The following are highlights and updates about samples and questions recently received in the Plant and Insect Diagnostic Clinic. Visit the PIDC's Facebook page for updates and more pictures. For more information on a particular disease or insect problem listed, follow the article (hyperlink) cited.
Plant Diseases and insect damage
The following highlights represent recent sample submissions from fruit, vegetables, and ornamental plants.
Oak - bur oak blight
Maple, Tar spot, Physiological scorch, physical injury (crack)
Willow, willow leaf spot
Pine, bark beetle damage
Ornamentals Perennials and Annuals
Rose - rose rosette disease
Viburnum - powdery mildew
Ornamental pear, Botryophaeria canker
Pumpkin, Bacterial Leaf and Fruit Spot, Powdery mildew, Aphids
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