September 16, 2009

Plant and Insect Diagnostic Clinic Update - September 16, 2009


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

Insects

Fall Color in the Landscape


As the days grow shorter, I am reminded why fall is such a wonderful time. Not only is the weather cool enough to open the windows ─ but still warm enough for long walks outdoors without multi

Mystery Item Under Plants Is Hornworm Pupa


The 2.5" long "thing" shown below was found under decayed straw around a potato plant in the garden.  This is a hornworm pupa, the intermediate, transformation stage of a t