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  • Landscape trees benefit from potassium-based superabsorbent polymer-amended backfill soil

    Landscape trees benefit from potassium-based superabsorbent polymer-amended backfill soil

    Weiner (1975) put it aptly when he stated that “However rewarding the act of tree planting may be, watching a young tree slowly die can be spiritually defeating.” Landscape plants, noted Richard Harris (1983) in his well-known “Arboriculture” book, “probably suffer more from moisture-related problems than from any other cause.” The success of tree planting ...

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  • Aonidiella Aurantii
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    Aonidiella Aurantii

    The adult female has a round, slightly convex, leathery covering, 1-2 mm (0.039 - 0.079 inch) in diameter, with a central tip. It is semi-transparent, with a reddish-brown color. The insect itself, which is normally hidden, is light orange-yellow. Males develop under an oval cover, about 1-1.3 mm (0.039 - 0.05 inch) in length, which is smaller and paler than that of the females. When mature, ...