Ontonagon County, Michigan

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Two different colors of rose on the same plant

I have a rosebush that has white roses and pink & silver roses on the same branch. There is a fork in the branch and one leads to a white rose, the other to a rose that is pink on the inside of the petals and silver on the outside. Other buds on the branch seem to be a mix of either white or pink & silver. The original color of the bush is the pink & silver roses. I moved in April and moved the bush with me, so it was recently "traumatized" by being dug out and replanted. I've attached pictures of the branch, the bush, and a closeup of a flower of the original colors. What could have caused this odd occurrence?


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Ontonagon County Michigan flowers: annuals and herbaceous perennials roses about 3 years ago

Fungus on our Oak trees

What can I do to stop this???



Ontonagon County Michigan trees and shrubs over 4 years ago

Tomato blight

I have been plagued the last few years with what I believe is septoria leaf spot on all my tomato plants. I understand that cool and wet conditions are one cause, but I was also told the blight is actually in the soil. My question is, is there any product that can be added to the soil in the spring before planting that will help alleviate the problem. Once the problem appears I spray the plants with a copper based fungicide, but it really does very little good. Any help would be appreciated


Ontonagon County Michigan over 1 year ago

Newly planted Montomorency Cherry Trees

What sort of pest control challenges should I expect with these new trees? I would like to ensure that they are able to thrive year after year. Thanks, Bill F. “4G Ranch” Ontonagon County


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Ontonagon County Michigan trees and shrubs fruit trees over 1 year ago

Handouts from a training

Participants will learn how the new act will impact their communities and what their options are as local government officials. March 6th at Extension in Marquette

How could I get copies that are being handed out at this session if I am not able to attend?? Is it possible to get them if I pay for costs and mailing??


Ontonagon County Michigan local government over 2 years ago

is this a wolf?

I was just wondering if this is a wolf? It was taken in Upper Michigan, it was really far away so this is the best picture I could get. Is it possible it's a Red Wolf? It looked to big to be a coyote.


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Ontonagon County Michigan over 4 years ago

Question about the health of my flowering crab

Hello, I believe my flowering crab has leaf rust but I’m not sure how to treat it. This has occurred at least two, if not three, years in a row now. The tree also seems to attract ants. This year I noticed significant peeling in the bark. This may be where I tried applying neem seed oil this spring—a supposed remedy for the rust spots. Can you offer any suggestions on how to help my beautiful tree?


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Ontonagon County Michigan leaf rust peeling bark 3 months ago

New Fruit Trees, Old-Fashioned, Environmentally Friendly Pest Control Needed


I have been slowly building up a fruit tree orchard on my farm, the 4G Ranch, in Ontonagon County.

The latest trees are from '18 and '19 vintages, and include numerous Montmorency Cherries, and Honeycrisp Apples.

What types of organic sprays can you suggest to help protect these young trees from bugs that invariably damage the leaves, fruit and sometimes the trunk. Particularly with the apples. I do not wish to pollute the trees or the land with toxic chemicals commonly available as I intend to have these orchards certified organic at some point in the future.

Please be specific and comprehensive in your response and reply with vigor and insight that will provide effective counter-measures to the pests, and to the toxic pollution offered by companies like Monsanto, Dupont and others. Imagine this is an old-school farm, where ingenuity and cleverness solved problems like this.

Below are a couple pictures.


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Ontonagon County Michigan organic production orchard establishment fruit trees orchard 5 months ago

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