Beltrami County, Minnesota

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Emerging Asparagus Spears being Bored Into And Limping Over AGAIN Like Last Spring

Help! New 1/2 inch and some 1" tall Asparagus spears look like something is boring holes in and some look chewed into just below emerging spear head and some on spear head that is causing death to spear or hooking. Is this a soil pest? No beetles or insects can be found. What can I do as this happened last season too?


Beltrami County MN about 3 years ago

Zone 5 heirloom rose

I received a bare root heirloom rose as a memorial for my mother July 4...I have potted it, and it is doing very well, but the friend who gave it to us did not realize it was a zone can I over winter this beautiful is “Super Dorothy”...she ordered it from a company in Oregon..I contacted them, but they did not have any real good it deals for me..



Beltrami County MN over 1 year ago

Rose chafers

I am dealing with a biblical plague of rose chafers. So far, after 24 hours, I am still picking them off by hand into a jar with soapy water. They do seem to be significantly diminished, but that is because I have time to do this this week. They continue to fly in. I used Sevin on plants that I won't be consuming the leaves, but this leaves the kale, beets, arugula, lettuce, etc. vulnerable. Maybe I need to put up row covers? But no one in town has them for sale right now so I would have to DIY. Any other ideas to save more poor, young vegetable garden?


Beltrami County MN almost 2 years ago

pine tree needle cast

Our 12' pine trees are loosing their needles about half the way up the tree with green scab on the branches with the lost needles. These trees are close to a lake. Is there a non-toxic treatment? Could it be a lack of soil moisture?


Beltrami County MN over 2 years ago

apple tree sickness

last year tree 1 had leaves that yellowed, no blossoms, and now this year few to none for leaves. tree bark looks like it's very old but tree is 16years. tree 2 this year is starting to get yellow tips on leaves and looks like it is starting to wilt. both are both trees are 16 year apples haraldson(sic) both trees area in a lower area appox 12 ft apart. tree 2 had good looking buds but now after the rains just isn't well.


Beltrami County MN 12 months ago

Asparagus Bed

I have a nice asparagus bed and I usually cut the stalks back every fall, but because of health reasons I did not. Now I am wondering if it is safe (before the frost goes out) to burn off those dried mature stalks. What do you think?


Beltrami County MN about 2 years ago

The last couple of years my potatoes get scabs on them. It appears only on...

The last couple of years my potatoes get scabs on them. It appears only on the outside skins and not into the potatoes. What every it is that is in the soil attacks my carrots also with a black scabs on them. The potato scabs are brown in color. What is in the soil that causes this and what can I do to get rid of it. Thank you!!! Don Hazeman Bemidji, mn.


Beltrami County MN over 5 years ago

Orange grasshopper?

I found an orange grasshopper in my garden (see attached photo) and I could not identify it via the MN insect listings. Is this a new species or an invasive one? Sincerely, DeAnna Slevin RusticFroggie/



Beltrami County MN almost 3 years ago

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