Ontario County, New York

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Odd Hoya bloom

My Hoya is constantly flowering , nice size blooms. (several) But last week where a bloom normally starts it produced only one flower in which the stem turned into a tube and is about 5 inches long now with the flower on the end … what or why is this ???


Ontario County New York horticulture 9 days ago

Robins nest

Since we have lived in our house (3 years) there is always a robins nest that is built in our wisteria tree. This year the nest was built on top of the trellis protected by the tree. Every morning and night I would notice that the momma Robin was laying peacefully in the nest. There were 3 eggs to start, the past few days I have noticed that I haven't seen the Momma, and when I peaked there is only one egg left. What would have happened to the eggs? And what do I do with the remaining egg?



Ontario County New York birds attracting wildlife robins over 2 years ago

cotton wood

How long does the season last,meaning how long do we have to put up with this white stuff.


Ontario County New York trees and shrubs cottonwood horticulture about 4 years ago

Service Berry fungus or parasite

We have a service berry tree that has lost 50% if it’s leaves and has a reddish growth coming out the side that seems to be producing some sort of sap or discharge. 1. Will the tree survive? Do I need to apply a fungicide or pest control like seven?


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Ontario County New York 12 months ago

Assistance requested to identfy damage or disease on grapes.

These symptoms started on some grapes near the end of last week and the condition is spreading fast. There was a Pylon application four weeks ago to manage spider mites and nothing since, so I don't think it's related to the spray. Plus, other types of plant material were treated with Pylon the same night with no subsequent damage.

The condition is only in the middle of the plants. So far the upper juvenile leaves and lowest leaves are not affected. Any ideas would be helpful.

Thank you,


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Ontario County New York 5 months ago

Peach fruit pest

My dwarf peach tree fruit about the size of a small egg has what appears to be tiny white pebbles that have attached to peaches. Please tell me what I might do to eliminate


Ontario County New York about 1 month ago

Hello, I found your information during my search for growing hops. I have...

Hello, I found your information during my search for growing hops. I have been a hops grower for about 3 years and am taking it more serious this year as I want to produce a better product. I have come to understand soil fertilizer requirement and I think I have that part under control. My main focus this year will be on nutrients requirements of the hop plants during their growing cycle and at this point I have not been able to find any good info. Can you tell me of any research or documents that your aware of that goes into the nutrients requirements of the plant per variety during the growing cycle of a year. I’m located in NY and hops are starting to pick up here and I would like to have as much knowledge as possible. I would appreciate any information you have. Thanks, Steve Schmidt Schmidthops.com 585-869-9641


Ontario County New York over 5 years ago

Wounded deer was finally harvested. Is it safe to eat it after two weeks?

My wife shot a nice buck, but the arrow was poorly shot. The deer managed to stay on the hoof for two weeks, and was taken by another hunter. Sadly, the animal was suffering and was not in good shape when it was finally harvested. We assume that the meat will be unfit, but wanted to ask.


Ontario County New York food safety almost 5 years ago

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