It will soon be time for the first Spot Spraying of the year. In an organic program, proper timing is everything! We will be spraying horticultural oil on Korean Spice Viburnum, Viburnum carlesii, as soon as the leaves begin to unfurl. This prevents snowball aphids from damaging the leaves. See the photo below for an example of what the leaves may look like if left untreated.

While this damage is only cosmetic and does not impact the plant adversely, it can be easily controlled. This is especially important if your Viburnum is located in a prominent spot.

 

Curled leaves due to snowball aphids,
Viburnum carlesii

 

 

Please contact Kim in our office to arrange for your spot spraying. We will also be contacting clients from last year’s spray route.

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