borer prevention and fertilization

we have mature trees on our lot. A tree company recommends bore spraying twice a year and fertilization as well. Is this necessary?


Chesterfield County VA almost 4 years ago

Identifying leaf problem on mandarin trees

We recently moved from Texas to Ecuador. The home we bought has several fruit trees including two Mandarin orange trees. I raised satsumas in containers in Arlington. There, some of my trees would get something similar to what the attached photos show. I would usually spray with high pressure hose to stop infestation. My trees in Ecuador are thick in foliage and this black mold with mites are all over. What non chemical treatment would you recommend? Thanks for your time. Billy Henry


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OUTSIDEUS texas fruit trees garden pests horticulture almost 4 years ago

I purchased some emmer wheat for next years garden (Triticum Dicoccum) and...

I purchased some emmer wheat for next years garden (Triticum Dicoccum) and would like to know when I should plant this- is it summer or winter wheat? I'm located near Bigfork. Any info on how to get the best results would be greatly appreciated. Thanks for your time!


Itasca County MN almost 4 years ago

No acorns

In 24 years we have never not had acorns from the oaks in our yard. Some years we filled 1 wheel barrow after raking, some years we filled 3 wheel barrows. This year there is not a single acorn. Not one. Is this normal? What will the animals eat? Is it because of stink bugs? I live in delmont


Westmoreland County PA trees and shrubs horticulture almost 4 years ago

What is this Spider and should I be worried?

I am a student here at CSU and live in the basement of my house (it is new and not dingy as most basement) but I am constantly running into these huge, red spiders.
I have lived in Colorado all of my life and have never seen anything like these.
I've woken up to a bad welt on my back that was the size of a baseball and stayed for about a week and I am concerned it was from a spider like this one.
I was just hoping you could help me identify this and to see if you had a suggestion as to what to do to get rid of these.

Thank you so much


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Larimer County CO spiders indoor insects almost 4 years ago

Is it too late to plant pansies in Medford?

With the freezing temps we've had, is it too late to plant pansies in flower beds in South Medford?


Jackson County OR horticulture flowers: annuals and herbaceous perennials almost 4 years ago

Bearded Iris storage

I bought a bearded iris rizome the other day (darn end of season nursery sales) but with the onset of winter am wondering if I would be better off waiting until spring to plant it. What is the best way to store it or would it be okay to plant with a layer of mulch? Thanks


Jefferson County CO flower bulbs almost 4 years ago

Question about creating a garden

Hello, I am wondering if there is someone I can speak with who can help me decide what is best to plant in my garden.


Harris County TX horticulture almost 4 years ago

food thermometer use at altitude

Greetings and thank you in advance for addressing this question. I understand that water boils at a lower temp at altitude. Does this mean my turkey should be considered cooked at a lower temp than if it were cooked at sea level? The recipe I am using tells me to take the turkey out at 161 degrees F and then let it rest.This is not an altitude adjusted recipe. Water boils at about 200 degrees where I live and my meat thermometer reflects this. At what internal temp of the bird to I take it out of the oven? If I wait until it says 161 degrees won't that be overdoing it according to this recipe? Shouldn't the bacteria die at a lower temp if water boils at a lower temp? For example, if a given bacteria dies at sea level at 212 degrees, wouldn't it die at 200 degrees at altitude? Is it the boiling that does the killing or the actual temperature?

Thanks again and I look forward to your reply,



Sacramento County CA food safety almost 4 years ago

what are rents for acreage in ashtabula county

what are rents for acreage in ashtabula county


Ashtabula County OH almost 4 years ago

How to get rid of moles?

Our yard appears to be having a mole invasion. Is there anything that can be done to eliminate moles and what are they feasting on in the soil?


Allegheny County PA wildlife damage management moles almost 4 years ago

Roadside vegetable stand requirements

What are the requirements for a roadside vegetable stand in Laramie County?


Laramie County WY entrepreneurship selling vegetables almost 4 years ago

Would using Tree Paint (a.k.a. Tanglefoot brand etc.) stop new sprouts?

We want to stop new sprouts on a gardenia. Would using a tree paint, such
as Tanglefoot tree paint which contains copper napathate, stop those new


Harrison County MS trees and shrubs horticulture almost 4 years ago

induced mutagenesis in plants

induced mutagenesis in plants in details for dissertation ?


OUTSIDEUS trees and shrubs horticulture almost 4 years ago

I need to kill secretly a 20 feet tall banyan tree as its roots are damaging...

I need to kill secretly a 20 feet tall banyan tree as its roots are damaging my house's foundation, please tell me :- 1. What is the best way to kill it secretly ? 2. How can I make termites attack and kill it ? 3. If I apply engine oil to its trunk and immediately below the trunk, will it kill it ? 4. If I apply sugar mixed with water on the trunk and branches then will the ants kill the tree ?


OUTSIDEUS tree removal tree removal and foundations banyan tree horticulture almost 4 years ago

Do bees polish brood cells with propolis?

Do bees polish brood cells with propolis?


OUTSIDEUS bees beekeeping almost 4 years ago

Is fall a good time to till in leaf mulch or is spring o.k.? / Is spring the...

Is fall a good time to till in leaf mulch or is spring o.k.? / Is spring the time to add fertilizer needed according to soil test?/ Are pine needles o.k. for ground cover around the plants, i.e. tomatoes, beans, cucs, blueberries, raspberries, peppers, or is straw or leaves better? Thank you


Chisago County MN almost 4 years ago

How to cook beans

Can navy beans become difficult to cook if they are old? Recently, I made bean soup and followed the receipe of soaking over night and cooking for prescribed time. I cooked the soup even longer and turned off electric burner and left to heat even longer. The beans were tough and I then cooked for several more hours before they were edible. The beans were probably a year old. Do beans become difficult to become soft if they are old?


Clinton County MI food processing food preparation almost 4 years ago


I live in a Rural Residential zoned area. Intent says...for orderly low-density residential growth, Continued Agricultural use, and other compatible uses which typically occupy large open areas. The standards in this district are intended to assure that permitted uses peacefully co-exist in a very low-density setting, while preserving the rural-like features and character of certain portions of the Township. It goes on, but it does not pertain to my question. Mt. Morris says that it is only a residential area and not agricultural. And therefor I must get a land use permit to have horses, because the township says I don't fall under RTFA, because it's not zoned agricultural! But my property doesn't meet their set back requirements, because my property is long and narrow. I just moved to this property, but I did not move far. I moved one property over and I was fine there with the horses. I am the only person, I know of that has horses zoned the same as I am that is being asked to do this! In order for me to fall under the RTFA it must be zoned agricultural. I have my GAAMP. And it will cost me $1000.00 just to get TRY to get the Land Use Permit. So would you read that I am zoned agricultural or not?


Genesee County MI almost 4 years ago

Leaf drop on pecan trees usual?

My tree dropped all its green leaves and only had a few brown ones left. Is it dead? Is it just frozen and will come back next year when it warms?


Henry County GA pecan horticulture pecan trees horticulture almost 4 years ago

Pecan tree

My pecan tree dropped all it's green leaves and now only had a few brown ones left.


GA almost 4 years ago

Fire effects on tropicl forests

I work in Hawaii and I have a question about how to restore invaded tropical forest of Hawaii so that they are less susceptible to wild fire


Hawaii County HI trees and shrubs horticulture almost 4 years ago

Forage growing degree days

What is a good base temperature to use when calculating growing degree days for the most common forages (especially grasses) in Union County?


Union County OR pastures and forages almost 4 years ago

Evergreen hedge ideas

Would you have any ideas on what plants would be good for an evergreen hedge in Yamhill County? We are trying to block a view, and we'd like something that stays 15'-20 ft tall without a lot of trimming. Full sun. We do not have a width restriction. A mix of plants would work. We would be happy with native and/or water-wise plants. Nothing invasive, please. Also - there are lots of hungry deer out there. Ideas? THANKS


Yamhill County OR horticulture almost 4 years ago

Proceedings of the 3rd International Symposium on the Epidemiology and Control of Salmonella in Pork

Hello. I am looking for this citation:
Neumann EJ and Kniffen TS. Clinical salmonellosis related to contaminated feedstuffs in a large swine production system. Proceedings of the 3rd International Symposium on the Epidemiology and Control of Salmonella in Pork. Washington D.C. 1999:158-160


Polk County IA swine almost 4 years ago

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