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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Colorado Blue Spruce

I have a client with 5 Blue Spruce in a row. I am not sure if they are all Colorado BS. Client thinks they are. I believe the one has Rhizosphaera needle cast but I only have an 8x lens and only see a few black dots. I have samples to be sent in if […]

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Hydrangea bush with browning on leaves and spots on the flower petals

Hydrangea Issues

Homeowner brought in a couple of leaves and a flower from a hydrangea bush that is experiencing issues.  Leaves show irregular browning.  Homeowners indicated that this seemed to appear within the last 2-3 days.

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Spruce Tree Browning

Homeowner provided sample (shown) and other photos of needle browning and loss. He says the affected tree is a 30 year old, 20 ft Alberta Spruce tree. Needles are browning and starting to drop. First noticed in 2018. Also have Black Hills Spruce tree on property according to owner, although those are not not showing […]

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Shrub ID and disease?

This shrub is developing leaf spots, some browning on leaves, and some leaves are turning orange and dropping off. The owner would like to know if it is a disease, and how to protect it. He would also like to know what kind of shrub it is. I can send in a sample to the […]

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Burning Bush issues

This plant is affected and a neighbors burning bush 2 door down looks like to also. Planting is next to the house, 7 to 8 ‘ tall and 8 to 10 years old. No fertilizers have been used. Symptoms first appeared around June 7th. Of course the weather conditions have been wet!  

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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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Red Maple

Individual from Adams County reached out to me with concerns about his tree and does not want to lose the tree. I believe it is a red maple going off of the young leaves he brought into the Adams office wanting to identify the type of tree and also the health issues of the tree. […]

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