Plant and Insect Diagnostic Clinic Update – May 11, 2018

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The following are highlights and updates about sample submissions from fruit, vegetables, and ornamentals, 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 cited.

This table lists our most common diagnosis from April 27 to May 11, 2018

Plant  Pest/Problem type Diagnosis (link to encyclopedia article)
Austrian Pine Pathogens, Nematodes Pine wilt
Austrian Pine Pathogens, Nematodes Suspected Pine wilt
Colorado Blue Spruce and other blue spruce Pathogens Stigmina needle cast
Norway Spruce Abiotics  Suspected abiotic disorder
Service Pest Category Identification 
Insect ID Arthropods Bedbug
Insect ID  Arthropods Carpenter ant (swarmers)