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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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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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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Tree disease Concerns

I had a client stop in with concerns with her trees. Client claims that the lower part of the tree has been losing it’s leaves for the past two years. Could this be from the abnormal spring weather we have had? Freezing the new buds? Located in Adams County.      

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Plant ID

Hey all!  I get these photos via email, yesterday.  The client found it in their vegetable garden.  Any thoughts anyone?  Thanks much!  Brian (:))

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Plant/Weed ID

This plant is growing in a clients back yard in Columbia County.  It is sprouting up in their lawn, among the hostas and in their flower beds.  Help in identification would be appreciated.

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Woody edge plant ID

Please help identify the plants growing at the edge of a woody area, near a housing subdivision.  Clients recently built the house and have these plants growing along the edge of the woody overstory.  Buckthorn is growing nearby above these plants.

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Maple Tree/Woodpecker

A client has a maple tree that she believes is being attacked by woodpeckers and would like to know how to best protect the tree. I personally didn’t see any woodpecker damage but I told her I would get a second opinion. The tree does have a quite a few frost cracks.

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