Fall into Vegetable Gardening— Saturday, July 23 2016
Vegetable gardening in Collin County is a year-round activity. Whether you are new to vegetable gardening or have years of experience, this program is for you! Collin County Master Gardeners will present "Fall into Vegetable Gardening" on Saturday, July 23rd from 9 a.m. to noon at Myers Park & Event Center in McKinney.

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UPCOMING PUBLIC EVENTS
Jun 29 |  | Global Spheres,7801 S. I-35E, Corinth, TX
Jun 29 | 08:00 AM | Global Spheres, 7801 S. I-35E, Corinth, TX
Jul 12 | 02:00 PM | 433 County6 Road 1006 Wolfe City, Texas 75496
Jul 21 | 08:30 AM | Woodbridge Golf Club - 7400 Country Club Drive, Wylie, Texas 75098
Jul 23 | 08:00 AM | The Landing, Myers Park
Mark Your Calendars for "A Walk in the Park"
The Collin County Master Gardeners will be hosting tours of the award-winning Earth-Kind® research and demonstration gardens at Myers Park on Saturday, June 4, 2016, from 9 am – Noon.
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My Crape Myrtle trees have white spots on the trunk and branches. The bark is black as well. What is this? Will it hurt my trees and how do I treat for this?

This is an infestation of Crape Myrtle Bark Scale.  One of the first signs of this insect is black sooty mold on the bark.  Bark and leaves may feel sticky to the touch as a byproduct of where the scale is feeding.  The "white spots" can occur anywhere but usually in the branch crotch or pruning wounds. 

Treatments for this scale include using a mild solution of dishwashing detergent and a brush to scrub the scale and black mold off.  Horticulture oil has not been shown to be effective yet but a heavy winter coating might help.  Full coverage is a necessity.  Systemic insecticide treatments in the form of a soil drench have shown the most promise to date.  These include Imidacloprid and dinotefuran.  The best time to treat with the systemic insecticides is May through July.  Follow the directions for use for either product.  Systemics do take a few weeks to become effective as they spread throughout the plant