Lyon County, Minnesota

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Rumor has it that if rubarb was exposed to temperatures below 32 degrees it should not be used (poisonous) Is this true?


Lyon County MN about 3 years ago

problems with pear tree

we have a pear tree in our backyard. The fruit gets terribly scarred once they start to ripen. Can it be bugs? It almost appears like they get hit with hail but usually we don't have hail. I do not know the variety.


Lyon County MN about 4 years ago

Ash Tree Injections?

Hello, I've been told we could inject our ash trees with something to maintain their health and avoid whatever disease has been going around. Is this true, and if so, how can I get it? Thank you! Rose Thomasson


Lyon County MN almost 4 years ago

Marshall Mn Ponderosa disease

I have several 20-25' Ponderosa Pines and most are very healthy looking. However about 25% appear to have Dothistroma disease and others have western gall. I have sprayed all the trees twice each spring with a copper fungicide and have alternated occassionally with 3336 systemic fungicide. These products do not seem to stop the disease from increasing on the most affected ones.I have sent two separate samples to the U of Mn lab each time the test showed no pathogen. The Gall affected have been sprayed twice with Bayleton 50......beginning last year and followed up this spring. I fertilize the trees with urea each spring ... have saucers and mulch around each and have tried very hard to manage the situation. I need your advice on how to get a handle on these two situations... If there is a specalist in the Marshall Mn area I would welcome a visit. my cell is 507 828 3545 Jim Fuhrmann


Lyon County MN almost 2 years ago

fertilizing amaryllis

I have six amaryllis bulbs which I've just replanted. They are several years old and last year they didn't bloom. What kind and amount of fertilizer should I use this year, now when they have no foliage and later when they do have foliage and hopefully blooms. Also, what kind and amount of fertilizer should I use after they have bloomed? Thank-you. Anne LaPorte


Lyon County MN over 3 years ago

My trees?

Hi!! I am the new owner of a house on just under 3 aches outside of Russell, Mn. In fact, I am almost next to the Co-op out side of town here. You might be able to see it on Google maps or I can take and send a few pictures. (background) My questions is: I have downed trees, lots of down trees and broken trees, this property is obviously considered heavily treed. I am unsure of the types of trees, they are ugly looking, so unsure if they are Ash or what, I have tried to research. I am wondering if the wood is good for fire wood or other uses (the downed trees) was wondering is there may be any natural use for my heavily treed areas also, like to put spoures for Morrel mushrooms to grow heavily, are these valid ideas?? I don't want to totally cut down the good trees? Also, I want to add a round (wind resistant) green house for winter garden, I have a book on who to make one, there is none at local markets. Summary: can you tell me types of my trees, uses of down wood, good to grow mushrooms: morells? and round winter garden house suggestions and location? Thank you!! Ms. Kris Durschmidt 1819 County Road 31, Russell, Mn 56169 phone 507-823=4373.. Here is s link from when I bought my property: If I could get help building green house, it could be used to tour and as a model winter green house for all...


Lyon County MN over 3 years ago

Magnolia tree

I have a beautiful 50 year old Magnolia tree in front of my house that just doesn’t look good. Last year it didn’t look good either with mostly thin on leaves and kinda yellow. This year there seems to be a lot of dead branches in it. All 4 truncks have life in them and sucker branches growing out. Any ideas??? Do I dare trim it way back and see if it will grow back and fill in?



Lyon County MN 11 months ago

Are apples ripening early?

We have 3 apple trees in our back yard that have A LOT of apples on them this year (2016). There is a Honey Gold, a Harrelred, and what we think is a Regent. The Honey Gold appears to be ripe and tastes sweet. The Harrelred seems to be close to being ripe and the Regent still seems to be on the tart side. Is what I believe to be an excellent growing season contributing to early maturation of apples or am I just so hungry for the little guys that my taste buds are fooling me? Doug


Lyon County MN over 3 years ago

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