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Question of the Week: Glyphosate

Last week the question was:  What caused the yellowing on the leaf margins of this kale? The yellowing on the leaf margins is the result of glyphosate.  The grower was spraying the row middles and some of the spray got on … Continue reading

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Question of the Week: Green Lynx Spider

Last week the question was:  What kind of spider is this? This is a green lynx spider.  These spiders are common predators in our fields.   Green lynx spiders do not construct a web.  Instead, they are jumping spiders which … Continue reading

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Question of the Week: Leafcutter Bee

Last week the question was:  What made this nearly perfect circle in this leaf? This was done by a leafcutter bee.  These are common native pollinators in South Carolina.  Leafcutter bees are solitary bees and make their nests in cavities … Continue reading

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Question of the Week: Turkey

Last week the question was:  What bird did this feather com from? This should have been a fairly easy one for all the sportsmen.  This came from an Eastern wild turkey.  Its hard to imagine now but turkeys were once … Continue reading

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Question of the Week: Virus

Last week the question was:  What is wrong with this pumpkin plant? These are symptoms of a virus.  It could be either papaya ringspot virus, watermelon mosaic virus, or zucchini yellow mosaic virus.  It’s difficult to distinguish the three without … Continue reading

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Question of the Week: Pierce’s Disease

Last week the question was:  Which disease has infected this muscadine vine? This is a bacterial disease called Pierce’s disease, Xylella fastidiosa.  Pierce’s disease is vectored by leafhoppers, primarily the glassy winged sharpshooter.  The bacteria clog the xylem tissue in the … Continue reading

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