Plant ID

Area of plants growing along woods’ edge, owner says they are 2-3 ft tall. Can you help me identify? She sent me these photos:

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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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Oak Problem – small black spots on leaves

I don’t have much information from the homeowner other than these photos that were forwarded to me. I see the black spots especially along the veins….I will recommend the owner to send in samples, but just was curious what might be suspected. Thanks.

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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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Bare Spots in Lawn

A gentleman stopped by the office today with large brown areas appearing in his lawn in his backyard. His front yard and both surrounding neighbors’ lawns both appear healthy and lush. The bushes in his lawn did experience quite a bit of damage from Japanese Beetles earlier this summer. Is it possible the lawn is […]

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Green Beans – rusty colored spots

Can you tell me if this is bean rust or some other bacterial/fungal disease? Probably shouldn’t eat these, right? Homeowner said spots are on the leaves and pods and started noticing past week or so. Thanks in advance.

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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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