Cool Season Mites

Degree Days - The degree day for July 17, 2024 base 50 is 2096.5. We keep track of this number because it tells us when insects are active. We cannot strictly go by the calendar. Last year on this date the degree day was 1768.5. The degree day calculation is a measurement of heat units over time, calculated from daily maximum and minimum temperatures. The next insect that we are preparing for is the cool season mite. They are active in spring and again in fall when the temperatures drop. They are active during degree day 2375 and 2806. They can do a lot of damage to Spruce Trees and Arborvitaes.

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I have become very passionate about trees and plant material.   In recent years we have had extreme temperatures and moistures changes - way out of the norm.   We have had three record warm temperature days this past February alone.   Our degree day today is higher than any year I have seen since I have been keeping track in 5 years.   Morton Arboretum says this is the …

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