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Do Hops grow wild in Mn.? If so what do they look like? And could I walk my...

Do Hops grow wild in Mn.? If so what do they look like? And could I walk my property to check it out? 17 acres of wooded land, tons of white Pine and red Pine and many other variety of dicid.trees, Open sunny areas and many shaded areas. Just really curious.......

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Isanti County MN wildflowers and native plants horticulture over 4 years ago

Why does my hen wag her tail feathers when she sees my dog and me?

I have a hen that is very attached to me and my dachshund. She is totally dominated by the rest of the flock. Whenever she sees me and the dogs, she wags her tail feathers. Is this tail wagging a sign of happiness, or does she think she is a dog?

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Cowlitz County WA poultry lrk over 4 years ago

Little leaf linden leaves yellowing and dropping

We have several little leaf Linden trees on our country acreage. In the last couple of weeks the leaves have turned yellow and are dropping are they dying?

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Jasper County IA over 4 years ago

I have two different batches of daylilies in my back flower bed for close to...

I have two different batches of daylilies in my back flower bed for close to 20 years. My orange batch this year has taken on the burnt red color of the other batch. I also noticed that multiple batches in the front yard have also turned the same burnt red color. Will they stay this color from now on and how did this happen? All of the daylillies were bought at different locations or given by different friends. Thank you for your help.

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Hubbard County MN daylillies over 4 years ago

Hi, We are looking to find a product called permatill or soil perfector. It...

Hi, We are looking to find a product called permatill or soil perfector. It is 90% dirt & 10% crushed rock. It is to detour the shrews from eating roots under our lawn & my flowers gardens. Any idea where to find such a product? Thank you, AnnMarie Meints

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Hennepin County MN soil and fertility issues horticulture over 4 years ago

1) Can you tell me what kind of plant this is? 2) What is the small creeping...

1) Can you tell me what kind of plant this is? 2) What is the small creeping weed beside it called? Any wonderful insights into how to get rid of it? Thank you!

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Ramsey County MN over 4 years ago

DIATOMACEOUS EARTH

Will Diatomaceous Earth hurt honey bees? If so, what do you suggest to get rid of those nasty white moths that are ruining my garden? Thank you.

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Washington County OR insect issues pesticide safety horticulture over 4 years ago

Hi, I recently had a soil test done due to broad leaf weeds in my yard- wood...

Hi, I recently had a soil test done due to broad leaf weeds in my yard- wood sorrel, violets, dandelions, even some mare's tail (short) spreading from the native planting area near the grass. We don't mind the violets but there were so many of the wood sorrel and mare's tail that we wanted to see if we could control it without weed killer. The area ranges from sunny to shady but the one constant is that it is near some native flower and shrub plantings that we planted in 2011. We also stopped using weed killer. The soil test said our calcium was 3248 ppm, magnesium 497 ppm. The pH 7.2. Phosphorus 20, Potassium about 110. Recommendation was fertlizer 20-5-10 2 lb/1000 Sq.ft. per year. Any other thoughts on weed control? Thanks very much. Eric Larson

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Hennepin County MN weed issues horticulture over 4 years ago

What is this bug that is devouring my clematis?

I don't know what this bug is (photo attached), but I have many of them devouring my clematis. What is the bug, and how do I control it?

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Halifax County NC insect issues insect identification lrk over 4 years ago

what is happening to my grass?

Some native grass on the top of a hill and in the shade has turned a rust color in many spots. We have lived here over 30 years and have not seen anything like it. Also, further down the hill, (in direct sun) some recently planted grass has numerous areas which have simply turned brown and died.

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Montgomery County VA lawns and turf horticulture over 4 years ago

Is it possible to borrow a raccoon trap from CSU Extension?

My neighbor has stated that CSU extension on Datura may be able to let me borrow a raccoon trap. These pesky animals have killed chickens in my neighbor's backyard, and they consistently come in my yard to get to my grapes. If possible we can trap and release on the western side of the Platte.

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Arapahoe County CO wildlife damage management lrk over 4 years ago

silk tree

Is there a chemical application that will prevent a silk tree from flowering?

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WA trees and shrubs horticulture over 4 years ago

Using salt when canning

When using a recipe for tomato sauce I left out the 1/4 cup salt, i ended up getting 20 pts of sauce. The recipe did however call for and I did use store bought tomato paste that contains salt. Should I be worried that the sauce will spoil in the canning jars because I didn't Use the 1/4 cup salt?

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Westmoreland County PA over 4 years ago

I am visiting my son and noticed a new tree in his back yard doesn't look...

I am visiting my son and noticed a new tree in his back yard doesn't look healthy. The leaves have spots and the over look of the tree appears wilted. Can you tell me. If this tree has a disease? Thanks

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Baltimore County MD trees and shrubs maple trees leaf spot over 4 years ago

Our pre-emergent for crab/quack grass was applied late (in June). How soon...

Our pre-emergent for crab/quack grass was applied late (in June). How soon can we expect results, i.e., dead crab grass, if we spray now? One lawn service said it would take up to a year to get results. Is there any truth to that claim? Thanks!!!

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Ramsey County MN over 4 years ago

Bird mite infestation?

Hello and thank you in advance for any help you can give. I live in a log home and recently had a bird build a nest on the back of my house above the kitchen window. I didn't realize it was there until doing dishes one day and seeing a bird fly past. The nest had been there it looks like for some time as all babies had hatched and flown away. I took the nest down and disposed of it. That was about two weeks ago. For the past month or a bit longer I noticed possible bird mites crawling on counter and in mail set on counter but didn't know what they were. Now I am totally infested with them.I put one on a piece of tape and looked at it under a microscope and it looks like photos I have seen. I am not sure how I could post a photo? They are very small and almost clear brown in color. I really have to watch to see them move. Some are a little darker. They look almost hour glass shape with four legs on each side. They move slow and do not jump. I have been cleaning like a mad woman but it just seem to be getting worse. They were in my kitchen cupboards in all the boxes of noodles, rice, gum and anything they could get into. They were in most of my spices and hid in dark spots. They seem to like folded paper and cardboard boxes. I did get bifinthrin and sprayed parimiters and did fog my home as I had spiders and some flys also and it had been years since previous fogging. Living in a log home makes it harder to seal everything sometimes. I washed everything down with 20 mule team borax. I am at wits end. I have not got bitten but it is possible my dogs have as they seem more itchy. I know I need to get a sample to extension office but it is a long drive and I am not able to right way but will. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I really can not afford an exterminator so I would like to take care of it myself if at all possible. Will these eventually go away or keep multiplying? Is it true they need a bird host to multiply and survive? I have read horror stories of having these for years and not being able to get rid of the mites. Sorry this is so long but I am trying to remember everything to make it easier. Thank you so much, Sincerely Joey

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MN human health urban integrated pest management over 4 years ago

Japanese beetles

I am sharing a community garden that currently has a lot of the space taken up by raspberry bushes that were attacked by Japanese beetles this year. More people want to use the garden and we are willing to remove the raspberries to make space for more plots. I'm wondering if the beetles will return next year and attack our plants if the raspberries aren't there for them to feast on.They weren't a problem in the rest of the garden, except for a few in the butterfly garden area, where I found them on Echinacea(sp?). Also, any advice in the best way to remove the r'berries will be appreciated. Thanks.

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Albemarle County VA insect issues horticulture over 4 years ago

bacteria found in well water sample

We recently sent in a water sample with the extension office water kit and got the results back as no e-coli, but +1 bacteria. What kind of filter device do we need to ensure water safety? Is a sediment filter what we are looking for or a water softner?

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Pottawattamie County IA over 4 years ago

Can this plant be identified? It is about 7' tall, Thanks! Janice O.

Can this plant be identified? It is about 7' tall, Thanks! Janice O.

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Hennepin County MN over 4 years ago

Is this deadly nightshade?

Hello,

This plant showed up in my front yard last year. I don't water it.
This year the plant has grown to 4' in diameter and has produced these purple flowers that only bloom at dusk. The little bit of research I did indicated that the plant is nightshade. I have not found any berries on the plant. If it is nightshade, do I need to take precautions to remove it?

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Arapahoe County CO over 4 years ago

Redbud / Poison Ivy

My red bud has sticky, white 1/4" patches in groupings along the stems/trunks. Is this an infestation +/or egg deposits...how do I remove/treat this condition? Also, suggestions please for non-toxic poison ivy eradication? Thanks

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Washtenaw County MI trees and shrubs poison ivy over 4 years ago

My yews got badly burned this past winter. What should I do. once I get your...

My yews got badly burned this past winter. What should I do. once I get your email I will send you a picture. Thanks.

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Hennepin County MN yew over 4 years ago

home preserving

How can I preserve "stuffed" banana peppers. I will be using sauerkraut as the stuffing. Thanks

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St. Clair County MI over 4 years ago

Dallis grass problem

Would it be possible to control dallisgrass in a lawn with the claviceps paspeli fungus?

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Anderson County TX lawns and turf horticulture over 4 years ago

Residential Turfgrass

Given Colorado's ongoing water issues, is there an efficient, cost-effective way to transition from a Kentucky blue grass lawn to a native grass lawn (like buffalo or blue grama)?

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Boulder County CO lawns and turf horticulture over 4 years ago

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