Pear tree with possible mites

A farmer has a little orchard with two pear trees both with little red brown dots on the leaves. One tree has these little red dots on the majority of its leaves. The farmer believes they may be some type of mite. Any thoughts?

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Unknown plant

The below sample was brought into the Lincoln County office with no description.  The homeowner would like a identification. Thanks – Dan

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Leaf die back

Client has petunias and tomatoes showing leaf die back from the edges inward. They were started as seed, but I’m not sure if they are in a greenhouse, or in her house.

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What is it?

Client wants to know what this plant is, stem is a woody vine.  Leaf buds look to be alternating.  Not a lot of growth on it yet but the plant seems to enjoy filtered light.  It is taking over the clients raspberry patch and growing under the evergreen trees.  

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Plant ID

I just want to check– is this pennycress? It looks super familiar but I can’t quite place it. Thanks!

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Mummified Grapes

Small vineyard in the county experienced a difficult growing season last year with one variety of grape in particular.  The variety name is Marquette.  The grower experienced what he describes as “Mummified Grapes”.  It only happened on this particular variety.  The vines set bunches of fruit but instead of developing into fruit the bunches turned […]

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Strange Growths on Young Oak Trees

While visiting a fruit farm in the southern part of Green Lake County surrounded by swamp I saw these non-Wisconsin native trees that had been planted there about 5-10 years ago.  The previous owner of the farm had received these oaks from one of his sons who was/is in the forestry service out west.  The […]

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Oak Trees

Received this photo from a client who says the trees are shedding their bark. My observation is that this is oak wilt. Looking for either confirmation diagnosis or accurate diagnosis. Thanks, Evan

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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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