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Eddie’s Corner: Alien Leaf Galls

By Eddie Ayers, County Extension Agent, September 1, 2014

Leaf GallSeveral unusual leaf samples have been delivered to the office this spring. The leaves have horns or tubes sticking out of them. Even though you may see odd or strange leaf colors, they are still productive and will stay on the plant for a long time. At first glance it looks like a possible invasion by a new alien plant or disease, but in reality it’s just an insect.  Continue reading