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White leaf spot in October

How do I treat or keep from spreading ? Am I overwatering ? The three maples that have it are in containers

Pulaski County AR Posted about 1 month ago

Spots on Japanese maple trees

We have seedlings under our Japanese maple that we repot and sell. About every year at this time they get the dry spots on the leaves. Can you please tell us why they spot and how if anything we can do to stop?

VA Posted over 2 years ago

peach tree

I have several peach trees that have several peaches on them. Can I remove some of the fruit on the tree so there isn't as much competition for the trees energy?

Patrick County VA Posted over 2 years ago

Cherry Tree

i have several cherry trees. One of them has not leafed out. Any idea on what might be causing this?

Patrick County VA Posted over 2 years ago

Dying trees

We have mature trees that are dying and don't know why or what to do about it. Can your office help?

Patrick County VA Posted almost 3 years ago

insecticide , roses and praying mantis

Hello. My knock-out roses are infested with Japanese beetles. What can I use that will not harm the praying mantis? I have Bayer granules (merit) but cannot find info on effect on bee or mantis. Help! Thanks, David M.

Patrick County Virginia Posted over 3 years ago

what would i need to add to topsoil in a raised bed if i wanted to grow...

what would i need to add to topsoil in a raised bed if i wanted to grow potatoes?

Patrick County Virginia soil vegetables soil amendments Posted almost 4 years ago

Dogwood dying

My father has a dogwood tree that is dying in his front yard. It is covered with a fungus that has black crater-looking spots on it. The limbs with the most fungus are the ones in poorest condition. I would like to know if it is treatable. I've already sent pics to the contact in Halifax, Jason, but would like to know if anyone in Patrick could see it in person.

Patrick County Virginia Posted over 4 years ago

Fire ants in Virginia?

Are there fire ants in Patrick County, Virginia? I found a series of two new mounds on the lawn this morning that were not there yesterday evening. We live on Riverside Drive right along Poorhouse Creek. These ants are red but smaller and much more easily agitated and more aggressive than the ones I'm used to seeing.

Patrick County Virginia fire ants Posted over 4 years ago

diseased Alleghany chinkapins in Meadows of Dan

Two large chinkapin tree/bushes about 15 feet apart, bearing nuts. A few branches of each tree have had their leaves turn brown and their bark is not as smooth as the healthy branches. I think that they are diseased and want to know if treatment is available for whatever ails them. Unable to find specific info on web or VA tech site.

Patrick County Virginia ornamentals small fruits Posted over 5 years ago