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SaddleBrooke/Saddlebrooke Ranch Master Gardeners are volunteers trained in concert with the University of Arizona, Cooperative Extension, Pinal County, Department of Agriculture and Life Sciences. We
***Plant Disease Alert
on Witches' Broom
SaddleBrooke Article on Witches' Broom
The excessive amount of moisture, during the spring season is
bringing a nuisance insect to large populations, causing some plant
damage worthy of note.
Please be advised that Spittle Bug nymphs commonly feed on Salvia,
Rosemary and Texas Ranger.
In Saddlebrooke and Saddlebrooke Ranch the populations of this pest have
exceeded normal levels. If
you see globs of what looks like "spit" on your plants, wash it off with
a strong burst of your hose.
This might need to be done a few times before full eradication of
the pest. Pass the word along to friends and neighbors so that we can
collectively reduce the numbers of these pests.
Your SaddleBrooke/SaddleBrooke Ranch Master Gardeners invite you to join our virtual Community Education via Zoom on Thursday, September 17 at 1 pm Arizona time. Scott Richardson, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Biologist, will present "Backyard Bats." Scott has responsibility over the previously endangered lesser long-nosed bat.
Scott first became interested in bats while working for the Utah
Division of Wildlife Resources back in the late '80s and early '90s.
Coming to Tucson, Arizona, in 1994 as the urban wildlife
biologist for the Arizona Game and Fish Department, Scott conducted
research on urban bats, as well as doing public education and
outreach related to bats.
Questions about registration: Contact Laurie Mc Coy at firstname.lastname@example.org
At this time, all plant calls will be handled by telephone and email, but no home visits will be made. Call Don Lawson for assistance email him at email@example.com.
* The term SaddleBrooke is meant to be inclusive of HOA 1, HOA 2 (including the Preserve) and SaddleBrooke Ranch.
Photo Credits: Lyle Larson, Debbie Muise, Elissa