July 27, 2011

Bacterial Canker of Tomato


Bacterial canker, caused by Clavibacter michiganensis subsp. michiganensis, may cause devastating losses in field-grown or greenhouse tomatoes.

Harvesting and Storing Melons


Watermelons, muskmelons, and honeydews are delicious summertime treats. To obtain the best flavor, melons must be harvested at the right stage of maturity. Once harvested, proper storage

Fascination with Horntail Wasps


I am always fascinated by insects that can drill through bark to lay their eggs. One such insect is a horntail wasp. I was lucky enough to catch a female in action a few weeks ago. Y

Watering in Dry Weather


Hot weather and heat warnings are tough on people and livestock, but also on your lawn, garden and flowers.  See the

Plant and Insect Diagnostic Clinic Update - July 27, 2011


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

 
Insects