View Full Version : Beetle or borers in Magnolia " Little Gem "

Eastview Landscaping
08-28-2002, 03:28 PM
Have noticed die back of lots of branches on Magnolia Little Gems and until the other day was unsure what was goin on. I happened to break a branch off at the exact location of where a line of white eggs or larvae were present. Upon further investigation I found tunnels throughout all branches dieing off and a couple of small black beetles or boreres. Sent sample off to college but cant wait for more to die out. Need some help what to spray , or treat with ( about 20 trees affected) :blob2:

Rob Spread & Spray
08-30-2002, 08:29 AM

You could try a fall soil injection of Merit and I would mix it with a fertilizer to improve plant vigor, or a trunk and branch spray of Astro in the spring. Be sure to check labels.