How to Manage Pests

Pests in Gardens and Landscapes

Pest identification and confirmation—Foamy canker

Alcoholic flux causes wood to exude fluid, but only for a short time during the summer, and the fluid has a fermented odor. This is unlike wetwood disease, which causes a sour or rancid, reddish or brown fluid to seep from infected bark cracks or wounds.

Alcoholic flux on almond
Alcoholic flux on almond

Bacterial wetwood infection
Bacterial wetwood infection


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