Answered

Horsefly?

Today I got in my car and I felt this sting when I was putting on my seatbelt and I wanted to know if you could tell me what this insect is?

Answered

Image_300x300%2523

CO insects over 4 years ago

apple disease

my pink lady apple tree (planted it 2 years ago) is growing nicely, but this spring has garbagy leaves. photo enclosed. it only has one or 2 tiny apples, but they look sort of scabby.

Answered

Apple_300x300%2523

Douglas County OR apple diseases fruit trees horticulture over 4 years ago

I recently had my soil tested prior to sodding. The test suggested that I...

I recently had my soil tested prior to sodding. The test suggested that I apply 10-20-20 fertilizer but only apply the phosphate and potash by tilling into the first 4-6 inches and then add the Nitrogen into the surface. My question is how do I come up with a fertilizer that is 0-20-20 or what materials may supply the amount of phosphate and potash needed.

Answered

Ramsey County MN over 4 years ago

I live in Dellwood, MN and have two dwarf sweet cherry trees (one Bing and...

I live in Dellwood, MN and have two dwarf sweet cherry trees (one Bing and another Ranier). They are two years old and have overwintered in my lower level garage which never gets below freezing but stays below 45 degrees. This past winter it definitely got the required 700 hrs below 45 degrees to set fruit. There were many buds on the trees. After no chances of frost (around May 15th) I moved them outside where they leaved out and set many flowers. the flowers turned to many green cherries. These cherries within two weeks all dried up a fell off the tree except for one cherry on the Ranier. Both trees are located on the south side of my home shielded from the winds and on a brick patio, so they stay warm. They have had plenty of moisture and the tree at this time look great and healthy. The pH of the soil is slightly below 7. I also have three apple trees in my backyard - 2 Honey Crisps and a Cortland. These trees also did not set much in the way of fruit. Do you think I might have a pollination problem or something else.

Answered

Washington County MN trees and shrubs sustainable gardening and landscaping over 4 years ago

Snow blade

What part no. Snow blade do I need for a craftsman garden tractor 25.0 hp, 48" mower model no. 917.276010?

Answered

Potter County PA lawn and garden equipment over 4 years ago

Dairy Embryo implant

I want to implant a cow with a Guernsey heifer embryo. I want to start a Guernsey herd that is more about butterfat than production, per se. I'm also interested in getting a heifer that has the Casein protein "B" gene, for more easy digestibility. I live in Lyman, Wayne Co. Can you help me with that, or refer me to someone who can in my area? Verl Bagley is a great guy, and I like him even part time. This isn't his forte, though. Tell me something I don't know, please. LOL.

Answered

Wayne County UT dairy cattle dairy reproduction over 4 years ago

Minimum alcohol content to inhibit bacterial growth?

Hello, I made some strawberry cordial from my garden strawberries and was wondering what the minimum alcohol concentration is to inhibit bacterial growth? I found that for outright killing, 62% is required, but I couldn't find a study on bacterial growth in liquids (which I'm imagining is quite a lot less). It seems like this should be known? Thank you! - Lauriel

Answered

Clackamas County OR food safety over 4 years ago

Pear and clover

I am wanting to plant an 'heirloom' fall fruiting pear in my backyard...recommendations please. If possible, a pear that is semi-dwarf, hardy, and 'native'. Also, which clover is native, good for ground cover and the soil? Thanks, I appreciate your service.

Answered

Washtenaw County MI fruits and vegetables fruit trees over 4 years ago

I have developed a 14'x15' area to plant perenial flowering plants that will...

I have developed a 14'x15' area to plant perenial flowering plants that will have flowers from spring to fall. Need help in selecting plants for the purpose. I am available to visit any time. The area has been prepared with mixed top soil and leafgrow that is one to two feet deep. nambhatia1

Answered

Howard County MD flowers perennial plant selection over 4 years ago

Cut and Bale a small hay pasture

Who can I hire to cut and bale a small hay pasture?

Answered

Img_20140522_134747_300x300%2523

Boulder County CO small acreages over 4 years ago

It looks like something is eating my rhubarb leaves. Then the stalk turns...

It looks like something is eating my rhubarb leaves. Then the stalk turns yellow and dies. There are holes in the center of the leaves but also large "nibbling" evidence on the edges. Could this be a bug, and if so, how do I control it?

Answered

Kandiyohi County MN over 4 years ago

I have some damage on the leaves of my sumac, lilac bush and my neighbor has...

I have some damage on the leaves of my sumac, lilac bush and my neighbor has damage on her honeysuckle bush. The lilac & sumac are on the south side of an 8' cedar fence and the honeysuckle is on the north side of the fence. Sumac leaves are curling up - lilac leaves are wilting & honeysuckle leaves are also wilting- damage to all three plants seems to start 3 feet off the ground. I did power wash our deck a few days ago. The deck was newly put on the house about 3 years ago by the old owners & was being completed just before we closed on the house so I do not know what type of wood was used-I do know it is not cedar. Could the deck have been treated with some chemical that could have been carried in a mist to these plants and caused this damage? We have several hostas & ferns in a garden before one gets to the plants by the fence and none of those plants are showing any damage. If there is a chemical we should be aware of please let us know how to proceed. I have attached a deck pic-a shot from the deck to damaged plants and shots of each damaged plant. Thanks for your help!

Answered

Lilac_bush_1_300x300%2523

Dakota County MN over 4 years ago

I'm trying to save this plant/tree. Second submission, I'm trying to show...

I'm trying to save this plant/tree. Second submission, I'm trying to show different angles. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Answered

2014-06-25_13.31.16_300x300%2523

Vanderburgh County IN over 4 years ago

Tomato plants wrecked by hail, leaves gone. Will they survive?

Last night heavy rain and hail totaled my tomatoes. They are stripped bare of leaves. They are 24" and were very healthy. Will they regrow leaves and produce or do I need to replant new tomatoes?

Answered

Larimer County CO fruits and vegetables over 4 years ago

Please can you tell me what plant this is and is it native/beneficial to...

Please can you tell me what plant this is and is it native/beneficial to birds? This one is 15" and growing. no flower

Answered

Img_0864_300x300%2523

Anne Arundel County MD weeds wildlife plant id over 4 years ago

Bermuda Grass

Is there any way to get rid of Bermuda Grass without killing the other grass in the yard? The rest of my yard is Fescue.

Answered

York County SC lawns and turf over 4 years ago

Sorry looking Rhododendrom

This poor Rhododendrom's leaf edges are all brown and gray. The leafs themselfs are green only on the veins. There is some weak new growth. This plant is on drip irrigation and was given Hollyton Spring and fall. What (if anything) can be done to help this plant?

Answered

Rhododendrom_1st_300x300%2523 Rhododendrom_4_300x300%2523 Rhododendrom_2_300x300%2523

Emmet County MI disease issues flowers: annuals and herbaceous perennials over 4 years ago

We have a 100 ft (or so) driveway with a small ditch on each side. With the...

We have a 100 ft (or so) driveway with a small ditch on each side. With the spring melt and all the rain we have there is an area that has not drained out well. I have used an outdoor sump pump which has helped, but now it is all muck, algae and mud. I'm hoping to find a way to fix the problem for the rest of this year and the future years. I've thought about either bringing in dirt to soak it up and try to make the ditch a little more inclined or digging trench. We don't have any big machinery, so we have to do by hand and I certainly don't want to make any more of a problem than what we have. We have only lived in this house for 1.5 years, so it's all still pretty new to us. I can send picture if that would be helpful. In general I would love to see any information you have on wet lawns as this seems to be a real problem this year.

Answered

Hennepin County MN over 4 years ago

Any ideas on this pest?

We are a pest control company in the Pittsburgh Area. Over past few days we have received several calls about this pest. Typically in number of 50+ and windows and decks are main areas.

Answered

Img_5778_300x300%2523

PA over 4 years ago

This prolific vining weed is taking over the wild areas of my yard. What is...

This prolific vining weed is taking over the wild areas of my yard. What is it and how do I deal with it?

Answered

Image_300x300%2523

Goodhue County MN over 4 years ago

What is this Tree/Shrub

I have a tree or maybe its a shrub in my back yard that is just trying to take over. It seems like it reproduces by growing out through the root system as well as dropping seeds. If you can offer any suggestions on how to get rid of it. That would be great too!Thank you!Angela Beamis

Answered

Img_20130830_151355_125_300x300%2523 Img_20130830_151419_845_300x300%2523 Img_20130830_151335_254_300x300%2523

Adams County CO trees and shrubs over 4 years ago

I have several pumpkin vines, started indoors from seed. One variety, fairy...

I have several pumpkin vines, started indoors from seed. One variety, fairy tale, has produced a ten-foot long vine, but not a single blossom, male or female. The seeds for this vine were from a fairy tale pumpkin I bought at the farmer's market last year (when I cleaned it for baking I kept some seeds). Two Jarradale vines (store-bought seeds) which are right next to the fairy tale have begun producing male blossoms, and another vine in a different location (a jack o lantern variety) has also produced several male blossoms. What could be causing the fairy tale to have no blossoms? Is it sterile? I have other plants from the same fairy tale seeds that have just started vining--will they be the same way?

Answered

Ramsey County MN pumpkin vine over 4 years ago

No cukes

My cucumbers bloom and bloom but never set fruit any ideas as to why

Answered

Parker County TX fruits and vegetables horticulture over 4 years ago

Poison ivy #5

Here is my picture #5 of 5

Answered

Img_1170_300x300%2523

Ingham County MI over 4 years ago

Poison ivy #4

Here is my picture #4 of 5

Answered

Img_1169_300x300%2523

Ingham County MI over 4 years ago

Displaying questions 93901 - 93925 of 113575 in total

Ask an Expert