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Living fence

I have about 400 ft. of property line that I am not being allowed to put a metal fence on to prohibit trespassers from passing thru my property. Is there any type of bush, vine or other type of vegetation that will deter people from passing thru my property. NOTE: this is a heavily wooded area with limited sunshine.

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Wayne County MI over 4 years ago

Butternut Squash

This is the first year I've planted butternut squash. I have lots of them on the vines and was wondering when to harvest them.

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Marion County OR harvest horticulture over 4 years ago

Is this fungus or blight on my beech tree?

Two branches of my beech tree are covered with some kind of white growth [photo attached]. Some kind of ooze is dripping onto the ground below the affected branches. Is this serious? What can I do?

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Charlottesville VA lrk beech blight aphids over 4 years ago

What is this vine with orange roots?

Can you tell me if this vine with orange roots is Asiatic Bittersweet? It has been found along a roadside intertwined among the trees for about 1000 feet of frontage and is now taking over my property too. Please tell me how to control it or how to prevent it from overtaking my property.

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Clare County MI vines over 4 years ago

Can you identify this bug?

I found it hanging on the car wash walls.

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Centre County PA insect identification lrk over 4 years ago

I have these weeds in the yard that I have nevere had before. I have sprayed...

I have these weeds in the yard that I have nevere had before. I have sprayed them with Weed B Gon both with a hose end and then tank sprayer and it has no effect on the weeds. I would like to send you some pictures but for some reason I can't get them to attach. Can you send me an email that I can reply to and hopefully send that way? Thanks,

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Scott County MN over 4 years ago

dividing daylilies

What are the "nodes" (?) that are part of the roots? I want to divide the plants and it looks like there are more nodes than roots!

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Garfield County CO horticulture flowers: annuals and herbaceous perennials over 4 years ago

what would make a hibicus plant leaves turn yellow?

what would make a hibicus plant leaves turn yellow?

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New Haven County CT houseplants hibiscus yellowing leaves over 4 years ago

Tomatoes looking a little sick

My tomatoes were looking very healthy up until a few weeks ago. The vines were very bushy, green, and looked very healthy. I have noticed that recently they look rather sick, the vines look almost as though they have been frosted or died. What could this be caused from...our cold Michigan summer?

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Gratiot County MI over 4 years ago

Fall new lawn planting

I have done everything to my yard to plant my lawn . I have good seed, amended the soil, and I am ready to go. My question is : Should I wait for a cooler time than this week before I sow the seed, or are the 90 degree temperatures for the next week ok to plant seed? I am planting a mix of 3 cultivars of bluegrass.

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Muskegon County MI over 4 years ago

Our lawn (3 acres) has many patches of bent grass in it. Last year we thought...

Our lawn (3 acres) has many patches of bent grass in it. Last year we thought it was snow mold and found out this spring it was bent grass!! There are probably at least 100 patches of it! Best way to kill is round-up? Our lawn company was going to take care of it, but they have not yet shown up to do it and we may need to hire someone else, so looking for some guidance. Thank you!!

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Dakota County MN lawns and turf bentgrass over 4 years ago

I am looking to add fertility to 2 acres of land to be used for vegetable...

I am looking to add fertility to 2 acres of land to be used for vegetable production in the spring. I have access to free horse manure from a neighbor (which I haven't had tested for nutrients yet but could), it has been aging for about a year. We are planning to incorporate it this fall and plant in that field in the spring. Does this sound like an ok plan for adding some fertility and organic matter? At what rate should we apply the horse manure? I heard anywhere from 5-20 tons per acre (i think 8-10 tons is 12-15 cubic yards)...

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Washington County MN gardening horticulture over 4 years ago

We found one of our tomato plants with these on them. there seems to be more...

We found one of our tomato plants with these on them. there seems to be more of the white things than the gray aphids(?) Could the white things be cast skins? They seem so real! They are very small, hard to get a better image. as always, Thank you Darlene Nicholson

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Montgomery County MD aphids aphid cast skins over 4 years ago

Fungus

My lemon trees all have a white fungus on the underneath leaf They have not produce fruit in 2 years I see a very tiny insect around the tree Can the trees be saved or should they be removed This appears on the new growth I have cut branches but this does not seem to help

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Harris County TX trees and shrubs horticulture over 4 years ago

pressure canning green beans

Is there a reason we have to cut our green beans to two inches (as per the ball book) to pressure can? We are hoping we can do bean spears and leave them long. Thanks, Amber

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Marion County OR home food preservation over 4 years ago

pest on cat

I found tiny black bugs with clear wings on my cat. I've been seeing them around the house, and thought they were gnats. When I brushed him, I found the bugs and a lot of black "dots", which I assume are bug poop.These are definately not fleas. Do you have any ideas on what these are?

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Peoria County IL insect issues urban integrated pest management companion animals over 4 years ago

Killing suckers from the remaining roots of a felled Ash

In the late fall of 2012 I had the very large remaining root system of an Ash tree pulled out. The root system we removed was about 3' across. This summer I have many significantly tall new suckers growing, perhaps ten in all, as tall as 6'. How can I kill off the remaining root system once and for all? The tree was removed in the first place because it was growing over my main sewer line. That was probably ten years ago. Then foolishly I allowed suckers grow 30' high from that old root system before realizing the roots were growing into the main drain below . Any advise would be much appreciated. It's like an alien that won't leave me alone!!

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Arapahoe County CO trees and shrubs horticulture over 4 years ago

a strange looking bug

can you identify this bug or suggest what it might be.

It was flat and brown. It looked like a medium to dark brown dime with close tubular appendages all around it. Like fringe around a dime to make it a little larger than a quarter. I saw it in the corner of door molding and am not sure if I saw the whole thing. So, perhaps it was only half a dime with fringe on it. It moved very quicky when nudged with a toe. It looked nothing like a sow bug or millipede.

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Hennepin County MN insect issues urban integrated pest management over 4 years ago

How do I keep squirrels from picking my ripe cherry tomatoes (gold) off the...

How do I keep squirrels from picking my ripe cherry tomatoes (gold) off the plant? The plant is very large (4-5 feet high and about 3 feet wide). Thank you!

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Hennepin County MN over 4 years ago

Are the seeds mature ?

if a flowering plant goes to seed and the flowers never open say due to heat, are the seeds mature enough to plant /

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Bexar County TX over 4 years ago

Birch tree losing all it's leaves

it's August -9 and almost all of our birch tree leaves have fallen? Help

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Story County IA over 4 years ago

I have 2 hummingbird feeders which I fill with sugar water which are...

I have 2 hummingbird feeders which I fill with sugar water which are attracting more bees and apparently 'scaring'/keeping the birds away. We're thinking about putting something sweet (watermelon, cantaloupe) away from the feeders to attract the bees. Any suggestions? We love the hummingbirds and don't want to harm the bees.

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Baltimore County MD wildlife hummingbirds hummingbird feeders over 4 years ago

Is Chipping Invasive Trees Safe?

Hello, I've been working towards clearing my property of the extensive number of invasive honeysuckle and buckthorn trees that seem to have taken over. If I cut off the roots, would it be safe to chip the branches in my chipper/shredder and then use that for mulching?

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Washtenaw County MI over 4 years ago

Types of herbicides for lawns

What are common names for pre-emergent and post-emergent herbicides for lawns and when is the best time to apply each type?

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Crow Wing County MN lawns and turf horticulture over 4 years ago

Asian Beetle???

Do you know what kind of insect is in the attached picture. Is it the invasive Asian beetle? Does it cause harm? Thanks for your reply.

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Centre County PA entomology insect identification over 4 years ago

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