July 25, 2012

Plant and Insect Diagnostic Clinic Update - July 25, 2012


The following are highlights and updates about samples and questions recently received in the Plant & Insect Diagnostic Cli

Verticilium Wilt


Verticillium wilt is a serious disease caused by two fungal species, Verticillium dahliae and V. albo-atrum, which altogether can infect over 400 plant species.

The Return of the Boxelder Bugs


The number of calls and messages received already about boxelder bugs and the number of bugs reported is not a good sign.

Dormant Lawns


This summer's hot, dry weather has been stressful for trees, shrubs, annuals, perennials, fruits, and vegetables. The hot, dry conditions have also caused Kentucky bluegrass and other cool-sea

False Chinch Bugs - Another Consequence of the Drought


There is is one more insect problem we can blame on the drought: false chinch bugs.  We have received several calls and messages about the false chinch bug over the past 2 weeks.  It has

Growing Potatoes in the Home Garden