With the warm weather of late and predictions for more to come, we will watch flower and leaf buds opening in profusion this week. As plants begin to develop and grow, so do pathogens, insects, and weeds. Fortunately, most will not cause serious plant injury for another month. We will try to keep you informed as they occur.
If you have plant problems and need advice, consult your local Extension office. The Plant Clinic is beginning to gear up for summer but is not operational until May 1. Please do not send samples before then because they will sit in the mail waiting for “opening day.” Look for more about the Plant Clinic services in the next newsletter.