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hebicide

If I sprayed my yard with herbicide would it damage the dormant bluegrass

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Poweshiek County Iowa almost 5 years ago

Cantaloupe fruit drop

My cantaloupe bloom, small fruit set, then turn yellow and die. Some fruit as large as small egg?

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Clark County Nevada almost 5 years ago

what to wash lettuce in

I have read stories in the news about recalls during the years regarding e-coli and lister bacteria in bagged salad mixes. What can I wash my bagged salad mix and lettuce in general in to ensure these or any other potential harmful bacterias are killed? I just plain water enough?

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Stafford County Virginia food safety lettuce horticulture almost 5 years ago

Pine Sawyer Beetle in Waldport

Tonight we caught what matches the description of a Pine Sawyer Beetle inside our house in Waldport. I've never seen one before. When I looked them up online they seemed to be east of here but I live on the coast. We've got it in a plastic container and it's not happy! I attached an image from the web that looks exactly like it. Do we need to worry about finding it inside (or around) our house?

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Lincoln County Oregon forestry insect issues almost 5 years ago

Beginner Horse Program

Is there room for or interest in a beginner horse-riding 4-H club serving Washington and Yamhill Counties? How do you form a new club? How do you promote your club to find interested youth?

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Washington County Oregon 4-h almost 5 years ago

I emailed a question asking for a sweet corn trial document:...

I emailed a question asking for a sweet corn trial document: http://vegnet.osu.edu/library/res09/northern%20ohio%20sweet%20corn%20evaluation.pdf Is it still available? There were some excellent corns I am looking for - GH 0851 BT corn and a mesa maize SE variety. This is a second attempt to use this email. Thanks for any info. Greg Heigel

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Lancaster County Pennsylvania almost 5 years ago

Hi, You folks had a 2009 sweet corn trial with GH 0851 and a mesa maize SE...

Hi, You folks had a 2009 sweet corn trial with GH 0851 and a mesa maize SE corn that were exceptional quality. It looks like that PDF file has been removed. The GH 0851 is available, but I can not remember the name of the mesa maize corn- a native American name. Also the file showed the day lengths and the colors. If the file is still available, that would be excellent. Thanks for any help. http://vegnet.osu.edu/library/res09/northern%20ohio%20sweet%20corn%20evaluation.pdf Thanks, Greg Heigel Lancaster County Conservation District

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Lancaster County Pennsylvania field crops ohio sweet corn variety trial almost 5 years ago

Canned salsa

It is my understanding that different types of peppers may be used in place of a pepper called for in a salsa recipe approved for water-bath canning, without impacting safety, so long as the total quantity/amount remains the same. My question is this: assuming I want to switch out an Anaheim or a pablamo-type pepper for a jalapeno (or vice versa), obviously a jalapeno is significantly smaller than the Anaheim or pablamo or even a green bell pepper. Some recipes specify how many peppers to use, but not necessarily in cups. How, then, may I safely substitute peppers and keep overall quantity the same while taking into account different sizes of peppers when only the # of peppers is given in the recipe, not the amount in cups? Please advise.

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Salt Lake County Utah home food preservation almost 5 years ago

Lawn weeds

What is this weed and how do I get rid of it?

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Pembina County North Dakota lawns and turf weed issues almost 5 years ago

I do not compost but was wondering if I could just bury my potato, carrot and...

I do not compost but was wondering if I could just bury my potato, carrot and other vegetable peelings in my flower garden. Wouldn't that just decompose and become compost?

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Nicollet County Minnesota almost 5 years ago

When to Plant Wildflower Seed Packet

Fall or spring? When's best to plant package of wildflower seeds?

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Washington County Oregon wildflowers and native plants horticulture almost 5 years ago

Cosequin

My horse is 18. He has upward fixation of the patella. He is sound and alway has been. He was treated for this when he was young with shots in the leg to cause scar tissue to form. I think he was around 4 or 5 years old. I was told by a vet that I should keep him on Cosequin (glucosamine, msm, chondroitin supplement) for joint protection. Do you recommend that?
Cheryl

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Park County Colorado almost 5 years ago

Can Acid be added to soil?

I have maple trees in the mountains (Livermore, CO) at about 7,000 ft. One is over 10 years old and doing well. One we've had for 5 years and is now turning yellow...I'm told because of our alkaline soil. Another we've only had for a year and so far looks just fine.

I now know that this is not a good place for maples and that the alkaline soil will probably kill them eventually. Is there a way to ad acid to the soil to save them?

I've heard of the iron injections that can help....but is this only a temporary fix and they'll dye later on?

Thank you for your help!

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Larimer County Colorado trees and shrubs almost 5 years ago

Do pets act differently if there's a snake in the house?

I've seen a large black rat snake and 2 small ones near the house I live in in Maryland. Recently my cat meows and traces paths across the floor and waits at each corner before going forward. She will eat and drink for only a little while before looking around, meowing, and then walking away. She keeps lifting her paws and tail off the floor and jumping really fast out of the enclosed litter box. The floor below has a drop ceiling, and mice droppings gather there. Also, my rabbit darts out of his cage each night, avoids his favorite places, and hides like he's terrified. Do black snakes run around a house like this to catch mice?

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Anne Arundel County Maryland animal behavior snake-related almost 5 years ago

Hello, I live in Renville County and there is a Mountain Ash that seems to be...

Hello, I live in Renville County and there is a Mountain Ash that seems to be full grown and is currently full of pretty orange berries. I noticed though that a woodpecker or a sap sucker has killed much of the inside limbs as it has pecked holes that wrap around each branch like band. The damage is so severe that the tree seems to have its days numbered. Do you know what bird is doing this and are they attacking it for sap or insects or other reasons? I can attach a pic if you would like at the holes. How can I try to save this beautiful tree? Thanks for any help!

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Rice County Minnesota almost 5 years ago

I have found a plot of land to grow vegetables...How can i determine if this...

I have found a plot of land to grow vegetables...How can i determine if this is a good spot to grow in or not? I know it needs sunlight but how do i gauge/determine if it is sufficient enough sunlight/soil, etc. to grow in THANKS

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Baltimore Maryland gardening vegetables almost 5 years ago

Preparing ground for fruit trees.

We are planning to plant about 10 fruit trees this fall. We did a soil test and which indicated pH 7.9 Salinity - ECe 0.46 Phosphorus - P 74 Potassium - K 890. I am wondering if there is anything we should do to the soil before we plant to optimize our chances of excellent fruit trees. It is in an area that has been an unused field for years. I have considered adding compost but the areas of our yard that we did add compost to have very high salinity (2-4), so I wonder if it is better to just leave the soil as it is add fertilizer as time passes. Hoping for great fruit trees.

Thank you.

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Millard County Utah trees and shrubs soil and fertility issues fruit trees horticulture almost 5 years ago

Lace Bugs

My azaleas have an infestation of what looks like lace bugs. They are on the underneath side of the leaves and the leaves have turned silver. A gardening company suggested a product from Bayer to pour on the roots, but it's pretty expensive. I have also heard of a product called Confidor tablets that can be buried at the roots. I have about 20 azaleas and 15 rhododendrons. What would you recommend.

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Multnomah County Oregon insect issues ornamentals azaleas almost 5 years ago

Pictures of trees in Iowa

I would appreciate pictures of entire trees in Iowa for identification . I am wheelchair bound so SEE trees at a distance so pictures of leaves not helpful. I come from Wyoming and would like to know the names of beautiful trees I can see from a car and from windows here at Windsor Manor's ( Assisted Living ) windows. My e-mail address is manchestermary@hotmail.com Thank you very much !

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Wyoming almost 5 years ago

bug examination and identification service

Where can we send a small bug for identification? It was found in our NYC apartment. It was about the size of a bed bug.

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New York County New York urban integrated pest management almost 5 years ago

what could cause the outer rims of some of my Hostas leaves to turn brown...

what could cause the outer rims of some of my Hostas leaves to turn brown (look like drying up)but cant be that because I water them regularly. I live on the central east coast of Vancouver Island. Thanks Emil

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Outside United States horticulture flowers: annuals and herbaceous perennials almost 5 years ago

Three years ago my father-in-law passed away. After the funeral, we simply...

Three years ago my father-in-law passed away. After the funeral, we simply closed up the house and went back to our home in North Carolina. Now we are back and find that the food pantry is still of cans and jars of various foods. None of the lids are deformed, but many of them have no expiration date. I'm not asking if they would taste good; I know that some of it may taste a little like the can. What would be the likelihood of it being safe? Thank you, Jan Romanovich

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Hamilton County Ohio food safety almost 5 years ago

I thank you in advance. I'm wondering what type(s) of apple and crab-apple...

I thank you in advance. I'm wondering what type(s) of apple and crab-apple trees would grow best in and around Bruno, MN? Mainly looking to use as wildlife consumption, etc. I will be taking soil samples but thought I'd start with finding the proper variety.

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Pine County Minnesota almost 5 years ago

clover in my lawn

Should I be spraying the clover in my lawn with herbicide to keep it from competing with the grass? It seems to be spreading quite a bit.

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Muskegon County Michigan almost 5 years ago

I am wanting to plant blueberries in Lyon county. My soil has a ph of 7.9, so...

I am wanting to plant blueberries in Lyon county. My soil has a ph of 7.9, so I am planning to get some peat moss, bark, acidic potting soil and sulfur to plant the blueberry bushes in, this is an acidic formula I found on the internet for blueberries. Should I dig a big hole and add this soil mixture to the hole or should I make a raised bed? If I just make a big hole, should I make any type of underground enclosure to prevent other soil from getting near the roots? If I have the blueberries in a raised bed will they be more likely to freeze and die during the winter? What do you recommend? Thanks.

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Lyon County Minnesota blueberries almost 5 years ago

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