UPDATE September 3TH 2021

BOX TREE CATERPILLER

The Boxwood Moths are in their new flight. There is no point in treating them now and it is just a matter of waiting until there are new caterpillars, probably from mid-September onwards. Due to the extreme weather this summer, there is no clear outline of the new generations. If caterpillars are still present, you can still treat them.

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BOXWOOD BLIGHT

The wettest summer on record has clearly left its mark with very high fungal pressure in Buxus and many other plants. Treatment against the fungal diseases is necessary to prevent further damage and to give the plant a chance to recover. This treatment will certainly have to be repeated within a month.

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BOX TREE CATERPILLER

The caterpillars are bright green with a black head. This Asian butterfly can grow as big as 4 cm. There are two generations in Belgium : April/May and August.

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BOXWOOD BLIGHT

The investation starts with black spots on the leaf. A few days later the affected leaves will fall down en masse and black stripes appear on the young twigs.

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