Mole/gopher/other pests in the garden

I am head of Skyline Grange education committee. We have an annual lecture series on issues that pertain to our neighborhood. There is interest in having a speaker discuss control of mole/gopher/other pests in the garden. Is there any one in the agricultural extension who presents talks to community groups? If not, do you have any recommendations for a speaker? Thank you.


Multnomah County Oregon master gardener speakers bureau about 17 hours ago

Polk County Assistance Needed to Identify Plant

There is a pretty plant that has been growing in my yard for 2-3 years and I have no idea what it is. It may be a young tree or shrub..or perhaps a perennial of some type. I have trimmed it completely down to the earth in prior years and it always seems to return. The stem is red and strong for a plant, the leaves are rounded - somewhat like a ginkgo leaf and their color is truly their beauty: reddish orange. I know that the ginkgo's I've seen in autumn have yellow leaves, so I guess its not related. Do you have any idea with my weak description - what this may be ? Do I need to send you a photo of it or trim off a leaf and mail it to you in order to properly identify what it is ? Thank you very much for any help you can provide, Amy Albrich


Polk County Oregon plant identification about 17 hours ago

rain garden in District Heights, PG County

I live in District Heights (PG County), and I'm interested in installing a rain garden on my property. I'm looking to find an expert who can guide me in exploring options. Also, I think I have invasive vines growing in the natural area in my back yard. Can someone pay a site visit to help me assess what is there?


Prince George's County Maryland plant identification rain gardens invasives invasive vines vines about 18 hours ago

New Leaf Brown INSIDE - Peace Lily

I noticed a brown tip on one of my leaves so I went to trim it off. Turned out to be a whole leaf growing inside one of the bigger stalks. I know new leaves grow from the bigger stems in the middle. What I pulled out was a completely brown leaf.

Was this a new leaf growing inside or am I overwatering the plant and that new leaf died before blooming?

This leaf was growing in the one leaf that has had brown spots (I had trimmed). Other than this one the plant seems happy. New leaves are coming in and it is not droopy.


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Alameda County California peace lily about 18 hours ago

Presto model # PB09A Master Temp Control

Contacted Presto in Eau Claire, WI., and upon their answer's and my search results neither Presto or an after market Master Temp Controller cord is made for a Presto Pressure Cooker model PB09A. The part number for the controller is #PA07A. Found the same used model Presto Pressure Cooker on Ebay with the Temp Control cord, but don't exactly need the another Pressure Cooker. Thought I would ask an Expert other than just keep an eye out on Ebay or other sources for one for sale or parts. Hate to get rid of our families old Presto Pressure Cooker just because the Temp Control fried. Suppose I could find someone to rebuild it also.


Rusk County Wisconsin parts about 19 hours ago


I know this isn't your expertise, but perhaps you can point me in the right direction or have someone help me. I believe that young studious minds explore ideas beyond the "norm". Recently I read that a student has recognize the text of a certain ( app/program) that's being used is actually opening the door for hackers etc. Thank you


Columbia County Oregon network literacy about 19 hours ago

Weird down like feathers in my home

I’m hoping somebody can help me identify what insect is creating lots of skinny down feathers in my apartment. I keep on cleaning under my couch and bed weekly. I keep seeing down like feathers white. Only difference is they are skinny. I spoke to exterminators and they don’t know what could be causing these excessive dust balls and feather. Thank you for your help. Desperate in nyc



New York County New York about 20 hours ago

Annabelle Hydrangeas

Hi, I live in Buffalo NY and our winters can be very harsh. I came across your site and advise on cutting down Annabelle’s in the late winter early spring instead of fall. My problem is that I have beautiful Annabelle bushes throughout my property they are 5 to 6 years old but now they are just growing to tall and the flower heads are to big and brake after a rainfall. How can I achieve smaller more compact shrubs with smaller flower heads? Need your advise...please help! Thanks Irene


Niagara County New York about 21 hours ago

Maple sunscald

Our Maple got sun scald about 8 yrs ago when it was younger and when I didn't realize what it was. It's got a pretty big scald but has been healing in on the edges. Will it heal all the way shut? Doesn't look like its did much in the last couple of years. Also, I've been covering it every winter with a white plastic tree guard. Should I continue to do so? Thanks. DeeDee


Hennepin County Minnesota maple trees sun scald about 22 hours ago

Fossil or meteor ?

I found this buried 2 ft underground in Long Beach Ca. Would like to find out what it is. It weighs 12lbs & is a half circle.


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Los Angeles County California identification about 23 hours ago

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