TEXAS AGRILIFE EXTENSION SERVICE
BEXAR COUNTY BY DAVID RODRIGUEZ
June 12, 2010
If you see tiny paprika-colored specks that move on plants leaves which have a spotted appearance, you’ve discovered spider mites! Spray both top and bottom leaf surfaces with an approved miticide.
Squash vine borers that have bored into the stems of squash and zucchini are finishing off the plants for the season. Dispose of them accordingly.
Replenish with organic shredded mulches around trees and shrubs to save water and protect plants roots from the drying sun as well as suppress weed growth.
Now is the time to plan for next spring. What when well and what can improve. Remember, fall is a good time to get a jump on spring planting when the weather has cooled down some.
David Rodriguez is the County Extension Agent-Horticulture with the Texas AgriLife Extension Service in Bexar County. For more information, call the Master Gardener “Hotline” (210) 467-6575 or visit our County Extension website at http://bexar-tx.tamu.edu.