Spider Mites

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Summer hits and it is time to start keeping an eye out for the symptoms of spider mites. I say symptoms of spider mites because it can be really hard to spot the actual insect. This minute pest can go after a variety of plants including evergreen and deciduous alike. They have multiple generations in a season and so take …

Hail Damage in Apple Trees

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We have had at least 3 major hail events since April of this year with the latest one being just 4 days ago on the 23 of June. I’m sure everyone especially remembers the one we had in April because the hail was measured at 2 inches around and damaged countless amounts of property. This damage included: totaling cars, breaking …

Fire Blight

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Fire blight is a type of bacterial infection caused by Erwinia amylovora. This bacteria is most often found in apple, pear and mountain ash varities in our area but can also be found in any of the rose family, cotoneasters, hawthorns, serviceberries and even blackberries and raspberries. It is important to know about these other hosts especially if you keep …

Why Trees Die Needlessly – The Easy Solution That Almost Nobody Knows

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All organisms found on earth eventually die. Lifecycles can be as short as hours or as long as thousands of years. One of the longest living organisms on this big blue ball is the tree. It can live for decades, centuries and in some cases even millennia. Trees are useful in an uncountable number of ways: they provide beauty, habitats, …

Western Tent Caterpillars

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We actually have several types of tent caterpillar here in Southeastern Idaho. They are considered a simple pest due to the fact that they all have similar life cycles, habits and even appearances. Malacosoma californicum, otherwise known as the western tent caterpillar is the one that is the most common and consequently the most damaging. Their presence is normally more …

Horticultural Oils in Your Landscape

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Some form of horticultural oils have been used to control pests for hundreds of years. Their most well known name is dormant oils. However, the oils we have on the market today make that a misnomer as many are labeled to be used throughout the “green” season. Dormant spray is a name for one of the times you can treat …

Soils of Eastern Idaho

Brady Madsen Landscaping, Plant Care

Planet Earth is an amazing orb in our part of the universe compared to almost anything within our current range of vision. Earth’s distance from the sun and the abundance of water provide the essentials of life so much more abundantly than anywhere we currently know. One of the more amazing things about our earth I have come to realize …