Cottage Food Good
I would like to know if I am permitted to bake/sell baklava under the Cottage Food Law. It can be made with oil or shortening (rather than butter). The syrup is made of water, sugar and honey. The sheets are made of phyllo dough sheets. I would appreciate any assistance on this. Thank you
Jefferson County Colorado food safety about 1 month ago
Identification of household flowering Plant plant
What is the name and primary features of this household plant?
2013Volunteer hour Value?
Hello:Can anyone provide me with the latest figure (as of 2013) on value of volunteer work per hour?
Dallas County Texas volunteer administration about 1 month ago
wild peach tree identification
In Benton County, Missouri there seems to be a wild peach tree that sometimes grows in fence rows & on ditch banks that have a small,light skinned, speckled peach with mostly light colored fruit meat. I remember my mother & grand mother canning these small peaches when I was a child, & they were really good. I would like to know the name of these trees. My folks called them Indian Peaches,but this maynot have been correct. I would like to plant some of these for myself & the wildlife. Can you help?
What are the major insect pests in Crawford County? Which of these are native...
What are the major insect pests in Crawford County? Which of these are native to our area, and which ones came from a foreign area?
Crawford County Ohio about 1 month ago
What determines that an area be listed as a critical habitat? Do we have any...
What determines that an area be listed as a critical habitat? Do we have any critical habitats in this area (Crawford County)? This is part of research my son is doing for a science project.
Crawford County Ohio about 1 month ago
Best Practices for Peanut Fertilization
I am working with small-scale farmers in Mali, West Africa and we are working on updating our training program and have found some conflicting reports on whether it is better to broadcast DAP and work it into the soil or to microdosing DAP after the shoots have emerged. The soil in the area is quite poor as it is the women's land and they get the lowest quality plots. They have no access to irrigation and rely completely on rain for all water needs. Is there a better fertilizer regime or system or timing that we can teach to the women to increase yields? Thank you!
I am inquiring if there are any grants available for farmers?
Mills County Iowa 2 months ago
safe household cleaners for septic systems
What household cleaners are best to be used where septic systems are used to minimize potential impact on our septic system. Specific examples are cleaners for toilets, bathroom & kitchen sinks, We realize that we should use only minimum amounts but some amounts will enter the septic system. What about dishwasher and clothes washer soaps detergents? Should we use only biodegradable products? No bleach? No ammonia? Are Simple Green products (biodegradable, non toxic) safe to use that will have minimal impact on the septic system???It will be helpful if you can recommend some specific "brand names" if possible. I mention Simple Green but are there others? Thank you.
Do you know the name of the vine in the photo? It was a volunteer in our...
Do you know the name of the vine in the photo? It was a volunteer in our sandy soil in Annapolis. It did not seem invasive to me, and annually, it would die back after first frost but re-grew each summer. It has all green flowers as shown. My volunteer plant was destroyed after some landscaping. I'd love to get some seeds.
Anne Arundel County Maryland 2 months ago
Rooster has red raw rear end
My 11 month old New Hampshire Red rooster has a red raw rear end and has had it for several months. Sorry I do not have any pictures. He did have diarrhea, but that is getting better. I don't have a vet nearby by who will even look at him. Everyone I ask says they don't see chickens. I believe this started in the summer after a couple days of very hot weather and the chickens kept dumping out their water. I put a large pan of water in the pen until I was able to obtain another waterer. I cleaned it daily, but it was always very dirty.I have consulted various websites for help. I have tried diligently to follow all the information I have been given but nothing seems to have helped. I diluted 1 tsp Nystatin in the 1 gallon chicken water for 10 days. No change. I have been told to add 1/4 cup lemon juice to their water to raise the acidity level in their gut. I have also been told that I need to give them Probiotics and add garlic to their food each day. I don't know what any of this is supposed to do, but nothing seems to be working. It is not contagious because none of my other chickens have the same symptoms. He seems to be a little better because he is mating again and his tail feathers are starting to grow back but it is still very inflamed back there. Also I don't know if this is associated or not but his feet are also very red in color. If you can help me I would so appreciate it and I know my rooster would be relived if his rear was not so raw. Thank you.
Kaufman County Texas poultry 2 months ago
How should I deal with stink bugs in the house?
What information can you provide about the "stink bug"? We've found several in our house over the past few weeks but do not know how they are coming in. Is there anything we can do to get rid of them now, or do we have to wait until the spring when they find their way back out? Will they continue to come in all winter? Appreciate any help you can offer as I have gotten multiple answers from various exterminators.
In search of Black Locust in Lander
Where can I find a pod developing Black Locust tree in Lander. I am interested in propagating from seed of if you could advise me on how to propagate from a cutting.
Fremont County Wyoming 2 months ago
Giant Salvinia Toledo Bend Reservoir
We are now seeing increasing growth of giant salvinia in the coves on the south end of Toledo Bend. As a group of property owners and the POA, we want to organize our efforts to eradicate and control this weed before it clogs us the coves completely.After doing much internet research, Texas A&M Agrilife Extension comes up frequently as a partner with other groups in cleaning up Caddo Lake and other areas in the past. We are seeking your help to organize group interest (state and local) to start a program on Toledo Bend.Any help or guidance would be greatly appreciated.Thank you in advance,Mary Westemeier, Beechwood I Subdivision, Hempill Texas(281) 324-5023 home
I've had a problem with my lilacs since they were first installed in our yard 3 years ago. They get this white fluffy accumulation on the branches (not the leaves) and nothing seems to stop it. I thought it was white powdery mildew, but have eliminated that as a possibility after treatment and contact with a company that specializes in the treatment of that disease. It also has spread to some of my holly bushes, although not as bad as the lilacs. I've tried wiping it down with baking soda water, but it comes right back and it's time consuming because there is just SO much of it. I'm to the point where I'm ready to pull out the lilacs and burn them. Can someone help me identify what it is, and suggest a treatment?
what would be the recommended options for fast growing evergreen vine in...
what would be the recommended options for fast growing evergreen vine in the hill country of texas, specifically new braunfels TX
Comal County Texas horticulture 2 months ago
How to form a cooperative
I am looking for information on how to get neighbors involved in a sharing cooperative for tools, lawn equipment, and so on. I would be interested in a guide about to how to organize and any legal considerations we need to be aware of. Thanks!
Johnson County Iowa cooperatives 2 months ago
Problem Loading SoilMap 2 Website
My colleagues and I have been trying to access the Soil Map Website in order to find soil and geologic information about various parts of PA for the past couple weeks and it always fails to load. In reference to the attached picture, I click on the "Start Mapping" hyperlink, it buffers for a couple seconds and then says it can not load the webpage. Can you please make this site operational again?
Philadelphia County Pennsylvania agmap 2 months ago
When will the blue bonnets bloom?
If the blue bonnet is a biennial bloomer, is it due to bloom in 20014? My wife and I would like to visit Texas and see these stunners ourselves, but we'd like to be there when they're blooming. Would appreciate your advise.Rick Chapman
I have a sunny (all day), dry and windy area where I am looking to plant a...
I have a sunny (all day), dry and windy area where I am looking to plant a columnar evergreen or columnar conifer shrub. I have been looking online at forums and retail websites. There is conflicting information. Two of the shrubs I have considered are either Ilex crenata 'Sky Pencil' or a Juniper 'Skyrocket'. Can you please recommend a shrub that will do well in Southern Maryland (zone 7b)?
Calvert County Maryland trees and shrubs 2 months ago
Library Programming for Adults
Hi. My name is Samantha and I coordinate a monthly program for adults to help enhance their lives by increasing knowledge and skills. My predecessor, mentioned that the Iowa Extension Office is a fantastic resource, if I am seeking speakers for health, gardening and family topics. Could you please help me determine my options and who I may be able to contact. Thank you so much for your time and assistance. Sam
Des Moines County Iowa 2 months ago
What to do about the lace bug attacking azaelas?
What other plants do they infest?
Is there a way to deworm chickens without using harmful chemicals?
Community Kitchen, kitchen incubators
How do you start a local food community kitchen or kitchen incubator? How can these business models foster economic development in rural and urban communities and provide assistance to entrepreneurs?
Dane County Wisconsin food preparation 2 months ago
Where can I find test results for (Fukishima) radiation levels in seafood harvested locally (ie. crabs, clams, salmon, rockfish, tuna)