UPDATE October 5TH 2021

BOX TREE CATERPILLER

The second flight of the Boxwood Moths this year has virtually ended and is significantly later than in other years. We recommend a treatment against the young caterpillars from mid-October, preferably on a warmer day so that the caterpillars are active. With a good treatment this autumn, you will clear all the caterpillars and the next treatment will only be necessary around July 2022.

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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 in October is the last one to be carried out this year.

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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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