Plant and Insect Diagnostic Clinic Update - November 11, 2009

The following are highlights and updates about samples and questions recently received in the Clinic:

Diseases

Problems with conifers such as sudden needle drop on spruce have continued to be  common samples. 

Insects

We have received several samples of marbled orb weavers this fall.  This beautiful spider is not poisonous and can simply be enjoyed.  Orb weavers make the nice classic round spider webs we all think of when someone mentions a spider web. 

 

Photo of a marbled orb weaver courtesy of Todd Burras.

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