Need help with an ID

Hey all!  I had a client mail in the item shown in the photo below.  Anyone recognize what this is?  Looks plant-related and vaguely familiar, but for the life of me, I can’t place what it is.  Apparently, it had a stem-like structure attached to the bottom end initially.  Let me know what you think […]

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Belgian Savona Mums

A small local Amish mum grower had an issue with only one variety of mum this growing season. Out of 15 to 20 varieties the Belgian Savon Red had an issue. The pictures shown are on the day it was purchased 9/17/19 and then again one month later 10/18/19. As you can see there is […]

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Plant Identification

I have a client who has this growing on their woods and also into their yard. She states that it produces purple flowers in the spring of the year. It has stems hairs. Leaf arrangement are interesting as one branch has the leaves in alternate format and another branch has them in opposite. Any help […]

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Dying Oaks

A resident has a line of oak trees on his property and the outmost two are dying. I inspected the trees and could not find insect or root damage but did get the below images. There appeared to be a sort of white fungus at the base of the trunk. He is worried this is […]

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Problematic Peonies

A client brought in a sample of her peonies that end up browning and shrivelling.  She has a very long section of them and it’s random plants in the line that afflicted.  This has been happening for a few years and they will regrow in the spring, but eventually turn brown again. She’s hoping for […]

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Hosta Holes = Slug?

A client came in today with some leaves from their hosta that they think slugs are eating.  They have not actually seen any slugs on the leaves, but also have not seen anything else.  They are hoping for confirmation of what it may be and a control method.   Thank you

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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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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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