What can I do to keep the birds (barn swallows, I think ) from building mud nests under the eaves? The birds do not bother me, but the poop they drop on arrival makes a mess of the side of my shop.
If one of the use mentioned in the title are issued, does it go with the land forever
Cass County MI almost 6 years ago
These ten feet tall reeds are taking over my pond. They have a feathery top
and straw-like reeds. They proliferate and cut off view. Can not fish in lake.
Blackbirds nest. They are making the small lake a swamp. please help.
Hi how to calculate ppm. Is 100 ppn solution for sweet pepper good for seedlings. I wonder why my pepper plants have small white spot as you can see in the photo
We just purchased a home in Lucas and the lawn had been left unkept for 7 months. There appears to be some grass but a lot of weeds and deep cracks on the soil. This is a acrea lot. The man who cuts the lawn said to just fertilzer the lawn in the spring and it would be fine but I am not in total agreement. Would you suggest putting a top layer of top soil on before the fertilizer? Any suggestions please. Thanks
Collin County TX almost 6 years ago
after we pressure canned our pork (hot packed, cubed, one inch head space, 11psi for 75 min) and removed the jars the liquid inside the jar is about 2 inches from the top and about an inch of the meat is not covered by the liquid. My question is 1. Is this ok and if not can i reprossess? and 2. does the water level inside the canner have to cover the top of the cans or is it ok to have only 3 inches of water at the bottom of the canner as the recipe suggests?
OH almost 6 years ago
I have 11 acres in highland county and was buying fencing and was asked by the cashier if I was "tax exempt". What are the qualifications for tax exempt status? What qualifies as a farm? Thanks
I have something I cannot identify that is eating cardboard-type material, as well as the surface of a wood shelf. No termite type of tubes are visible, no wings, or swarms, just the damage is visible, and it is entirely in paperboard or cardboard.
Also, I have something funny going on with the cement foundations in that it looks like there is a white fuzzy material and the cement surface is peeling and breaking.
My Christmas tree has been in its stand for two weeks. The first 3 to 4 days it adsorbed water well (a couple of pints a day on an 8-foot tree). The last 10 days it has not adsorbed any water. The needles are starting to fall off the tree. What can be done to get it to adsorb water again? Will it slow down the loss of needles?
Allegan County MI christmas trees almost 6 years ago
Would like this bug identified. It was found beside my bed in a hotel.
OH almost 6 years ago
I have 3 of these bushes in my yard. We just purchased this house and noticed that they grow extremely fast. Can I prune them down? They're starting to grow out into the sidewalk and have sprouted up about a foot in the last 6 months!!
Hi, I hope this finds you well! I live in a condo and my balcony is located on the south west corner of the building. I live in Toronto, Ontario, Canada and my building is about 1km away from Lake Ontario. I have about 30 emerald cedars that are 6 feet tall in planters that are 2 feet tall. This is the first winter for my cedars since I bought them in the spring. Do I have to use burlap to wrap the cedars in the winter? If you could let me know, that would be greatly appreciated. Kind Regards, Brian
Saltpeter solution(potassium nitrate/ sodium nitrate) or common salt solution( sodium chloride); which can best remove microbes from glass jars (collected from trash bins or dump site) to the minimum. In case of any, can it be termed disinfectant, antiseptic or sterilizing agent. what procedure is to be used in cleaning the jars with the selected substance.
I am trying to figure out 4oz Divided by 5
Wake County NC science almost 6 years ago
I could find no heirloom varieties in your "Home Vegetable Garden Variety Recommendations for Utah." The heirloom reference I used was William Woys Weaver's "Heirloom Vegetable Gardening; A Master Gardener's Guide to Planting, Seed Saving, and Cultural History" (1997). Of course, your list contained numerous hybrids, but none of the open-pollinated varieties were identified in Weaver. Perhaps, my question should also be about the differences between open-pollinated and heirloom varieties because I originally supposed there were no differences.
I live in the midst of land long used for industrial crops (corn soy). I have a few hobby sheep, and their manure seems to simply sit around unappreciated. Is it possible that the long history of sterility has wiped out the dung beetles locally? A more primitive question: I'm fairly new here. do dung beetles live in this area? If the answers are both yes, are there sources to bring back the dung beetle?
Lucas County OH almost 6 years ago
I am associated with a Buddhist spiritual center (at 7700') which has an old (superseded) "...40-foot by 120-Foot subsurface flow constructed wet land cells with a 30 mil plastic liner. Water Depth can be adjusted from 2-3 feet. We can set up a recalculating pump..."
The director of water resources there would like to convert it to a Lily pond and also there is a 15' pond that he wants lilies to be grown in too..
Water Lilies have huge symbolism within Buddhism, and I imagine this is why they are being considered. Richard also said that he wanted the lilies to be a food source for the local beaver population. I know nothing about this.
Is there a better us for this wetland area no longer part of some type of water treatment facility? Native? native and the odd water lily. Leave as is for the ducks? Duck rafts? Cattails?...
Any ideas and possible resource sites would be most helpful.
We are restoring an area around a retired gravel mining pond. We are planting some hardwood species (alder, maple, birch) for noxious weed control, restoration, and future sustainable timber harvest. I can find all sorts of published information on how to care for timber and forest lands...but not on particulars on planting them. The biggest question I have now is: "How far apart to plant the liners?" but I'll take any other pointers or publication recommendations you have.
Is there an inexpensive way to build a rain barrel? This would be for watering my veggie garden (residential size). I don't mind modifying my downspout to use this to collect rain water.
I ran across an old article in the Oregonian that stated you had classes for small farmers. We have 2 acres and over 1/2 acre is unused and I would like to find something to produce in that 1/2 acre. Will you be having any more of these classes? Could I be included on your mailing list.
Yamhill County OR small farms almost 6 years ago
What is the best way to fix muskrat holes in dams - to dig out from the top side and then place clay and benionite (not sure about spelling) in 8" layer and compact back with vibrator compactor until flush?
Should we remove all cattails from around the pond since muskrats eat cattails? Maybe if all the cattails are gone then the muskrats will leave?
Is riprap a good idea to get muskrats from digging through pond dams (inside pond-side)?
There's a fungus on our red mustard greens. We were refered to your department to get this identified.
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