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Hazelnuts or filberts, can they be grown in Central Texas?

I am a nursery grower in Burnet County. I have people asking me for Hazelnut trees maybe twice a month. My gut feeling is that we don't have enough chilling hours in this area. Can you tell me if they will grow here. I have read that they are native to parts of north Texas.

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Burnet County TX about 4 years ago

Hello! We are doing some site changes here at Country Campground just south...

Hello! We are doing some site changes here at Country Campground just south of Detroit Lake. We have some 18 y/o ash trees that are down in an area where we would like to fill in to bring up the grade of that area. I've read so much information online regarding things that can stress & kill a tree. We definitely do not want to lose these trees and would like some advice on what we should not do with our landscaping. We are kind of in a time crunch to complete these sites to get them seeded also.
At this time, we have fill dirt approx 7-10 deep within the dripline...but only on half of the the original dirt. We are thinking of building treated 4x4 boxes around the base of the tree 3 ft square to keep as much of the deep fill dirt away from the bark as possible...and considering adding mulch inside for appearance and safety as to not leave a hole to step into.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated! Todd Mitchell :-) 701-330-5678 countrycampground.org

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Becker County MN about 4 years ago

Honey Bees

We live on a small acreage in Warren County. During the last storm, last week, we discovered that we lost a very large Oak Tree. When approaching the Oak to cut it up, (because it damaged a fence), we discovered that the whole tree was infested by honey bees. We were able to cut the tree and the bees did not disturb us. However, there are many of them and large honeycombs are present. What should we do about this?

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Warren County IA about 4 years ago

growing onions in the fall for spring harvest

I live about two miles east of the coast in Bandon. I'd like to know if it is too late to plant onions by seed this fall since the weather is so mild.

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Coos County OR fruits and vegetables horticulture about 4 years ago

How much calcium is too much?

My soil test, E29765, reports my Calcium as 3026 ppm, my pH as 7.7, my Lime index of 0 & my magnesium of 232 ppm. Is 3026 ppm of calcium too much, not enough or just right? Also, my magnesium is listed as above optimum. What, if anything, can be done to chage that to optimum? Thank you. Todd Lautner.

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Oakland County MI about 4 years ago

A local nonprofit acquired hundreds of tulip bulbs to sell at a local fair....

A local nonprofit acquired hundreds of tulip bulbs to sell at a local fair. They sold lots, but still have hundreds left. Can they store them in a dry, cool place over winter and sell in the spring? Will tulips thrive if NOT planted in the fall? Can they store the tulip bulbs over winter for sale next August/September, 2014? If so, what's the proper procedures to ensure good, healthy bloomers in the future?

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Beltrami County MN about 4 years ago

Locust trees

Dear sir,
Just this year our 50 year old seedless locust trees have produced 100's of seed pods.
My question is, what would be the cause of it?
Looking forward to your answer.

Thank you,
MS. F. Lang

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Jefferson County CO trees and shrubs about 4 years ago

What can be planted on a sandy slope to keep from erosion or the sand going...

What can be planted on a sandy slope to keep from erosion or the sand going into the lake? Cabin is in northern Wisconsin--lots of pines not much sun.

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WI landscape design horticulture about 4 years ago

Keeping fleas out of house and yard

After having our yard, house, and indoor cat treated for fleas, what do you suggest we do to be sure we don't get fleas in either the house or yard again?

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Montgomery County MD pest control fleas about 4 years ago

toxic?

Does the kit test for arsenic? The well tested positive, so I'd like to know if the soil also contains arsenic before planting. Thanks

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Washtenaw County MI about 4 years ago

what is s bug???

what is s bug???

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Lehigh County PA insect issues about 4 years ago

mason bees?

Is there a local source to buy mason bees (and their houses) here in the Rogue Valley?

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Jackson County OR bee health about 4 years ago

Looking to take some classes

Hello, I am a stay at home mom who would love to take some classes pertaining to medicinal herbs, foraging/wild edibles, and beginning a small organic farm. I am wondering if there are any resources I could look into. Thank you, April

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Lackawanna County PA about 4 years ago

How can mexican beetles be controlled? Can I do something to the soil now to...

How can mexican beetles be controlled? Can I do something to the soil now to attack the eggs when they hatch?

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Cuyahoga County OH insects entomology about 4 years ago

preemerge

what preemerge to put on lawn and when for clover in dallas

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Dallas County TX lawns and turf horticulture about 4 years ago

Tomato killing bugs

I can't find any positive ID for the bugs in the attached photo and I can't find a garden safe poison that will kill them. Help!

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Fort Bend County TX integrated pest management fruits and vegetables insect issues pesticide safety entomology horticulture about 4 years ago

Hello, I have an english walnut trees that needs pruned. I have one branch...

Hello, I have an english walnut trees that needs pruned. I have one branch that makes it difficult to mow under, can I remove the branch now or should I wait until later in the fall or early winter?

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Allen County IN about 4 years ago

rural residential district minimum size

A person just asked me if it was okay to put an accessory building on his rural residential property if there was no dwelling. Our zoning ordinance was just amended to say (In zoning district R-R, accessory buildings shall be allowed without the residency requirement). He said his rural residential property was just a little over one acre. Our schedule of regulations says the minimum lot size for rural residential lot is 10 acres. My question is, because his property is not 10 acres, does that mean he doesn't qualify for an accessory building?

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Clare County MI about 4 years ago

Is this a Hobo Spider?

Hi I've tried to identify this spider on my own but I keep coming up with a big Maybe. I was wondering if the image attached is a Hobo spider or one of it's harmless cousins? I looked through your links especially the PDF about identifying Hobo spiders from WSU. We have found and killed two of these so far. We didn't realize that we should keep the bodies to identify using the Palps. Any chance you would be able to identify that spider?

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Marion County OR insect issues spiders about 4 years ago

Honey Locust Trees are losing foliage and dying

I have 3 Honey locust trees that I am having trouble with. The first one had leaves begin turning yellow back in June. Then the leaves browned on the tips and fell off. Then it started on the tree next to it and now it is starting on another tree just next to that one. I have tried watering more, then watering less to see if that made any difference, which it didn't. This season (for the first time) I fertilized the trees and used a soil activator. I also added more mulch to the first one that it happened to but I cleared it away from the base of the tree. There are no signs of mites. I would appreciate any suggestions on how to save my trees.

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Weld County CO trees and shrubs horticulture about 4 years ago

small grapes

My grapes dont seem to be getting very big they taste good. What helps them to flourish?

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Genesee County MI grapes fruit small fruit about 4 years ago

phoshorous

I did a soil test purchased from hardware store it showed no phosphorous and very little potash for my vegtable garden area. What would recommend I put in the dirt to get ready for next year?

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Genesee County MI about 4 years ago

Grifola frondosa in black oak

I am an amateur mushroom hunter, and for several years have annually picked a sizable hen of the woods from near a massive black oak. Recently, the oak suffered a massive collapse, with splintering of the trunk about 6 feet above ground. The splintered heartwood is streaked with while material. From what I have read, G.f. does cause a white rot, but involves the roots, not the wood of the trunk. I would appreciate a learned opinion on this.

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Newaygo County MI trees and shrubs about 4 years ago

When to prune a pear espalier

Is the fall a good time to prune a pear espalier? Do you have any help for me?

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Benton County OR pruning fruit trees pear trees horticulture about 4 years ago

Hello, I'd like to know if Purple Loosestrife is banned in Maryland. Thank you.

Hello, I'd like to know if Purple Loosestrife is banned in Maryland. Thank you.

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Cecil County MD gardening invasive about 4 years ago

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