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Please help identify the pest eating my shrubs.

Hello: I have been unable to find the insect that is eating holes in the leaves of my Hydrangea and Clethra bushes. I looked at night for slugs and could not find any. Are you able to tell by the damage on the leaves what pest is doing this damage?


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Carver County Minnesota about 3 hours ago

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This is the second year that the blueberry bushes in my front yard have not set fruit and the newer leaves look pale. I had the soil tested last year as I suspected my neighbor's lawn fertilizer had affected them. The results were that the ph, the phosphorous an the potassium were good for blueberries but that the nitrogen was extremely low. Normally I fertilize with one for acid loving plants and I mulch with evergreen clippings. They are also bordered by Russian Cypress. This spring I only fertilized with Blood Meal. Recently I added more blood meal as well as some time released 10-10-10 due to the leaf color. I am not sure where to go from here. Is there a better fertilizer to try? I really want to stay organic.



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What are some signs ob this tree that indicated it would/might have fallen?


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Good morning,

I'm hoping you can help me figure out if my tomatoes are doomed from a bacterial infection or if this is just something I can manage without getting rid of them.

First, my garden is new and was created through sheet mulching with about 5" of compost and 3-4 inches of a topsoil/compost mixture; no additional fertilizer worked in. I planted tomato seeds outside on May 20 and interspersed the row with two types of tomatoes (Roma and cherry) and two types of peppers. The other side of the row has cucumbers that are doing great. I don't think I watered the row enough and only added straw mulch on 7. I watered the plants from the top until June 14 when we installed a drip irrigation system.

The seedlings seem slow to grow and as of June 4 had lots of brown spots on the first leaves and only 1 true leaf in all the seedlings that had germinated. Today there are quite a few tomato plants with tiny true leaves but I did pull many that had first leaves with brown spots. In some cases the leaves withered or curled. On some seedlings, the affected leaves fell right off when I picked the seedlings. Most seemed to have decent roots. The peppers also seem slow to grow and I've only seen one true leaf in all the seedlings, but they don't have the brown spots. I've attached photos.

The important thing is that I'm managing the garden with organic processes, so I don't plan to use synthetic fertilizers or other treatments.

One more question - I haven't yet sent the soil away for testing. Is it too late to do that?

Thanks for all your help.


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I live in Frederick County and am having issues with a red oak in my front yard. The leaves yellowed and dropped early on portions of the crown last year and this year the leaves are stunted and distorted (see third photo, it kind of looks like they've been chewed by insects, but that's not the case). Some branches have also died and the crown is thin (second photo), but there are no indications of insects, fungus or other pathogens. I planted the tree about 20 years ago and it was previously very healthy. I couldn’t find any oak diseases that match the symptoms but it kind of looks like pesticide damage. The grass below and nearby trees/shrubs do show any signs of stress however, so the case is isolated to this one oak tree (first photo). Any ideas?


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Can you please tell me what my oak tree is sick with? I have included 4 pictures. Thank You,


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