Oak Problem – small black spots on leaves

I don’t have much information from the homeowner other than these photos that were forwarded to me. I see the black spots especially along the veins….I will recommend the owner to send in samples, but just was curious what might be suspected. Thanks.

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Spider ID

Client brought this spider into our office.  It was found outside the house in the foundation area.  It appears to me to be some type of orb-web spider.  Can someone help me to correctly identify this spider?  I sent these pictures to PJ, but he is out until the 25th.  Thanks.

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Bare Spots in Lawn

A gentleman stopped by the office today with large brown areas appearing in his lawn in his backyard. His front yard and both surrounding neighbors’ lawns both appear healthy and lush. The bushes in his lawn did experience quite a bit of damage from Japanese Beetles earlier this summer. Is it possible the lawn is […]

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Green Beans – rusty colored spots

Can you tell me if this is bean rust or some other bacterial/fungal disease? Probably shouldn’t eat these, right? Homeowner said spots are on the leaves and pods and started noticing past week or so. Thanks in advance.

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Soybean Issue

Soybean farmer has issues in one field with yellowing soybeans.   Field has never been in soybeans.  Conventional soybeans planted and were to be inoculated with double the rate of inoculant as recommended.  Four totes of soybean seed were used for several fields.  Farmer assumed all totes were inoculated. Other fields planted with the same seed […]

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yellow cucumber fruit

Client has a cucumber vine that has been producing your normal long green cucumbers.  Later in the season some of the flowers produced a round yellow fruit.  They look a lot like lemon cucumbers.  They are about 2-3″ long.  The vine right now is producing a mix of the two types.  Can anyone tell me […]

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Brown patches on lawn

Homeowner’s lawn has browning areas on the south side of his house. He said the condition looked more severe when most of the photos were taken and since then there’s been a fair amount of rain so it doesn’t look as bad. Can you point me in a direction? Thanks in advance.

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Oak Advice Needed – Leaves browning and dropping

Homeowner has this white oak with one large branch with leaves that are browning and dropping. Remainder of canopy looks okay. No injury on trunk. Should owner remove the branch that is showing the die back? They really want to keep this oak. Thanks in advance for any advice for the homeowner. 🙂

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Garden Weed ID

This is appearing all over the homeowner’s flower gardens (around hostas and such). They said they pulled garlic mustard and now this is coming up everywhere. They are not too bothered about it but would like to know what it is. Thanks in advance.

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