Pine > Needles > Yellow to reddish brown needles on part to most of the tree
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Glyphosate herbicide damage
- Needles retain shape but turn pale yellow to reddish-brown
- If damage is severe, needles drop and branches may die
- Symptoms occur a few days to several weeks after herbicide application
- Dead or dying weeds expressing similar symptoms may be present nearby
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- Yellow, brown or dead needles
- May effect entire needle or cause spots or areas of discoloration
- May effect entire tree or be noticeably confined to one or more areas
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Pine needle scale
- Adults are small white, 1/8 inch long flecks on needles; visible all year
- Immature crawlers are active in May; are reddish-brown and the size of pinhead
- Light infestations generally don't show symptoms
- Moderate to heavy infestations can cause needles to discolor and even branches to die
- Attacks all pine as well as other evergreens
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Pine tortoise scale
- Moderate feeding can cause needles to yellow and become shortened
- Heavy infestations can cause shoots and branches to die back
- Feeding produces honeydew which can cause sooty mold
- Individual scales are reddish-brown, helmet-shaped and up to ¼ inch long when mature
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- White foamy mass on twigs and needles
- Small (up to ¼ inch), black and pale yellow nymphs on underside of needles
- Light infestations generally do not cause noticeable symptom
- Moderate to severe feeding can cause needle yellowing, shoot flagging and twig dieback
- Prefers Scots, Austrian and eastern white pine
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- Yellowing needles eventually turn reddish-brown and die
- Flagging shoots/branches (occasionally)
- Favors plantations of young red, jack and Scots pine, occasionally white pine and balsam fir in; older trees less susceptible to attack
- Generally only a problem in the northern 1/3 of Minnesota
- Adults are tannish, wedge-shaped, from ¼ -3/8 inch long
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Black pineleaf scale
- Individual needles discolored red or yellow
- Severe infestations can kill branches or even entire trees
- Stressed pines of all species are particularly susceptible
- Insects are tiny (a little more than 1/16 of an inch long) gray to black, oval shells
- Often found with pine needle scale
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