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Could it be from rabbits
Sussex County Delaware Posted 3 days ago
M. virginiana with failure to leaf out across entire shrub with blackened spotted stems. Leaf drop mostly complete although buds are forming. THis was a shrub acquired with a U&CF grant for our municipality and we are hoping for a diagnosis to facilitate replacement.
This is a hypothetical question but I'm interested nonetheless: We pressure can because it allows us to increase the temperature of the water above 212 deg F. We don't can low acid foods in a water bath because of the relative low boiling point of water at atmospheric pressure. But what if we used the water bath method but replaced water with vegetable oil? We could easily surpass the 250 deg F mark with almost any food grade oil. Has anyone done this and documented their work?
Montgomery County Pennsylvania pressure canning Posted 16 days ago
I noticed all branches on a tree in the front yard covered in a black sooty appearance with numerous nodules clinging along many branches. Is this a disease or insects? I cut one branch and noticed the cambium ring is still green even with all the sooty surface coloring and nodules (see photo). All new bud growth appears dead and shriveled. What is this? Douglas Franke
Does soap include detergents? Does cold water work? How long does the virus live on fabric?
Seen on a Linden tree on a residential street in Gloucester County, NJ.
Gloucester County New Jersey insect identification Posted 24 days ago
Sussex County- just want green grass and minimal weeds, low maintenance-not golf course quality. When I search for Lawn Care or Lawn Fertilizer, within the first few hits I get both 'Spring Fertilizing is mostly unnecessary' as well as 'Spring Fertilizing is very important'. Which is it and what should be used? Also advise on weed killing in existing lawn. Thank you
Sussex County Delaware lawns and turf Posted 27 days ago
Iff a lawn has been severely damaged, should all the dirt be removed and new dirt put down before seeding?
New Castle County Delaware lawn renovation Posted about 1 month ago
This evergreen tree was planted last spring. It looked great all summer and early fall the top of the tree it lost its green needles. Over the winter one side of the tree lost most of its needles. The other side of the tree still looks great! Any ideas what is going wrong? The side of the tree that has lost its needles receives more sun than the other side of the tree. I am only able to upload one photo, but can send more via email if provided an email address.
New Castle County Delaware tree Posted about 1 month ago