At this time of year my peony leaves are showing signs of being chewed on. They look like a hole punch has been used around the outer edge of the leaf. I also notice similar damage on lilac leaves. What can I do to prevent this?
Flathead County MT Posted about 14 hours ago
I have received a "Steamliner Pressure Saucepan" (I believe it says model C-6) A photo is attached. It does not appear to have a gauge of any sort and no instruction manual that accompanies it. Can I pressure can pint jars of food in this unit? If so, at my elevation (in Missoula, MT, 3200') how long should I do this for? Thanks in advance.
Missoula County MT Posted 11 days ago
We have a sanfoin stand, put in last year, not harvested last year. Pivot irrigation. It initially looked pretty good, but it is now about 1 foot tall, kind of thin, and starting to bloom. Will this continue to put on tonnage after it starts to bloom. Should we cut it and hope for a better second. It would be luck to make 1 ton to acre right now.
Jefferson County MT Posted 2 months ago
One pine tree in my back yard died this fall, a second spruce lost its lead shoot, and now a third has browning needles around its mid section. What’s going on?
Gallatin County MT Posted 6 months ago
We have a 100 plus year old Black Walnut tree that really needs to trimed. Will we get new limb growth? The lower limbs are starting to snap and break off! Help!
Sanders County MT horticulture Posted 9 months ago
We have some wet, heavy clay, high pH high saline pastures we graze sheep on. We rotate through these pastures during the summer. We can run wheel lines, but usually the ground is moist enough it is not required. What would be a good pasture mix.
Jefferson County Montana pastures and forages Posted 12 months ago
2 winters ago our 20 foot aspen was girdled by a mouse. This spring it began to bloom, but quickly shot up a new sucker from its base. The sucker is thriving. The main tree now appears dead. Any suggestions on what we should do with the main tree?
Madison County Montana trees and shrubs Posted about 1 year ago
We planted several quaking aspen too close to our buildings many years ago, so we have cut them down this last spring. The problem being the roots are still sending out shoots and we don't know how to rid the lawn of them, even though we had the stumps ground out.
We would be very appreciative if you could advise as to how we can handle this problem.
Mary Lou Johnson
This will be the third year for my tree to produce fruit. I am having a difficult time determining when the pears are mature enough to pick. The tag that came with the tree states to eat fresh but everything I read about anjou pears is that they need cold storage first and then they need to be ripened on the counter for several days. I would appreciate your advice on this matter.1. Time of year to pick 2. Cold storage necessary 3. Length of time in cold storage and counter ripening if necessary. Also, is there a safe way to treat/ protect the tree from insects that still allows the fruit to be edible? thanks. P- billings mt