Emmet County, Michigan

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What is this?

Is the attached photo a picture of a coral fungus? If not, do you know what it is?


Emmet County MI 7 days ago

Damage to pear tree leaves after spraying

I sprayed my 14 tree orchard with pure neem, fish emulsion and some Dawn dish soap. Now my pears have damaged leaves. One has dry wilted leaves and the other two have black spots. I think I may have added too much detergent. The apples, cherries, peaches and plums are all ok. What can I do to prevent loss of the one tree? Will they be able to grow new leaves? My orchard is 3-4 years old. Two of the pears are standard (of which one is the most damaged) and the other is dwarf. Thanks so much for your assistance!

Emmet County MI about 1 year ago

Maple tree poor condition

I have a sugar maple that has been dropping leaves in midsummer for the past three years. Leaf production has become sparse. It is noticeably visible. There are some white spots on the bark on many branches. Is there a way for me to bring it back to health? There are many other maples on the property, some with the white spots on the bark but no indication that leaf production is inhibited.


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Emmet County MI about 3 years ago

controlling spotted knapweed

Is it possible to purchase/release insects for control of spotted knapweed in Michigan? I have approx. 5 acres in Emmet Co. that is highly infested with knapweed and it is killing off all the grasses and other plants in our field. I am not interested in using insecticides. I have read about various insects that are used for knapweed control but the only websites I find that have these insects are in Montana. Related to this, does MSU have any field restoration programs/research projects that I might participate in for control of knapweed and restoration of native plants?


Emmet County MI over 1 year ago

Winter kill of shrubs

How do I know if yews that are mostly brown after this winter are in fact dead? How long do I wait to find out


Emmet County MI about 6 years ago

What kind of tick is this?

Customer is wanting to know what kind of tick this is. It was found on her leg and had been there a while. My apologies about the quality of the photos. My microscope is not working with my computer since the system update.


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Emmet County MI about 1 year ago

Water Bath Using 2 Tbsp Lemon Juice for Heirloom Tomatoes

What a great resource here! Thank you! I do have a question about canning tomato products. With all the newer & heirloom tomato varieties out there now that could be less acid varieties ( I do heirloom for 99% of mine) is it still safe to water bath using 2 tbsp of bottled lemon juice? Thx in advance!


Emmet County MI 6 months ago

Weed or Flower?

Are the attachments pictures of a weed or of a flower. It is a very tall plant.


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Emmet County MI about 1 year ago

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