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Can you show fainting goats at fair? Are they considered meat goats or pets...

Can you show fainting goats at fair? Are they considered meat goats or pets when you take them?

Seneca County OH Posted 3 days ago

I have a problem. i installed drainage around my property and have planted...

I have a problem. i installed drainage around my property and have planted apple and peach trees.. my drainage is better but no perfect. and now my neighbor planted bald cypress which are now growing over and around my drainage. the best remedy is a chainsaw, the second best is copper sulfate down the line. The risk is translocation of the copper to my trees. the drainage is slit perf pipe with a sock cover and 3-4 in of gravel and my trees are dwarf variety on bud-9 root. The line passes 1 tree 75 ft down line from where I would poor the copper. at what strength can it be mixed to do any good on the cypress in the first 50 ft. and what is the real risk of damage to the bud -9 tree? lateral translocation is my biggest concern.

Hamilton County OH trees and shrubs drainage drainage issues Posted 4 days ago

Fescue grass?

How can I find out if my pastures have tall fescue in them?
It was a lawn prior to us moving here...now we pasture our miniatures on it.
The pastures have been weed treated ,fertilized and over-seeded with pasture mix seed
regularly since we bought the place 4 years ago.
Planning on breeding my mare in May and have read tall fescue causes issues
in pregnant horses. So--this is an important question I need answered prior to breeding.

Lorain County OH Posted 6 days ago

Hello, I have two oak trees that fell last weekend that are around 4-5 ft...

Hello, I have two oak trees that fell last weekend that are around 4-5 ft diameter each. I was looking for a mill or lumber yard that worked with trees such as these and one site said start with the local extension office. Do you have knowledge of where to start?

Ashtabula County OH Posted 7 days ago

I haven't seen this type of spider before. I don't think it's a brown...

I haven't seen this type of spider before. I don't think it's a brown recluse, but I'd like a more learned opinion.

Fairfield County OH Posted 8 days ago

I have white pine trees which were planted in 2003 - over 3,000. I noticed a...

I have white pine trees which were planted in 2003 - over 3,000. I noticed a white sappy material dripping down on one of the trees - picture attached. . Should I be concerned about this?

Ross County Ohio pine bark adelgid Posted 8 days ago

Hi, i have a very important question to ask. A couple of friends and I...

Hi, i have a very important question to ask. A couple of friends and I decided to experiment on mung bean sprouts that are given a fertilizer made out of banana peels. So at first, the plant without fertilizer grew faster and taller, but in the long run, it became shorter and grew slower. All the other plants with the fertilizer grew taller and looked better, is there any valid explanation to this phenomenon? We made the fertilizer by cutting up the banana peel into small pieces, and then putting them into a food processor , after that we put them into a bucket with water (measured as needed), and then threw in a mixture between a substance called EM4 ( its like a bacteria or to fertilize things) and sugar ( so the bacterias would feed on it), after that we left it to ferment for a week, and proceed to add some to the plants We only added the makeshift fertilizer for the first day, the following days, we only added water to all of the plants, this experiment has gone for 30 days

San Francisco County California Posted 9 days ago

tobacco plants how many can you grow for personal use?

how many tobacco plants can be grown for personal use?

Butler County Ohio Posted 11 days ago

I would like to have a pond dug on my property in Brown County (Eagle Twp)....

I would like to have a pond dug on my property in Brown County (Eagle Twp). It would be used for a static water supply for fire suppression for a cabin I am building on my property. I would like to stock it with fish such as blue gill, bass, and maybe pike. The pond would be about an acre in size. Are there rules and guidelines that are required prior to digging?

Brown County Ohio Posted 14 days ago

Norfolk pine

How far do norfolk pine roots travel horizontally? Just had a expert tree surgent tell me to cut it down. Hate that idea. Tree

Brevard County Florida trees and shrubs Posted 19 days ago