I have a big infestation of Grasshoppers. Is there a way to get rid of most of them without harming the wildlife that eats the grass they are in?
Deschutes County OR insect issues almost 6 years ago
My zucchini plants are beautiful--dark green leaves and healthy with lots of yellow blooms. However, the actual zucchini starts growing then when about 2-3 inches in length rots and dies. What is my problem? Too much water, not enough, fertilizer problems?
One of my sweet gum trees has begun seeping sap from the main trunk, a few feet off the ground. I see no other visible sign of infestation, and the tree seems otherwise healthy, but the affected region spreads halfway around the tree and extends a few feet vertically, and is growing. Is this most likely due to disease? canker? insect? And can anything be done to save the tree? Nearby trees are ok (sweet gum and otherwise), but a couple years ago neighboring willow trees a few feet away died (I assume that's a coincidence, as they had visible infect infestation). The tree in question now does have an old 'injury' from where a hammock was attached years ago; the hammock is long gone but a small metal hook is still embedded (swallowed up as the tree matured). It seems unlikely the embedded metal would be directly causing damage at this late date, but I suppose it could always serve as an entry point for infestation; it is about a foot or two above where the bark is seeping.
Do you know of a ready source in the Ag. reserve district or elsewhere in the county that would have a supply of horse manure for sale?... Do you recommend the use of this manure and/or is it an inferior product once composted to other manure products such as cow manure? What variable N-P-K values are the norm for each?
Montgomery County MD almost 6 years ago
Dear Sir/Madam, I have tried to do research on whether or not tea made from pecan leaves is toxic to humans but I have not found a credible source for an answer. I have searched for other nut and fruit tree leaves used for tea but again no credible answer. Has A&M done any kinds of studies or research on the topic or do you have an answer from another credible source? Respectfully, Antonio Garza
I am canning a mustard pickle recipe from my grandmother. It calls for 1 C. flour to thicken the sauce. I have been told that we should not use flour any longer. Is there something I should use in place of the flour?
Lucas County OH almost 6 years ago
If I were able to store my garden potatoes in a closed container, topped with nitrogen gas, are the potatoes likely to last better, longer?
Ouray County CO home food preservation almost 6 years ago
How to strip furniture and/or save it from stink of being in a barn with droppings for years.
Black Hawk County IA almost 6 years ago
We live in Saratoga Springs, UT. We planted 3 pumpkin plants this year:
1 'hill' with two 'Big Moon' pumpkin plants
1 'hill' with one 'Dills Atlantic' pumpkin
The plants looked healthy, and appeared to be growing fast. The largest was probably 6-7 feet across. There were squash bugs, which we removed by hand and crushed the eggs (as many as possible) and treated the plant with Carbaryl. The plants still looked generally healthy, despite the squash bugs. We actually feel like the squash bugs were pretty much gone when suddenly our Dill's Atlantic pumpkin plant had all of its leaves go flaccid over-night and die. 2 days later, one of the other pumpkin plants did the same thing (Although the one right next to it is still alive and apparently doing okay).
At the same time, about 130 feet away in our back yard, 2 of our banana squash have done the same thing -- completely flaccid and now dead.
They're all on a drip watering system on a timer, so the watering has been very consistent.
Any guesses on what is causing this?
Utah County UT almost 6 years ago
I've got two red leaf maple trees that for the past two years have seen a lot of die back on the limbs. They still leaf every year but not full. Picture shows one of them. What can cause this and is there a way to bring them back or keep them from dying.