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Soft Scales - Trees and Shrubs

Cottony camellia scale Also see Armored (h ard scales) for additional scale insects. Scale insects belong to a large group of sucking insects that attack a wide variety of trees and shrubs. Generally, they are divided into two categories, armored (hard) and soft scale. Heavy infestations may cause...

Foxglove Beardtongue

Penstemon digitalis Perennial Forb Snapdragon Family The blossoms of Foxglove Beardtongue contain purple stripes that guide bees into the nectar reward, and hairy "tongues" that make the pollination process more efficient. Maryland Distribution: Moist meadows, woodland openings, throughout the...

Insect Pests of Brambles

Back to Common Problems - Brambles 1) Japanese Beetles Japanese beetles are metallic, coppery-brown and green, 1/4-inch-long beetles that often feed in large numbers, damaging the fruit and skeletonizing the foliage. Control/Prevention - Spray Schedule 2) Brown Marmorated Stink Bugs 3) Cane Borers...

Cultural and Environmental - Brambles

Back to Common Problems Brambles White drupelet* disorder raspberr y blackberry Sunburn (a.k.a white drupelet disorder) of bramble fruit may occur during periods of dry, sunny, breezy, hot weather. Excess UV radiation scalds the fruit. Individual drupelets become white or tan in color and hard. It'...

Fruit Glossary

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z A Abiotic – Nonliving (or non-Biological) components of the habitat, such as climate, water, and light. Acclimate – To adapt to new environmental conditions. Achene – A simple, one-seeded fruit in which the seed is attached to the ovary wall at...

Gooseberries, Currants, Elderberries

Back to small fruits Red Currants Currant flowers Photo: Luke Gustafson Gooseberries and currants are woody perennial shrubs that reach a height of 3 to 6 feet when mature. In Europe, in the 1800s enthusiasts could choose from 700 cultivars of gooseberry and would join “gooseberry clubs.” Most of...

Diseases of Brambles

Back to Common Problems - Brambles 1) Anthracnose, cane blight, and spur blight (stem cankers) Photo: Anthracnose (raspberry) John Hartman, University of Kentucky, Bugwood.or g Photo: Bramble spur blight, Mary Ann Hansen, VA Polytechnic Ins. and State University, Bugwood.org These are three fungal...

Wild Bergamot

Monarda fistulosa Perennial Forb Mint Family Maryland Distribution: Poor dry soils of meadows and woodland edges throughout the state. Height: up to 4 ft Bloom Season: July-Aug Sun: Light shade to full sun Soil: Well-drained, soils low in organic matter, tolerates clay and rocky soils Garden Use...

Common Problems of Brambles

Back to Brambles Cultural and Environmental Diseases Insects Wildlife Cultural and Management Practices for Pest Control in Bramble Plantings Weed and grass control. Controlling weeds and grass within and around raspberry plants promotes rapid drying, which decreases the incidence of cane canker...

Care of Brambles

Back to Back to Raspberries & Blackberries Mulch and Irrigation Fertilizing Brambles Soil pH 1st Year 2nd Year 3rd Year All varieties 6.0 - 6.5 ½ lb. of 10-10-10 per 10 ft. of row at beginning of bloom ½ lb. of 10-10-10 per 10 ft. of row at beginning of bloom 1 lb. of 10-10-10 per 10 ft. of row...

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