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Dear extension officers, I moved my worm bin outside this summer, and it has...

Dear extension officers, I moved my worm bin outside this summer, and it has been invaded by the maggot-like creatures in the picture. Can you tell me what they are? And whether they can coexist with my red wrigglers? And if not, is there any hope of getting rid of them? Thanks, Ann Hubbard

Hamilton County Ohio Posted about 8 hours ago

Can you diagnose why one of my honeycrisp apple trees is showing leaf...

Can you diagnose why one of my honeycrisp apple trees is showing leaf yellowing? Actually it looks like a very pale green. I could not find such symptoms with my little internet search. My other few trees do not show this, including another honeycrisp that is only 40 feet away, nor my Golden delicious or northern spy. I first noticed this in early to mid June. And just last week I see that the vein region on some leaves are turning very dark. I've never had this in all my 35 years of having apple trees. Both honey crisp trees bore very heavy last year. Pictures do not show the yellow color as strongly as it truly is. Thank you for any help you can give me, Stephen Vossberg

Summit County Ohio apple trees Posted 1 day ago

Hello I live in the southern part of clermont county. I converted a corn/bean...

Hello I live in the southern part of clermont county. I converted a corn/bean field this year to a hayfiled. I first plowed the field and disc it I then sowed the field in Orchard grass, timothy, red clover, and oats as a cover crop mixed with fertilizer/lime per the direction of our local supplier. I then ran a culipacker over the field (13 acres) The oats germinated quickly then some orchardgrass then timothy, very little red clover, all of sudden the field is being overun by pig weed. Everyone I talk to says to mow the field to eliminate the pig weed. (PS: I have not had field tested yet) Just asking for advice see pic Thanks Ed

Champaign County Ohio Posted 1 day ago

How to remove squirrels from our home?

How to remove squirrels from our home?

Butler County Ohio nuisance wildlife Posted 1 day ago

Preserving a hissing cockroach

Hi, I had a pet hissing cockroach and would like to preserve him in resin if possible. How would I dry him out to do so? Or what would be the best way to preserve him? I want him to look nice, and avoid gutting him, or avoid him looking shriveled if possible.

Muskingum County Ohio hissing cockroach insect preservation Posted 2 days ago

I have questions about horse pasture management. Can OSU Extension help me or...

I have questions about horse pasture management. Can OSU Extension help me or direct me to the right source? I would like to get rid of the buttercups and clover growing in the pasture. I would like to plant a nutritious but hardy grass mix for horses that graze about 13 hours per day. I want to understand: 1. Which herbicides are appropriate for a pasture including dose. 2. How long I must wait to plant seed. 3. What seed mix would be most suitable to the Oak Openings area in Lucas/Fulton County (sandy mostly but low areas are very wet). 4. How long must the horses stay off the pasture after the herbicide is administered. 5. Do you know of reputable individuals or a company that apply herbicide and will seed a pasture in Lucas/Fulton/Henry county area because I do not have the type of equipment to spray or seed. The pasture is about 4 acres.

Fulton County Ohio pastures and forages herbicides Posted 5 days ago

I have about dozen apple trees we grow to make cider. Every year the apples...

I have about dozen apple trees we grow to make cider. Every year the apples are disfigured and small. I dormant spray & lime sulfur in late winter. I use Bonide fruit tree spray prior to blossom and again after. We Fertilize late winter/early spring (12-12-12). I have never tested the soil, I have never added powdered limestone or magnesium sulfate. I believe the problem is apple scab. trees are 15 - 25 years old. I have the trees back in our field away from the house. This year looks like another total loss. I cannot figure this out, any help would greatly be appreciated! Thank you, Cary Olson

We have a ~12 gallon 12 volt applicator. I modified the wand extending it to ~ 8 foot with a broad fine mist nozzle that applies very heavy to cover limbs/leaves/trunk. I've noticed the leaves are not nearly as damaged as previous years, mostly the fruit is damaged. The trees are dwarf/semi dwarf varieties - not much higher than 15 foot, 6 - 20 foot across.

Medina County Ohio spray schedule for apple trees Posted 5 days ago

Black aints killing my willow tree

There are aints on my willow tree, there are small wholes in the bark all over where they go in and out and some of the willow tree branches are dead . Can I still safe the tree?

St. Clair County Illinois insect issues ants Posted 5 days ago

Felt a biting/stinging sensation on my arm and found this little almost...

Felt a biting/stinging sensation on my arm and found this little almost scorpion type bug. Just curious what it was? Slightly larger than a tick and was stinging me with something on its tail end, not a bite.

Delaware County Ohio insect identification lacewing larva Posted 6 days ago

Do I have a bacterial or fungal issue with my pole beans? What can I do?

Do I have a bacterial or fungal issue with my pole beans? What can I do?

Cuyahoga County Ohio Posted 7 days ago