We were feeding corn silage to our dairy cows. Once we ran out of corn silage, we shifted to feeding whole fine chopped sugarcane without tops to our cows. The cows are eating the same level of concentrates but overall milk yield is continuously declining. The cattle seems to like the sugarcane a lot and eat upto 16-20 kg as-fed per day (30% dry matter). Do we need to add any supplements in sugarcane to balance the ration. Any inputs on this would be very helpful.
Hi, My name is Kenneth Yost and I live in Golden Valley. I have a stack of Honey Locust that was cut into boards and was stacked and stickered to dry. I am finding bored holes in the softer outer layers of the wood. The external evidence is a very fine sawdust on a few boards that I have brought in to work with. The holes are about 3 to 4 mm diameter and are entrances to tunnels. I have attached a picture (top and underside view) of one of the critters that dropped out of one of the boards. It would measure about 12 mm long. I can't find any pictures of wood boring insects that match. Could you please identify this insect and suggest a treatment? Thank you very much, Ken
Hennepin County Minnesota insects almost 4 years ago
How can a land owner get assistance with a land management plan?
Outside United States almost 4 years ago
We live in Redmond and are considering Hick's Yew as part of our landscaping. Is it a suitable plant for our location? Any information you have on the plant would be appreciated.
I have cluster flies...My doctor could not help me with them...If I freeze my home inside and out for 24 hours, will this kill all the cluster flies?
Outside United States almost 4 years ago
What is a good soil mix for this type of garden? The mix in Bartholomew's Square Ft Gardening is too expensive for our school garden. We just put in five 4x16 beds & one 4x8 bed.
Hi, We are interested in purchasing chicks from local 4H club members. Oregon has no such poultry farm, and it is a great opportunity for 4H members to help provide local access to heirloom breeds to the community. Can you provide information about how to contact local 4H heirloom chicken breeders?
Linn County Oregon 4-h and youth almost 4 years ago
could we get a list of the suggested varieties for Williamson county??
Can you use Volck oil spray for black sooty mildew on crapemyrtle, or what do you recommend?
I have land to rent in Hartford, OH. And appreciate any help/advice you could offer me. Thank you.
Beaufort County South Carolina farmland assessment almost 4 years ago
We are high desert in New Mexico and our soil is alkaline caliche. What ground cover would you suggest? We are looking for a perennial that requires little water? maybe a verbena or legume?
The linden in front of our home is 40 years old. Winter has been long, frigid, and endless this year in the Midwest. It appears that some of the younger branches/ extremities of the tree have been stripped of bark. I suspect squirrels. We have an abundant supply of brown and gray species in our area. Many of the trees are canopy the streets. The neighborhood is over 100 years old. Will the linden be susceptible to disease if some of the branches are without bark?
What is the best grass for shaded areas, sunlight is getting through but i think the roots from the trees is surfising and choking the grass.
When do the Mason bees typically hatch and when are they gone in Grayson County VA?
Grayson County Virginia almost 4 years ago
ِDear Expert Thank you for useful information in this site, I have a question about organic-inorganic compound fertilizers, are they useful for landscape plants, especially conifer deciduous and flowering plants? and if so, when and how much can they be applied? and I also need some references for mineral needs of landscape plants.I appreciate your response.
I see service wives cooking and sealing cakes in mason jars. The discussion is how safe is it sealing a hot cake right out of the oven? I would like to do this for a church bake sale. Thank you, Susan
Curry County Oregon home food preservation almost 4 years ago
Hi. It has occurred to me as I've been looking into avocado tree varieties that areas of Texas seem to have a similar growing conditions to where I live in the central valley California, zone 9b. I've been searching for any variety or varieties that might endure an occasional winter where the temperature drops to around 20 degrees Fahrenheit. Texas also seems to get very hot during the summer as it does here.
I have been looking into varieties with the highest likelihood of flourishing in this area and it has been kind of exhausting- a lot of conflicting claims. Can you help me sort through the conflicting info on this? What are the most cold-hardy varieties available to your knowledge?
We just built a twin walled polycarbonate paneled 7 x 8 ft greenhouse. We are at 4400 ft in Klamath Falls. Greenhouse is in full sun. What density of shade cloth is recommended for use in this area & during what months? Do you recommend std shade cloth or reflective? Thanks!
I built a house on 5 acres on Sanford Road in Eugene (located off Gimpl Hill Road, near Pine Grove). Our site is a similar to my understanding of a Willamette Valley Oak Savannah; clusters of oak and pine trees scattered around open meadows. The meadow grasses are thin, low growing, and lacking in color. I've been told that soils in our area of low pH, and I should annually add lime to the soil. I have not had a pH test to determine acidity. I would like to find other information to help me determine how to improve my grasses. I'm particularly interested in managing fertilizers for pet (dogs) health and well head protection.
I'm trying to follow a recipe to create a chlorophyll cleanse which includes juniper. Which juniper plant is edible both leaves & berries?
Lane County Oregon juniper almost 4 years ago
I didn't think I needed to take out my zinnia bulbs, so I left them in the ground. Some of them seem OK, when today, I dug them up, but they need to be dried out. There are worms inside those bulbs and I wondered if there is a method to clean them so I can use them again after they are dry? Also, how do I know if they are any good?
I've been vegetable gardening here in Monkton since 1986 and I've had a recurring problem with my tomatoes. They grow well but as soon as the plant starts to mature the lower leaves develop dark spots, turn yellow and fall off. After the main crop has finished, most of the vines have lost their leaves and the remaining tomatoes that develop are often scalded. I've tried just about every variety that's available but it doesn't seem to improve the situation. I've even moved them a considerable distance to new areas but that didn't help either. I've attached a photo of the vines in the late season showing the bare stems with only the fresh growth at the top still green. Can you identify the problem and make any recommendations to correct it?
What can I do to save my arborvitaes, they have dead branches on the bottom. They are 20" tall & 25 yrs old. I have 50 for a privacy fence. HELP
Berks County Pennsylvania horticulture almost 4 years ago
An animal made his home in our drain field. It looks as if a family has settled there. There are quite a few holes with a diameter of 5-7". We had a person from pest control who set out traps, but nothing was caught. We do not know what to do except contact another company and pay another $500 for nothing. What can we do?
I have some liquied pestacides and herbacides that are old and no longer effective. Where or how can I dispose of them? I live in North Ogden.
Weber County Utah pesticide safety almost 4 years ago
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