October 14, 2009

Plant and Insect Diagnostic Clinic Update - October 14, 2009

The following are highlights and updates about samples and questions received in the Clinic during the past two weeks:


Phomopsis blight on arbovitae Nutrient deficiency on maple trees Seasonal needle drop in white pine Peony leaf blotch


Psocids Love a Damp Location

Psocids are one of the small, occasional pests you might encounter around the house (silent "P" -- pronounced "sew-sid").  Psocids are up to 3/16 inch in length and appear

Ghostly Pumpkins

White is the new orange…or at least it is for pumpkins. Once a novelty, white pumpkins are now seen at pumpkin patches and some grocery or hardware

The Clinic is on Facebook

The Plant & Insect Diagnostic Clinic has become a social networker!  We are not certain what this means, but "facebook" is our newest way to "connect and share" with th