Essex County, New York

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Best rootstock?

Greetings! On our family farm in northern NY there is am old Wealthy apple tree. I would like to graft some scions from this tree to a rootstock. Can you recommend a good one please? Thank you!

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Essex County New York over 4 years ago

What type of aster

2ft tall. Full sun. 12 petals per flower. Flowers bunch cyme style. the leaves are smooth edge not toothed

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Essex County New York about 5 years ago

Bird Mites

Hello,

I am living in New Jersey. I believe that I have the same problem it was described on the following website by you:

https://ask.extension.org/questions/207372
I read through your recommendations here and first I would like to thank you very much for all of that valuable information. Here is a brief description of my problem:

Recently, I have seen a lot of very tiny bugs all around my house and especially in the kitchen area. I search a lot and I believe that they are bird mites.
I follow your advice and first found the source which was a birds nest in the wall exactly behind the kitchen wall and close to the stove. Since the nest was in the height and therefore it was not accessible enough I tried to eliminate it as much as possible. In the next step, I sprayed a lot of pesticides in the area (the one that I have available but I am going to buy the one you suggested). The thing is that still, I can see a lot of them around everywhere. I would like to seek extra advice/recommendation if it possible for you. Is there anything else needs to be done.

I attached the microscope image of some of them which I captured on clear tape.
I have two infants in my home that I am really worried about them and unfortunately, I cannot afford prof insect control services, so your assistance in this matter is highly appreciated.

Thank you in advance for your time and consideration.
Best regards

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Essex County New Jersey over 2 years ago

peach tree graft

Tree is about 4 years old, last year was first for fruit. This spring only three branches have leaves and they are small. It is standing next to another peach tree, different variety,{elberta peach} that is doing well. There is new red growth coming from the base,I cannot see a graft line, is the tree grafted and should I remove the new shoots?

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Essex County New York about 2 years ago

Dead leaves and limbs

My mock orange took a turn for the worse. The leaves dried up, and now whole limbs are dead. It is a very big shrub. My favorite. I've seen this happen with other mock orange shrubs in bloomingdale. They all look ugly. Should i prune it almost to the ground?

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Essex County New York about 1 month ago

dead grubs

How can you tell after putting down grub killer that it killed all the grubs?

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Essex County New York over 3 years ago

Serviceberry fungus

We purchased 2 service berries this spring from nursery in vt. They quickly started looking poorly. Fruit is covered with fungus. Should I snip off all fruit and dispose of properly?
Thank you

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Essex County New York about 1 year ago

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