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Managing Scale Insects in Difficult Plants
If a nursery person tells you, he or she has no scale problems, they are lying, stupid, or just do not want to deal with it. The classic claim is, “I cannot have Japanese Maple Scale because I do not grow Japanese Maples”. Unfortunately, there are about 30 JMS host plants; not just Japanese Maples. Let’s all sit down now and have a nice calm talk about the reality of scale out in the nursery field and surrounding lands.