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.
Plant Problem Diagnoses (with links to ISU Encyclopedia articles)
Pear - Fire blight, rust
Green and red ash - Emerald Ash Borer
Linden - sooty mold
Birch, linden, ash, red oak - abiotic: suspected chemical injury, see our article Preventing Herbicide Injury in the Landscape
Prunus - black knot
Pine - Suspected winter injury/stress
Arbovitae - Phyllosticta needle blight, suspected winter injury
Perennials and Annuals
Turfgrass & lawn
Mixed species - Brown patch, various nematode (Lance, Ring, Stunt, Spiral)
Odorous house ant, Midge, Clover mite, Humpbacked fly
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