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Fig Tree Sapling

Hi,

We planted a young fig tree here in Dallas last fall. During the winter, after it lost its leaves, we noticed something was chewing at the top of the trunk, but we're not sure what it was. The original trunk was probably about 4' high and whatever was gnawing at it probably gnawed about 12" off. We pruned back the damage a few inches and made a clean angled cut. We also had some really hard freezes this year. I have not noticed any new buds so far this spring. Is is probable that the tree is dead? It still feels like the roots are holding the trunk in pretty well.

Thanks,
Weston

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Dallas County Texas horticulture trees and shrubs 26 days ago

Tree mite

We have a large tree with big roundish leaves. Every year it gets a little mite on bottom of leaf that eats the leaf till you can see right through it, then it falls off.

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Genesee County Michigan trees and shrubs mites 26 days ago

Certification Testing Results

Hi. One of my technician's had taken the Core Exam & a category Exam for pest control applications under my Business License #BU 2416 on February 23, 2015 @ the Region VII offices in Collegeville PA. Do you have results back from this testing yet? Please let me know at your earliest convenience. I thank you in advance. Debbie Molina Owner & Business Manager All 'Round Pest Control, LLC

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Montgomery County Pennsylvania pesticide licenses 26 days ago

Ash Boer

what and when is the the best product to control the ash Boer?

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Sarpy County Nebraska horticulture trees and shrubs insect issues disease issues 26 days ago

Crabgrass

what time of year is best to apply crabgrass preventer

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Sarpy County Nebraska horticulture weed issues 26 days ago

Blue Pfitzer Junipers dying

Hello. Most people can't get rid of big junipers, but my blue pfitzers are in a slow decline. They are 25 years old, but stopped growing (no new shoots) about 8 years ago. Now they are turning gray-brown.
1) Watering: They are established, so no additional watering is done. One group is near the street, with no water. The other clump is next to the lawn which does get water. Yet both groups are dying.
2) Shade: One group is partially shaded, the other is in full sun.
3) I also have green pfitzers in other similar locations, which are thriving.
4) I have vole damage on other shrubs, but no evidence of bark chewing on these.
5) This decline pre-dates the freeze last fall and the 2013 flood.
I am in the process of removing the totally dead ones, but I'd love any advice on how I might save the others. Thank you!
Tim Hughes

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Boulder County Colorado horticulture trees and shrubs 26 days ago

Chicken Ordinance

We are looking to purchase property in Shepherdsville on 1 acre. We would like to have chickens but we don't know if this would be allowed since the property is technically in a subdivision. Do you know where I can find the ordinance that governs this?

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Bullitt County Kentucky raising chickens bullitt county kentucky local ordinance 26 days ago

companion plants for tomatoes, peppers, zucchini, cucumbers

Hi there,

I am looking for suggestions of pairings between the aforementioned vegetables and flowers to try to reduce pests and add color to a container vegetable garden... unfortunately, most of what I find seems to reference more northern climates (ie grow marigolds, chrysanthemums, nasturtium with the veggies). I am in the Hill Country area west of San Antonio. Thanks for your help!

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Kerr County Texas horticulture fruits and vegetables gardening 26 days ago

What kind of pear tree does grow well and bear fruit in cincinnati area?

What kind of pear tree does grow well and bear fruit in cincinnati area?

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Warren County Ohio horticulture 26 days ago

What kind of grapevine does grow well and bear fruit in cincinnati area?

What kind of grapevine does grow well and bear fruit in cincinnati area?

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Warren County Ohio horticulture grapes 26 days ago

Young Pecan Tree and Fire Ant hill

Hi,
I just planted a Pecan tree in early February (about 6 weeks ago). Now, I just noticed a fire-ant hill about seven inches high pretty close to it (picture enclosed). Can I use a pesticide like Amdro that I normally use to kill fire ants in my yard to kill the mound or do you think it would kill the Pecan tree?

Also, do I need to remove the grass growing close to the tree to create a grass-free area around it?

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Harris County Texas horticulture fire ants integrated pest management trees and shrubs 26 days ago

adding copper sulfate

I have just had my tank pumped. Should I dump 10 pounds in the tank when it is empty or wait several months until it has a good water level? It is a 1000 gal tank, 2 people in the house and all water goes in the tank. I also have a split field with a bullrun ball valve.

Dennis

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Newaygo County Michigan 26 days ago

emmer seeds

I am looking for emmer spring seeds for organic purpose. My farm is located in Qu├ębec Canada. If it is ok

for Vermont or NY , it would be ok for my place.My needs are about two tons on seeds. Is there any problem to

get the seeds in Canada.

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Where can I get a soil sample bag for mailing. I live in Crosslake, Mn, Crow Wing county

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Minnesota soil testing 26 days ago

A.I

Where can I find either a class or a person to help with bovine A.I. in northern Mi. ?

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Michigan 26 days ago

What kind of cherry tree does grow well and bear fruit in cincinnati area?

What kind of cherry tree does grow well and bear fruit in cincinnati area?

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Washington County Ohio trees and shrubs fruit trees 26 days ago

What kind of fig tree does grow well and bear fruit in cincinnati area?

What kind of fig tree does grow well and bear fruit in cincinnati area?

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Warren County Ohio fig trees 26 days ago

overgrown yucca

I live in Fort Lupton and have what I am fairly sure is a yucca glauca (soapweed yucca, looks like the ones that grow wild just about all over the eastern plains here). It was given to me as a small single plant (about 8"x8") and has thrived to the point of being about 3 ft tall and 4 ft across! It appears to be a combination of well over 15 plants now, all clumped together! I do not want to get rid of the plant...I want to separate it and plant it somewhere more appropriate in my yard. Is this possible and, if so, how would I go about separating and transplanting it? Also, when is the best time to do this? Spring? Fall? I would like to move all of the plant from it's current location, separating it out into as many individual transplants as possible and use it to line part of yard with. It would make a fantastic low/no maintenance natural fence if it continues to grow (once transplanted) the way my original plant did.
I have collected some seeds from the dried pods and would even try to start from seed if that's an option for me, but not sure how to get started with that either. Most of the info i have found on the web has been a bit confusing. So any info you could offer would be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance....Kathy


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Weld County Colorado flowers : annuals and herbaceous perennials 26 days ago

Insect identification request

I'd like help in identifying this small but distiguishable to the naked eye tiny insect. I live in suburbia and have a garden and lots of different kinds of plants. This past fall we left our leaves out to decay. We also have 2 indoor / outdoor cats that use the yard area to relieve themselves. All that said we never had these tiny insects until I brought home some old dumpster wood, I believe it around that time last year that these insects came to my home. Now they are found around the exterior perimeter, also in my garage mostly around my piles of cedar wood but also found in and around my shoes that I wore in the garden. I've also found them indoors in my master bathroom near the window on the 2nd floor. My photos are taken through a microscope on a 4x setting. I am also interested in eradicating these insects, organically if not too much trouble. Thank you!

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Washington County Oregon insect issues 26 days ago

Monarch Butterfly and Milkweed

There has been some recent activity on Facebook regarding saving the monarch by planting milkweed everywhere. Of course following that, there have been the debates over local milkweed, invasive milkweed, poisonous/dangerous to monarchs milkweed. . . Would you be able to set the story straight regarding this issue, particularly the question of the correct milkweed to plant? Thank you.

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Baltimore County Maryland wildlife monarch butterfly and milkweed 26 days ago

Diseased Aspen Trees

I have these Aspen trees in my yard that seem to be diseased. Can you send someone to check them out and tell me how to help them. I had a tree specialist come last summer when the trees started doing this and he accused me of hacking them up with a knife. I will attach a photo or two.

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Mesa County Colorado trees and shrubs 27 days ago

Can scallions (green onions) be grown in Minnesota all summer? I know a...

Can scallions (green onions) be grown in Minnesota all summer? I know a couple varieties I looked at said they are prone to bolting in summer but is it possible to consistently harvest scallions every week throughout the summer if good succession planning is done? Thank you!

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Hennepin County Minnesota 27 days ago

Small black ants: Not lots, but too many.

We are original owners of a 23 yr old house on a wetland and are blessedly free of pests (ignoring the weed-grass in our lawn). Any time there is a change in weather(quite a lot this winter) we get an influx of what I've heard called sugar ants. No "trails" of ants following each other, but individuals wandering from: Where? Somewhere I can't find. I have used a rosemary oil/peppermint oil spray that seems to reduce the number for some time. We try to keep the shelves clean and have a newly remodeled kitchen that is not full of old nook and crannies. The question is whether there is an effective method to mostly eliminate them without calling an exterminator? I am not averse to using chemical methods - if it would work and be reasonably safe. No pets, grandchildren visiting 1-2 times a week. If I call an exterminator, I know the answer will be: "Sure we can fix that." So that is the last fall back. Thanks.

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Washington County Oregon insect issues 27 days ago

lemon meringue pie unrefrigerated

Can lemon meringue pie be left unrefrigerated?

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Greene County Missouri food safety 27 days ago

How do I know what program my land can be put in,crp,crep,quail buffer? Who...

How do I know what program my land can be put in,crp,crep,quail buffer? Who do I contact?

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Fayette County Ohio land management 27 days ago

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