Question of the Week

Last week the question was:  What are these?

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These are the eggs of the spined soldier bug.  These were found on the leaf of a soybean plant this past summer.  This is a magnified view.  Spined soldier bugs are predatory insects in the stinkbug family, Pentatomidae.  They are excellent predators of a number of insects including caterpillars, which we see frequently in soybeans, corn, peanuts, cotton and vegetables.  Take a look at this UF page for more info.

 

Here is this weeks question:  What is going on with these tobacco seedlings?

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Here is a close up of the leaves.  Notice the symptoms on the cotyledons.

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