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Exemption

We filed paper to b cone tax exempt for sales tax on farm we had out certificate that had our info on it destroyed by water how can we get a copy of our cert

Cuyahoga County Ohio Posted about 1 month ago

Lilacs wilting

Row of lilacs. First one leaves began curling early after leafing. Worsened over summer. Branches dead by second year. Cut all the way back. Coming back looking good but all other bushes now with wilting, curling leaves.Not brown....yet

Hamilton County Ohio Posted 3 months ago

Roots of large White Pines

I have a question regarding tree roots of White Pines. We have several large White Pines planted at the top, close to the railing, of our 10-12 foot retaining wall. They have been there about 14 years and they are about 50 feet tall. Our retaining wall is made of large cement blocks. Can the roots of the White Pines affect the integrity of our wall? We have our wall inspected every three years by an engineer and so far there hasn't been a problem. Please let me know so I can inform our condo board. Thank you.

Hamilton County Ohio Posted 3 months ago

Colorado Blue Spruce Needles

Hello, Our 4 yr. old Colorado Blue Spruce tree looked wonderful up until 2017 then I noticed the inner limbs from trunk out 2 feet or so began to turn brown and then fell off the limbs. This occured in one side of the tree. The rest are turning brown or not turning at all. Our beloved Spruce is in our back yard. Gets great sun, water and is professionally fertilized every Feburary. Do we have a desease? Our aborbist stated it may be lacking acid. Please help up save our tree!

Cook County Illinois Posted 4 months ago

Glyphosate (Round-Up) is not safe.

The herbicide Glyphosate in RoundUp is poisonous to the environment, and to humans as well. Why are you recommending it? My daughter used it on our lawn for years and it killed off most of the bees, butterflies, and many other species of insects. Please stop recommending this toxic chemical.

Washington County Ohio glyphosate safety Posted 5 months ago

I am wanting to plant a summer annual or a mix to use as forage for a small...

I am wanting to plant a summer annual or a mix to use as forage for a small herd of rotational grazed cattle. At present I am leaning towards a mix of 12.5 lbs of pearl millet BMR, 6.25 lbs of sunn hemp and 2 lbs of daikon radish per acre. My concern is nitrogen, specifically nitrate poisoning. I want to apply 2 tons of chicken litter as fertilizer prior to planting to meet my P and K needs. The analysis of this litter says that I will be applying 109 lbs of nitrogen TKN per ton for a total of 218 lbs to the acre. In addition the sunn hemp will provide nitrogen as well. Is this an accessive amount of nitrogen, if so what is a better application rate while still utilizing the chicken litter or a is a different fertilizer recommended all together. Lastly, I want to follow this summer forage with a winter forage mix to accoplished both grazing and preparing this field for a hay field in the spring. Shold I fertilize again and with what and at what rate. The winter mix will contain triticale, peas, radish and collards. Thanks Jess KIllen L

Ohio Posted 5 months ago

What’s wrong with my peach tree

My peaches turn brown and shrivel up before getting ripe, any ideas what maybe the cause of this?

Greene County Ohio Posted 5 months ago

Praying mantis egg sack

I found a praying mantis by my door October 28th, she couldn’t fly. I brought her in and put her in a 70 gallon tank with plants and crickets she ate well on thanksgiving day she layed an egg sack, she died 5 weeks later, I have been watering and occasionally misting the hemlock plant she layed the eggs on. Yesterday 3/10 I noticed what looked like web coming from the sac hanging about an inch with what looks like some babies maybe 10 or 12. It was chilly out here yesterday maybe 45 a friend said put it outside it might prevent them from hatching out, he said it would be a big job in the tank. I did put the plant in the ground in a protected spot with leaves and a cut Christmas tree as a wind buffer and to protect the Bush. After about a 1/2 hour I had a Change of heart and brought it back in. It isn’t really doing anything now a day later???? Do you think I killed them or delayed them or do you think that was all that it was going to do. Not sure what to do. Bummed out. I called around yesterday for the wingless fruit flies and they were out so I would pick them up today if they will start hatching again
the fist picture is before I brought them out . The second is today again.

Monmouth County New Jersey praying mantis praying mantis egg case Posted 6 months ago

Oh Gawd the Weather

I went to Holland,Mi last year and purchased premium spring bulbs,and summer bulbs. I planted them as instructed on the package and followed instructions to the letter. Normal winters here are cold, with snow or rain, but the temps stay on the 30's for highs and teens for lows from January through March and into early April. But the weather has varied so much this year we have had days in the 60s then drop down to zero for a week then pop up into the 50s, weird to say the least. I planted 60 of them and at least 12 have popped up already have greenery about 5 inches high. It's now snowing here and I wonder if they will survive to even see the Spring.

Hamilton County Ohio Posted 7 months ago

Animal tracks

can you help me identify these animal tracks

Ohio Posted 7 months ago