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In West Virginia, Extension Agents and Specialists are available to assist you with any problems or questions you may have. From traditional field crop and livestock agriculture to urban and non-traditional agriculture, West Virginia University and West Virginia State University, the state's two Land-Grant Universities, have experts available to assist you.

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Questions asked to this group

Bugs in home

What kind of bug is this. It was in my living room.

West Virginia insect identification Posted almost 2 years ago

Brown Recluse?

I live in southern WV and I found this spider in my bath tub last night. I caught it and threw it off the balcony. I didnt harm it. I always try to save spiders but after researching, I'm wondering if this may be a brown recluse and do i need to spray? I have a 5-year old in the house.

Raleigh County West Virginia spiders spider identification nursery web spider pisaurina mira Posted about 2 years ago

horticultural mineral oil

What is the difference between the "mineral oil" that one buys in a store for baby oil, constipation and use on skin and the "mineral oil" in the horticultural oil or dormant oils now being sold for mite and grub protection?

Doddridge County West Virginia Posted over 2 years ago


I am doing a report on disinfecting in child care facilities and elementary schools. I am looking for information concerning the connection between a clean learning environment and cognitive/physical child development. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

Mason County West Virginia family and consumer sciences youth development Posted almost 3 years ago

What kind of cherry tree is this?

I am unsure how we missed the fruit on this tree in the two years we have lived here, but my husband and I discovered the thousands of cherries dangling from this beauty earlier today. We live in the panhandle of West Virginia.

The problem is, we have no prior knowledge of the trees history or when it was planted. The house itself is about 50 years old. As included in the photos, the fruit is a dark red, the cherries are small, and they tasted both sweet and tart (they may not be ripe yet.)

Does anyone know what type of cherries they are? Sweet or sour? When they typically fully ripen? And any approximate idea of the age of a tree like this???

Berkeley County West Virginia Posted about 3 years ago

What is this fossil?

I found it in gravel and I've never seen anything like it it has a really golden metallic look. I can't find a single thing on it.

Preston County West Virginia rocks and minerals archeology fossil Posted about 3 years ago

pressure canning mushrooms--faulty canner gasket

Pressure canned mushrooms per book. Seal would not seal properly. Jars did seal. Now, with new gasket, and 2 days later, I want to pressure again. Do I need to loosen flats, or can I simply put in pressure canner and seal as always per pressure and time for the total time as per book?

Nicholas County West Virginia canning food preservation pressure canning Posted about 3 years ago

What kind of spider is this?

Just wondering what kind of spider this is.

Cabell County West Virginia spider identification spider Posted over 3 years ago