Henbit in Mid-February

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Call it another sign of global warming if you like, but I’ve never seen the annual weed Henbit out by mid-February in Oklahoma, seeing it out last week on Valentine’s Day. This plant is a common winter annual weed that germinates in fall, but is very small until the warmth of spring causes it to… Read more »

Dormant Oil Treatments Now Prevents Insect Damage Later

Posted by & filed under Aphids, Insect Control, Mites, Tree and Shrub Care.

Now is the perfect time to combat certain insect pests that can damage trees and shrubs later on in the season, with the application of a dormant oil treatment. Most commercially available horticultural or dormant oils  are refined from petroleum oil with the impurities filtered out. This is then combined with an emulsifying agent that allows… Read more »