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What is a reasonable rate for a open front hog finisher? Concrete floor, barn holds 350 head.

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Scott County Iowa swine almost 6 years ago

bug udentification

My name is Anna. I live in Rockwood, Tn. I saw this bug and I didn't know what kind it was and I had never seen it before so I took this picture. This is the only time I have ever seen this bug. I would like to know what kind it is. I hope you can identify it for me.

Thanks,
Anna

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Roane County Tennessee insect identification almost 6 years ago

Stubborn Moss Infestation

My yard moss gets worse every year. I pay lawn services who *seem to* control it over the growing season. My local farm co-op has me applying garden lime every Spring, as well. Yet come Spring every year the moss has spread. I live 2 blocks form a lake and hate to use chemicals (I have a well, etc.)but find I must. There is another home on my block and the moss has spread to their lot. A new product "Moss Max" by Bonside Products, NY helps to control but is not doing very well at killing it. I have a side lot (empty--no trees) and there is as much moss now there--as grass/weeds/etc. I am going crazy--have spent $thousands$ on yard care which only makes my yard darker green and weed free all yea (masking the moss) with moss returning thicker and more stubborn than ever! Please save my sanity! I have an infestation here.

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Cass County Michigan lawns and turf moss in lawn moss removal almost 6 years ago

Max Nitrate Level for Residential Well

What is the recommended (max) level for nitrates in a water system (private residential well)?

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Frederick County Maryland almost 6 years ago

Broccoli disease

Hello UM Ag, Broccoli illness: White veins and cracking/peeling underside of leaves. I have combed over many a Cole Crop website to see if I can find the problem with my step-daughter's broccoli crop. She lives in the DC area. I suspect it's from the tap water, an effect of chlorine or fluoride. It is not from pests, or virus I don't believe. The white veins are unusual, and peeling/cracking of leaves indicates a chemical reaction and/or nutrient imbalance. However, nutrient deficiencies typically show themselves in ways other than what we are seeing here. That is why I suspect a result of tap water. Have you seen this before? Have you identified the problem? Thank you for researching this, and keep up the great work! April

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Fairfax County Virginia almost 6 years ago

western bean cutworm in dry beans

in dry beans I was wondering if the western bean cutworm moth or larvae have a preference for certain bean types?. Bean types grown in my area are white, black, kidney, cranberry, azuki, and Otebo. Do the larvae have preference for one tissue type(leaf, flower, or pod) over another? My understanding is the larvae have a preference for pods.

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Outside United States vegetables garden pests almost 6 years ago

native dye plants

I'd like to plant a dyers garden in my small backyard in Conshohocken. Can you tell me what plants would be appropriate and are native to Pennsylvania? I don't wish to introduce invasive or noxious species, so I don't want to make mistakes in choosing plants.

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Montgomery County Pennsylvania wildflowers and native plants horticulture almost 6 years ago

I found a large area in my yard that is infested with these beetles which I...

I found a large area in my yard that is infested with these beetles which I believe to be the Pink Spotted Ladybug? From what I read they feed on aphids and other pest, however I am concerned by the number of these bugs in soil. No less than 100 per square foot, covering a 2000 square foot area. I live in a rural area next to farm land but also on the edge of a large community of homes. Is there something I should do since I believe this to be an infestation?

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Ashtabula County Ohio osuemgv state almost 6 years ago

Last year we dug a .25 acre pond that is now full. I would like to have a...

Last year we dug a .25 acre pond that is now full. I would like to have a water quality analysis. Is this an available service?

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Ross County Ohio almost 6 years ago

We have a large pond on our (newly acquired) property and am wondering how to...

We have a large pond on our (newly acquired) property and am wondering how to safely remove (or reduce) the cattails in it so that they don't take over. We'd like to keep it a natural solution; without harmful chemicals for the fish. We've also looked at the weedrazor, but it looks like a lot of manual work! I'd appreciate any suggestions. Thanks!

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Hancock County Ohio pond and water gardens horticulture almost 6 years ago

Fertilizing sorghum/sudan grass to avoid nitrate poisoning in hay

Working to restore depleted 50 acre field with sorghum/sudan grass, want to cut for hay more than once both for cattle feed & to suppress any weeds before they reseed. Following Organic protocols, what is the most effective fertilizer to apply when planting next week to get the crop out of the starting gate.....? Ideally, something that will provide sustained release during the growing season because I read that I should fertilize after each cutting, but anticipate drought conditions by mid-summer and want to avoid the possibility of nitrate poisoning..... Soil is blackland prairie - Houston grey & Leson, with portion in Austin Silty. Pending soil tests will probably show low values in NPK & micronutrients, so need a good balance that gets me on track to create healthy soil. I worry about contaminants in commercially available dry manures. Thank you for considering my question!

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Lamar County Texas forage hay production almost 6 years ago

where can I find monthly or weekly records for drought data or for +/-...

where can I find monthly or weekly records for drought data or for +/- precipitation? We need some help with Brown County OHIO.

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Brown County Ohio almost 6 years ago

Wasp

How do you rid your home and garage of wasps ? these are the reddish brown type. Is there a critter that feeds on them, or the safest way to kill them off. I have tried several insecticides , kills them on contact, but no effect on the areas they gather. Thanks.

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Nelson County Kentucky insect control pest control wasps urban pests almost 6 years ago

Topic: Well Water Protection; I need to apply an insecticide near my well to...

Topic: Well Water Protection; I need to apply an insecticide near my well to control ticks in a wooded area. The literature indicates refraining from applying Permethrin and Pyrethrin(spelling?) near well heads. The question: what is near? 10'? 100?... The well is capped appropriately and the grout around the well seems in good order. I would like apply insecticide near the well head due to deer and other animals in this area with known tick infestation. Recommendations for this treatment or any other treatments are welcome. Thanks

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Howard County Maryland almost 6 years ago

Growing Hornbeam trees

I would like to plant some trees on the perimeter of our yard as a privacy hedge. Would hornbeams work and do they grow well here? I live in Erie, Colorado, and our soil is clay. Are there particular types that do well here? And how big do they grow? Since our yard is rather small, they cannot be more than 10 feet wide. Could I keep them trimmed if they do grow too wide?

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Weld County Colorado trees and shrubs almost 6 years ago

Sheep x goat?

My neighbors have what look like Barbados sheep. They say they are a cross between a sheep and a goat. And got a saanen alpine buck to breed them? How is that possible. Aren't they more different than a horse and a donkey? Have you ever heard of such a cross being successful?

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Josephine County Oregon sheep sheep and goats goats almost 6 years ago

Human-edible sorghum in Colorado?

I am gluten intolerant, and also rice intolerant. I can eat sweet white sorghum, and wonder if it is possible to grow a sorghum to maturity in a Colorado Front Range home garden, to harvest the seed.

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Larimer County Colorado gardening horticulture almost 6 years ago

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Wood County Ohio positive parenting almost 6 years ago

River Birch Pest

I found this on my heritage river birch today. What is it and does it require treatment? The tree was planted 3 years ago and has struggled. I only found one affected branch.

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Centre County Pennsylvania horticulture almost 6 years ago

Strawberry stunted growth

This is my first time growing strawberries . This is the second strawberry I've noticed that starts to ripen at the top before the tip is fully grown. Some of the other strawberries are growing normally but still a few are ripening prematurely.
Any help?

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Harris County Texas strawberries almost 6 years ago

What is eating my collard greens?

I've noticed small holes in my collard green leaves. I found two different types of caterpillars in the garden (black/fuzzy and a smooth one with black triangle patterns). What do you recommend I use to prevent thes bugs from eating my plants? Can neem oil be used for these? I also have planted near these collard greens tomatoes- will these same bugs be attracted to the tomatoes? Should I also treat the tomatoes?

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Harris County Texas integrated pest management insect issues horticulture almost 6 years ago

Stink Bugs

Just moved to the countryside here from Ohio and trying to cope with the Stink Bugs? Suggestions for controlling them, keeping them out of the house, reducing the local population in a farming area? Answers to the overall problem in the future? Thanks!

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Dauphin County Pennsylvania insect management stinkbugs brown marmorated stinkbugs almost 6 years ago

how to keep deer from eating all of my plants and flowers other than a 10...

how to keep deer from eating all of my plants and flowers other than a 10 foot fence

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Lake County Ohio almost 6 years ago

I have a mature shag bark hickory tree. It has considerable decay at it's...

I have a mature shag bark hickory tree. It has considerable decay at it's bottom. It also has white, wormy bugs in the rotted area. This rotted area is in the center of the trunk. It is surounded by solid wood. I would like to save this tree. Any suggestions are welcome. Thank you.

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Cuyahoga County Ohio osuemgv state almost 6 years ago

CEC effect

2012 soil test CEC was 48.266 meq/100 g 2013 soil test CEC is 0 What may have caused the change? what is the effect on our vegetable garden? What are remediation choices? soil sample taken 4/8/2013.

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Wayne County Michigan almost 6 years ago

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