Yuca Hardwood stem propogation

I have obtained several Yuca hardwwod cuttings to begin growing Yuca, or Cassava. (not Yucca) My field that will be used for this crop is very heavy soil and very, very wet through April. I need 8 months of growing season, ending Nov 1, so I need to start right about now. 1. Should I start the cuttings now in this field? 2. or Should I start the cuttings in the greenhouse now and transplant May 1? 3. Do you have a better option? Fred


Douglas County OR horticulture over 4 years ago

Zoysia grass vs. St. Augustine for heavy shade

I'm curious as to how well Zoysia grass (in sod form) will hold up in an area that is well shaded vs. St. Augustine sod. This is a small back yard, facing east, with a large fence and two large shade trees blocking early and mid morning sun. During late spring and summer months, as the sun moves south and the west, it will receive a few hours (approx 3) of direct sunlight. But as the day goes on the sun eventually becomes blocked by parts of the south fence line and then the single story house.

Our customer would like to have Zoysia for durability, drought tolerance and lower maintenance, but I am unsure if it will receive enough sunlight and don't want to throw (their) good money after bad.

We've also looked into Turffalo, but the customer doesn't want to invest the time in plugs.

Any comments or suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks very much.


Collin County TX lawns and turf grass horticulture over 4 years ago

water reticulation in rangelands

what are factors to consider when reticulating water in a rangeland?


OUTSIDEUS rangelands over 4 years ago

I have a horse that has 'weak quarters'.

I have a Quarter Horse gelding with weak quarters on both front legs. He has been shod and now I see cracks going from the back of the heel area moving down towards the toe. How do I treat this issue? Is there a supplement that I can feed to help the hoof wall grow out better? He has been in the pasture during the day, and in the barn at night. Some of the pasture has standing water, should I keep him in a high/dry area where his hoofs do not come in contact with standing water?
Thank you.


Grays Harbor County WA horses equine health over 4 years ago

Hedge for a screen in shaded area

I am looking for a native bush/shrub that will grow at least 8ft. high. It is in an area that does not receive much sun, a little bit filtered as the sun shifts. I prefer an evergreen and would like a rather fast growing one too. We have heavy clay soil here as well.


Marion County OR landscape design shrubs horticulture over 4 years ago

Flowers bees like

What plants and flowers can I plant in my vegetable garden this year to attract bees?


Boulder County CO over 4 years ago

Edible landscape ground cover?

Hi, can you think of an edible ground cover that would work on the median trip in the front yard between the side walk and the street? This would be in full sun, I could add amendments if needed, watering would be one time per week in the summer, and the area would be isolated enough to not be a problem if is something that spreads easily. Edible fruit or leaves are OK. One item coming to mind would be low laying rosemary. Any other ideas?


Multnomah County OR horticulture sustainable gardening and landscaping horticulture over 4 years ago

fertilizing roses

When do you start fertilizing roses in Tillamook OR?


Tillamook County OR gardening roses horticulture over 4 years ago

Tell Me About Growing Potatoes

Live by Superstition Mtns. Gardening Experience.


Pinal County AZ fruits and vegetables horticulture over 4 years ago


How to prune or is it necessary?


Larimer County CO horticulture over 4 years ago

I want to plant some sweet potatoes in my garden this year. I have read...

I want to plant some sweet potatoes in my garden this year. I have read where I can grow my own slips, my question is, what is a certifiable sweet potato, where can I purchase these potatoes to start my own slips?
Thankyou, LuAnn VonHatten


Tooele County UT master gardener program vegetables over 4 years ago

Worm in goat's milk

Today, when straining my goat's milk, I noticed something floating in the milk. I put the milk through a paper towel for containment and found a worm. It's about one-third of an inch long, and kind of a transparent pinkish color and very thin and thread-like. I strain her milk every time (as well as practice good sanitation with my goats), but this is the first encounter with this issue. Is someone able to help me? Thank you for your time!


AR goats over 4 years ago

dividing dahlias and replanting bulbs now?

Hi! I just dug up my dahlias for the first time and divided them and now I have 6 new plants. All the references say to store them but why can't I just replant them now? I'm in Portland, Oregon. I know normally it's too early to plant dahlias but the bulbs were already in the ground anyway (I've never dug them up before and they've been fine for 6 years), why couldn't I just put them back in the ground in a new location? Thank you!


Multnomah County OR gardening flower bulbs over 4 years ago

Poultry disease/deaths

I have a small group of chickens, and have recently lost a few to illness. Some symptoms were different in each chicken (including partial paralysis). I just lost another one last night that had diarrhea, lethargy, limping, a distended bloated abdomen, and emaciation (her breastbone was super sharp). NONE of the vets in my area treat chickens, but I took her to a Crosby vet that handles livestock and he examined her and gave her antibiotics. We also gave her de-wormer (Wazine). She seemed to be doing better yesterday morning, but went downhill really fast and died in the early evening yesterday. My problem: How can I figure out what is going on with my chickens so I don't lose any more? Our chickens are essentially pets we also use for egg production. We love them, but I can't afford to spend a lot of money to figure this out. I have the chicken on ice--is there anywhere I can send or bring her to for testing?


Harris County TX poultry health over 4 years ago


--We have an acre which last year was covered by lambsquarters, so I've been on the web looking everything up I can. Ran across your page and after reading think you've got about the best, most informative info regarding this weed, and just wanted to say a big Thank You! Your time, knowledge and effort is appreciated.


Gem County ID over 4 years ago

Red Wigglers for vegetable gardening compost

Could you please tell me where (locally) I can purchase reg wigglers for use in composting for my "first" vegetable garden? I am trying to do this the right way but after much searching online there is nothing locally; Montgomery, Walker counties, that I have been able to find to pick-up/purchase. Surely we have our very own red wigglers her in our local counties?
Thank you for your assistance in this matter.
Judy Boyer


Montgomery County TX over 4 years ago

Growing no spray cherries

What cherry varieties would you recommend for growing, with no spraying, on the western edge of the Willamette Valley (base of coast range)? Also looking for an early ripening variety.


Benton County OR fruit trees over 4 years ago

Apple Tree Cross Pollination/ Hybrids

Since apple trees require cross pollination, is the resulting fruit a hybrid of the two parents? Or is it the case that the fruit is a function of the main tree, but its seeds are hybrids? Please explain the science here, or provide a link where I can read more. Google is not helping me on this.


Hickman County TN apples over 4 years ago

Pollinating with Apple Trees

I read this on the Internet: "The use of Granny Smith as the pollinator for a Red Delicious block will allow for easier picker discrimination between the red and green coloured fruit, and this would avoid the two varieties being mistakenly picked and mixed in the bin. This problem could occur with Red Delicious being pollinated by Bonza. However, with a typical pollination ratio of 1:9, 10 per cent of the fruit will be of the pollinator variety, which means finding suitable market outlets for small lines of this fruit." What does it mean that "10 per cent of the fruit will be of the pollinator variety"?


Hickman County TN apple rootstocks apple trees over 4 years ago

Apple pollination

Hi, if my GoldRush apple variety is pollinated via a crabapple, does it affect the fruit?


Hickman County TN apples over 4 years ago

Leaf stoma diseases

When the stoma is open on the underside of the leaf what disease can enter the stoma and infect the plant. If there is an RPD could you send that also. Thank you very much


Lee County IL disease issues horticulture over 4 years ago

Magnetic Fields from Solar Panels

I have been asked by a dairy farmer who is renting part of his farm for a solar panel "field", if there is any problem associated with magnetic fields. He will be keeping his dairy farm on the neighboring land parcels and he is worried about possible negative effects on his cows (ie. loss of production, pregnancy problems, ...).
Any thoughts on this will be appreciated.


Juncos County PR dairy solar energy over 4 years ago

moss eradication

How do I eradicate moss in gravel driveway?


Hunterdon County NJ weed control horticulture over 4 years ago

Root Stock

Plant soil Sci teacher looking for peach root stock for grafting lab, anyone know where I can get some.

Thanks David


Washington County UT fruits and vegetables peaches horticulture over 4 years ago

pricing of piglets

A friend wants to sell me a 1wk old piglet for $50.00. I don't think that's fair. I have a young Goat doeling she wants to trade..I know my goat is well worth $150.00. Is 50$ fare for a 1wk old piggy? Worth the hassle? Risk of problems?


DeKalb County TN swine over 4 years ago

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