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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.
Saddlebrooke Master Gardeners are pleased to bring Ben Wilder, the Director of the Desert Lab at Tumumoc Hill to our Thursday 19 November online program at 1 PM. A unique combination of science and culture, Tumamoc Hill is an 860-acre ecological preserve in the heart of Tucson. Its innovative, sustained, long-term environmental studies and over 2,500 years of cultural history have made it a US National Historical Landmark. The Desert Laboratory was founded to answer the fundamental question: how does life cope with aridity? In the twenty-first century, increasing drought and heat in many parts of the globe have transformed this basic scientific question into an urgent challenge facing humanity. Today, the Lab's legacy collections, data sets, and resources will be incorporated into projects that pivot on a forward-looking version of the original guiding question of the Desert Lab.
In addition to directing Desert Laboratory on Tumamoc Hill, Ben is the Director and co-founder of the Next Generation Sonoran Desert Researchers, and Interim Director of the Consortium for Arizona-Mexico Arid Environments (CAZMEX) at the University of Arizona.
Register for this free webinar at Registration Link: https://arizona.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_91e04IQVSmK1AOdj8fMzKgFor questions about registration please contact Laurie McCoy 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