by Marty Reich, Master Rosarian
Excerpted from the June 2018 Rose Leaf
Japanese beetles! These little monsters appeared here in mid-June last year, but were seen in some gardens the first of June this year.
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Rose Rosette Disease is a devastating disease of roses. It makes the rose unsightly because of abnormal growth of the rose plant tissue. Symptoms such as witches’ brooms, excessive thorniness, enlarged canes, malformed leaves and flowers are associated with this disease. This disease has been reported since the early 1940s but only in 2011 did research demonstrate that it is caused by a virus, aptly named the Rose Rosette Virus. Continue reading “Combating Rose Rosette”
As soon as you receive your pesticide, write the date on the label. If properly stored in a climate-controlled area, the product should be good for 3 to 5 years (depending on the product) once opened.
Remember to always wear protective clothing and a pesticide respirator when spraying any pesticide.
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