What is the best chemical way to control the shoot tip pine borer in central...

Asked January 20, 2017, 3:12 PM EST

What is the best chemical way to control the shoot tip pine borer in central ohio? I have it yearly on some spruce (omorika, and occasionally orientalis) Dave R

Franklin County Ohio pine tree health white pine borers

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If you are talking about the white pine weevil this fact sheet covers its impact and management options on spruce. http://www.cals.uidaho.edu/edcomm/pdf/cis/cis1133.pdf If this doesn't match what you are experiencing then we need to look at other reasons for what is happening. You can always submit a sample to our plant pest diagnostic clinic for confirmation of what you are seeing. Information about the clinic and how to submit a sample can be found here http://ppdc.osu.edu