Hubbard County, Minnesota

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Some kind of Ladybug

Aresident of our county brought in several crawling insects that looked like ladybeetle crawers(dragons) the next day they turned into whitish colored black spotted Ladybug shaped insects. Today when I thought they were dead-low and behold one was moving and definetly had the harder shape of lady beetles only pale green colored and 14 definite black spots on back and 2 white spots on black area of head. anyone know what beetle this is? and good insect or bad? Hubbard Co. Mastergardener D.W.

Hubbard County Minnesota over 6 years ago

Apple tree cross pollination

I wanted to get 2 apple trees for cross pollination and had researched and picked out Haralson (late season) and Frostbite (late season) which I know would cross well. I was talked into Prarie Magic (mid season) instead of Frostbite and am now curious if it will pollinate as well with the Haralson? I don't want to chance it several years down the road that they don't do well. Will they pollinate well? I'm in the icebox of zone 3 so cold hardiness is a big concern. Secondly, if I were to add a Frostbite would all the trees do even better with pollination?


Hubbard County Minnesota 5 months ago

What would the diameter of a birch tree be in 30 years if I planted a clump...

What would the diameter of a birch tree be in 30 years if I planted a clump of two or three this spring? Would they last that long or is there a better tree to plant? Thanks for your help. Gary Frederickson


Hubbard County Minnesota over 5 years ago

What is this this plant? It has taken over my tiger lily garden in northern...

What is this this plant? It has taken over my tiger lily garden in northern Minnesota near Bemidji this summer. See attached photos.



Hubbard County Minnesota over 6 years ago

Soil test

Does the Hubbard County extension office do its own soil testing? If not, what is the procedure? Do you have soil testing packets on hand so we can test it ourselves? Thank you in advance for your reply.


Hubbard County Minnesota 4 months ago

White mold on vegetables

My, cukes, squash, pumpkin and peas have been hit with white mold the past 2 years. I decided to start a new garden spot, but wondering if I can use the old for flowers or plants not susceptible to the mold? Does the mold live in the soil? Should I avoid tilling the soil? Any suggestions and advice would be much appreciated! Thank you!


Hubbard County Minnesota 7 months ago


what is on my nannyberry leaves?


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Hubbard County Minnesota 3 months ago

Autumn Blaze Maple wilting

I have an 4" diameter autumn blaze maple which was planted 3 years and this spring leafed out very healthy. Up until 2 weeks ago it had nice 3" length leaves. It has starting wilting on about 1/3 of the branches and the leaves die off in a few days. The nursery in Bemidji (20 miles away) where I purchased the tree 3 years ago thinks it might be from too much rain this spring, It looks like a diseased tree similar to a white oak or burr oak wilt with sporadic branches being affected unlike the top down like a red oak wilt. The pictures attached show how the leaves on the branch directly above the wilted leaves to appear healthy. Any suggestions?


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Hubbard County Minnesota over 1 year ago

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