lawn damage from animals digging for grubs

When is the best time to apply pesticide such as Merit to kill grubs in a damaged lawn that was dug up by animals at the end of january?


Montgomery County Maryland lawns and turf animals digging for grubs wildlife 9 days ago

Araucana Chicken Egg

I have a 4year old Araucana chicken that her eggs always have a jelly opaque (not clear) whites like all the other chickens. Have you ever seen this and if so. What causes this and are the eggs still good? We have just been cooking them and feeding them back to the flock. Any info would be helpful. I could send a photo if need be.

Best regards

Ed Gruss



Michigan poultry 9 days ago

Xray effect on seeds

Good morning, Recently, I received a small lot of seeds from British Columbia. On the reverse of the package was a red stamp XRAY. What effect would this treatment have on seed viability. Joyce Miller, Gresham, OR


Multnomah County Oregon horticulture 9 days ago

Holding Down weeds efficiently

I am in the midst of raking, and cleaning out current weeds. Do I preen over the cleaned up prepared dirt or do I add preen (or another weed deterrent) under the mulch or over the mulch or both? Thank you


Caroline County Maryland weeds pesticides weed control with preen 9 days ago

Nutrition certificate courses 2018

List of programs / workshop for learning food and nutrition


Baltimore County Maryland nutrition classes 9 days ago


I see several different classes and education offered in many different counties, but i don't see anything that is ever offered in Mt. Sterling. I am specifically looking for gardening classes for my children & I and for some friends in our community.


Montgomery County Kentucky agriculture montgomery county kentucky gardening 9 days ago

Squash bugs are running my life and my squash!

Hello, Squash bugs are ruining my life and my squash plants. Happens every year. Aside from choosing another plant, can you advise how to eliminate my nemeses? Thank you,


Anne Arundel County Maryland squash vegetable squash bugs 9 days ago

I'm looking for a BROAD LEAF evergreen tree that will survive Ohio winters....

I'm looking for a BROAD LEAF evergreen tree that will survive Ohio winters. How about the Blue Japanese evergreen oak? Will the American Holly survive in Ohio? How about a flowering Magnolia? Any recommendations are appreciated.


Marion County Ohio 9 days ago

Cryovac meat storage

What is the recommended freezer storage life for vacuum sealed beef, both ground and whole cuts, in terms of both quality and food safety?


Washington County Colorado 9 days ago

Nu Cop 50df for spray application to treat pear rust and apple scab

I have read the product label and although it has been told to me by an agronomist that it addresses these
diseases, the label doesn't state this. I was hoping that someone at the extension might know.
I am aware of the low Ph warning not to mix with water less than 6.5 and will buffer prior to mixing. Thanks in advance.


Lane County Oregon fruit trees 9 days ago

Have two four year old loquat trees grown from seeds. They are in pots now in...

Have two four year old loquat trees grown from seeds. They are in pots now in the green house awaiting grafting. Have no scions material,wonder if you could supply some scions for me to do the grafting? Thanks. George Mufdi


Laramie County Wyoming trees and shrubs 9 days ago

Black Walnut toxins in soil

I am hoping that someone could help me with a dilemma that I have. We moved into our house 2 years and 4 months ago. We have had two summers here. I started a garden the first year that we moved in. Our garden is about 35x55 feet. I am having problems with my tomatoes. It seems that we put in the garden a little too close to a row of black walnut trees. I had never heard of black walnut wilt before I moved here but sadly that seems to be what has affected most of my tomato plants for the past two years. The garden is about 25 feet away from the walnut trees. We are going to be chopping down these trees and planting maples over the summer, hopefully. I have researched and found that it will take about 3 years for the bad toxins (I forgot what they are called) are out of the soil. So we are wondering what to do in the meantime. My husband is thinking that we should bring in a lot of topsoil to put on the top of our garden now and then plant in that. I'm thinking that if we do that, we will still have a problem with the black walnut toxins leaching into the tomato roots. He seems to think we might get a few years of good soil if we do that. I don't agree. I think the toxins can leach in quickly, maybe giving us one year if we are lucky. Please advise us on this! I just don't know what to do about this problem!

Thank You,

Jeanie Martin


Livingston County Michigan black walnut toxicity black walnut toxicity in soil 9 days ago

Selling chicken eggs

I have a small flock of 20 birds and am getting ready to start my “egg share”. Someone who owns a butcher shop in Wyoming Ohio is interested in buying my eggs to sell in his store. Am I aloud to sell to him? If so what are the requirements?


Owen County Kentucky selling eggs owen county kentucky agriculture 9 days ago


Have two four year old loquat trees grown from seeds. They are in pots now in the green house awaiting grafting. Have no scions material,wonder if you could supply or inform me of where i can get some scions for me to do the grafting? Thanks. George Mufdi


Laramie County Wyoming trees and shrubs 9 days ago

Knotted or Diseased Crape Myrtle?

Our Crape Myrtle has this growth in the middle of it's two major limbs about 3 feet up from the base. What causes it and is there anything we can do about it? Thank you.


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Howard County Maryland crape myrtle tree type of burl 9 days ago

Broiler percentage body parts against carcass weight

What is the percentage of all body parts of a broiler to its carcass weight?


Outside United States poultry 9 days ago

info on Agriculture Science Degree program

can you pls give me details of Agriculture Science Degree program. i am 18 years old. After A/Ls in Bio Science scheme. Pls let me know the duration of the course and fees. Thanks Sardha Talagala (Colombo Sri Lanka)


Outside United States 9 days ago

How do I take care of roses?

I just moved in to our new house, there are roses lining the driveway. How do I take care of them in the winter and Spring? Do they look healthy? thank you


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Anne Arundel County Maryland shrub roses 9 days ago


Hello, My name is Morgan and I’m really hoping that you can help me with a problem that I’m having with my ferret. She’s a female, she’s only 4 months old and I just bought her a few weeks ago. She’s up to date on shots, descented and fixed. The first day I brought her home you could tell she hasn’t been handled much. I gave her space, I didn’t immediately start messing with her I just set her cage up and left her alone for a few hours to get comfortable. That same night I decided to spend some alone time with her to try and gain her trust, I sat outside of her cage and talked to her for about 20 minutes before I tried to get her out. I didn’t reach my hand in to grab her, I opened the door and let her come out on her own. Since her cage is on a platform and far from the ground I cupped my hands and put them in front of the door for her to step on so I could lift her safely to the ground. She sniffed around for a second and then bit the crap out of me, breaking the skin and making me bleed. She actually sunk her teeth into my hand and I had to pry her mouth open to get her off of me. After that I picked her up by the scruff of her neck and told her no. And then put her back in her cage. I tried again about 20 minutes later, this time I used a towel. I successfully picked her up and put her on the floor. I let her run around the room for an hour or two while I sat on the floor talking to her so that she could get to know and trust me. It’s now been almost 3 weeks since I’ve had her. I take her out of her cage and let her play for at least two hours everyday. I would take her out more if it weren’t for her biting problem. She knows who I am by now, I’ve never hit her or scared her to the point where she should feel the need to bite. I’m not talking about a playful nibble, I’m talking about a full forced bite that breaks the skin every time. This is an everyday thing, every time I get her out or put her back in her cage she bites me. If I stick my hand in her cage to tidy up, or fill her food bowl she tries to bite me. When I’m sitting on the floor playing with her, she will walk up to me and sink her teeth into my legs or feet very quickly. It’s coming to the point that I don’t even want to take her out of her cage anymore. I understand she’s a baby and she’s in a new place, but I’ve handled her more than enough since she’s been here, I try discipline by scruffing and time out. Nothing seems to be working and she’s not showing any improvement. She’s adorable and I would love to keep her but if she doesn’t stop biting and leaving marks all over my body for absolutely no reason she’s gonna have to go. I have a toddler that I don’t let near her but would like to in the future. Please help.


Monroe County Michigan small animals exotic companion animal behavior 9 days ago

What creature is creating these mud piles?

I just noticed these small piles of dried mud in the barkdust along the foundation on the east side of my garage. I don't see anything similar in the rest of the yard nor have I seen it before. I dug into one of the piles and found a whitish insect(?), but I'm not certain it is the culprit. What is creating these mud piles and do I need to be concerned?


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Washington County Oregon 9 days ago

Type, health and age of pine trees/local extention service representative available for home visits

I am concerned that the pine trees are getting to the age that we have to worry about them falling into our yard. The photos were taken from our deck. The trees are at least 26 years old (that's how long we have been living in our home). They are tall enough that they are in reach of striking our house. Do you have representatives in Frederick County that are available for home visits? We are hoping that we can show our neighbors an expert opinion to back up our concerns. thank you!


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Frederick County Maryland pines tree certified arborists 9 days ago

Pistachios and oleanders

Can you plant Oleanders next to nut trees such as pistachios


Luna County New Mexico horticulture 9 days ago


On my urban property, I have a 40+' blue spuce trees. For the last several years underneath the tree we have seen a falcon feasting on a pigeon. More than OK for me. My question: is it at all possible to purchase falcons somewhere. I would release one or two on my property to keep the pigeons as well as other pests at bay.


Denver County Colorado 9 days ago

I'm facing a land management decision on our farm which would benefit from...

I'm facing a land management decision on our farm which would benefit from your advice. Long story short, we have 14 acres of poor soil that has been in corn/soybeans, which our local farmers do not want to cash rent anymore. My long-term plan is to, within the next 5 years, enroll it in CRP/plant it in one of their prairie practices. I'm told that the CRP program is currently at its national acreage cap and it may be awhile before new enrollment applications are accepted. In the meantime, my concern is keeping this acreage in commercial agriculture and thus maintaining our property's eligibility for CAUV taxation. We are looking at planting these acres in hay, to be sprayed and replaced with prairie forbs/grasses within a few years. My concerns are: 1) Choosing a hay seed mix that will not introduce problem non-native grasses that would create a long-term competition problem for the future prairie natives; and 2) Choosing a hay mix that, while it's in the field, will itself create maximum desirable habitat for grassland birds (especially meadowlarks and sparrows) and any plant stragglers that persist will contribute positively to our future prairie. I understand that most commonly-used hay species around here (grasses and legumes) are both cool season and non-native. Can you offer some thoughts or recommendations? Sincerely, Larry Smith


Richland County Ohio 10 days ago

Gardening pot drainage issues

Have a dense shady area that is best suited for pots. Issue is little I've tried allows enough drainage for an area that becomes very wet for one reason or another. I've tried adding sand, pea gravel at the bottom, and non disintegrating packing peanuts (doesn't work too bad, but can get pricey). I've even gone to the extent of covering them each time it rains. I prefer keeping the pots as light weight as possible. Any suggestions would greatly appreciated. Thank you.


Anoka County Minnesota 10 days ago

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