Young Apple Trees and White Fungus

A farmer stopped in the office with concerns about his apple trees. Last year they purchased 30 apple trees of different varieties and this summer about half of the trees developed small leaves that shriveled up and fell off multiple times. The sick trees now have white fungus growing on the bark. The other (healthy) […]

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Dying Pine Trees

Hello, I had a client call about his pine trees dying. Here are the pics he has sent me. The client is wondering what this is and if/how they can treat this. Thanks, Evan Henthorne    

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Short-eared popcorn photo

Small Ear Popcorn

Resident had been growing quality popcorn for 20+ years. In the past 5 years or so, the quality of his corn stand and ear size has deteriorated.   In 2013 he had 32 gallons of popcorn and that has declined to approximately 2 gallons for each of the past four years.  The ear size is now […]

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Plant Id

Woody shrub growing by a foundation of a barn long since torn down.  Shrub has been on the property for as long as the owner has lived there 30 plus years.  Curious to know what it is.  Leaves always look this shabby and for a short time in the sping it produces clusters of pink […]

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Patches of Dead Grass

Homeowner sent me these pictures of their dying lawn.  The blades of grass when looked at closely have some variegation on the leaves.  What are they dealing with here?

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Not Virginia Creeper

Plant is similar to Virginia Creeper, but it has thorns with reddish wood stems. No suction cups, or flowers.  Spreads horizontally.  Leaves start one foot up from stem.  Growing with ferns in field.

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Plant ID

We have had a few people try to ID this flowering type plant and no one can come up with the ID>

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Plant ID

Please help to identify this plant.  It could be some type of hybrid cross.  It is growing in a vegetable garden.  Very interesting fruit and seed pod structure.  I have included photos of the fruit pods, a mature pod, flower, leaf, and photo of a partial plant with fruiting structures and leaves.

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blackened liatris

From the client: “The liatris that i have planted in my wilflower garden on our septic mound have blackened leaves this year. I have seen this more this year than other years. I thought because liatris is a prairie plant they would compete with the grasses, but they have all died out in the middle […]

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