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Landscape, Nursery & Urban Forestry Program News

Late Blight of Tomato Detected in Massachusetts
Late blight of tomato

This disease is caused by the fungus-like organism Phytophthora infestans and can affect both tomatoes and potatoes.

Gypsy Moth Caterpillars Dying Across Massachusetts

Droopy, juicy, or shriveled caterpillars are seen hanging from tree trunks and branches.

Hort Notes: Does Your Blue Spruce Have the Blues? Blame Rhizosphaera Needle Cast
Diseased needles in the canopy of a Colorado blue spruce (P. pungens).

Rhizosphaera needle cast has become a major disease of Colorado blue spruce (Picea pungens), white spruce (P. glauca) and Oriental spruce (P. orientalis) in landscape settings.

Hort Notes: Massachusetts Prohibited Plants and Non-Invasive Alternatives

As plants need to be replaced this fall and in the coming year, it is important to understand that some plants are on the Massachusetts Prohibited Plants List.

Dry, Dry, Dry... Resources for Landscapers

Some areas of Massachusetts have extensive rainfall deficits for 2016.