How to Manage Pests
Pests in Gardens and Landscapes
Late spring frost can blacken and kill shoots, budding leaves, and flowers. Early fall frost may damage
shoots and kernels, which darken and become rancid more rapidly. The terminal growth, particularly of
young trees, may be killed during winter freezes. In the spring, new shoots grow profusely below the
Adequate moisture in fall and winter will lessen the impact of freezes. In a drought year, a winter
irrigation may be necessary. Firm soils that have recently been irrigated warm up readily during the
day and radiate heat easily at night. Keeping a groundcover mowed low may also help prevent frost damage.
Some varieties are more susceptible to frost damage than others.
damage to leaves