Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Nursery and Landscape - Kabatina Tip Blight on Junipers

Picture from the University of Missouri Extension Plant Diagnostic Clinic

Kabatina blight will be beginning to show up on infected junipers in the next month. Tips of branches will turn light brown and usually a small gray canker can be found between the healthy and diseased tissue. They will shed by themselves eventually. Prune to remove cankers and the spores that cause them when the plants are dry. Do not confuse this with scale insects, webworm damage or old spider mite damage, which can be present at this time as well.

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