing You Off?

By Zac Purinton, Arborjet Inside Sales/Technical Support As a former Assistant Superintendent, I understand all the things that can get in the way when managing 150 or more acres of turf, trees, and landscape. When problems arise, it is not sustainable to simply remove every tree. Arborjet is here to help you with that pesky […]

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The Oak Wilt Crisis in Michigan

Oak Wilt was first discovered in Texas where it currently infects over seventy-six counties and almost every city in the central part of the state. Individuals and municipalities have been battling oak wilt in the mid-west for years and now it occurs in twenty-one states. Oak Wilt is an up and coming problem in Michigan, so Arborjet’s Regional Technical Manager, Joe Aiken filled us in on the current situation.

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The Michigan Oak Wilt Crisis

Originally published December 2014 Oak Wilt has been on the rise in Michigan and recently there has been such a spike that it has become an epidemic, especially on the west side of the state. It has spread across the state so anyone that has oak trees here should be aware and be monitoring for […]

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Oak Wilt Invades San Antonio, TX

Originally published July 23, 2014 Oak Wilt is a fungal disease that attacks the vascular tissue of the tree, which can be fatal if left untreated. It has been in the United States for decades and has slowly made its way into the urban centers of San Antonio. There is no total prevention or cure […]

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Terminate Apple Scab Infection

Apple scab is a fungal disease caused by the fungus Venturia inaequalis, which affects leaves, fruit and twigs. While most common in apple trees, the fungus frequently infects both pear and hawthorn as well. Outbreaks will be most severe following particularly wet and cool spring conditions. For best results, apply PHOSPHO-jet or Propizol prior to […]

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Stop Sudden Oak Death This Fall

Sudden oak death (SOD) is the common name for a fatal tree disease caused by Phytophthora ramorum, a species of oomycetes that are similar to fungi. SOD is one of 59 species of Phytophthora, all of which cause disease in plants, such as coast live oak, California black oak, Shreve oak, tan oak, and canyon […]

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Treat Chlorosis with MIN-jet Iron & NutriRoot™

Iron or manganese chlorosis describes a condition in which a tree’s foliage loses its healthy green color and fades to a pale green or yellow hue. Without treatment, this condition will cause slow growth, leaf loss, and eventually tree death. Chlorosis is often caused by deficiencies of the micro-elements iron and manganese, and is particularly […]

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Fight Fire Blight

Fire Blight is the most damaging bacterial disease that affects shrubs and trees in the Rosaceous family and occurs during warm spring weather when combined with rains or heavy dews. This disease is most often found in pear, apple, loquat and crabapple trees and has become a nuisance to homeowners and commercial landscape managers. Flower […]

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Customer Testimonial: A Pleasant Surprise!

Six months ago I noticed that the evergreen in my backyard was covered in small white powdery spots that I later identified as “scale”. I procrastinated with treatment until the pest progressed to where the tree’s appearance started to decline and I had little hope for its survival. I had to do something quickly. I […]

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