Plants Beneficial for Pollinators

Pollinator Info Without the actions of pollinators, agricultural economies, our food supply, and surrounding landscapes would collapse. Birds, bats, bees, butterflies, beetles, and other small mammals that pollinate plants are responsible for bringing us one out of every three bites of food. They also sustain our ecosystems and produce our natural resources by helping plants…

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How to treat Viburnum Leaf Beetle

Info Viburnum Leaf Beetle are invasive insects which feed on the leaves of many popular types of viburnum. Even many of the Illinois native viburnum are susceptible to damage from Viburnum Leaf Beetle. The insects larvae will chew holes in the leaves in spring (typically early to mid-May). After this, the larvae will change form…

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How to Treat Boxwood Leafminer

Info Boxwood Leafminer is the most destructive insect pest of boxwood. The adult insect is a small mosquito-like fly. The adult insect does little to no damage to the plant. The larvae, though, are another story. The adult females lay eggs on the boxwood leaf surface. These eggs hatch and the larvae will start feeding…

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