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Red maple dying

Our red maple is half bare this year. It looks like a whitish color on the bark, which I'm guessing is the cause. The leaves that are there look healthy to me, but my husband and I are no arborist a. Please help.

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Augusta County VA over 4 years ago

Red maple dying

Our red maple is half bare and looks like it has a whitish color on the bark. We have no idea what to do to save it. Help please. Thanks!

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Augusta County VA over 4 years ago

Sudden Piglet Death

We had a sow farrow normally with 7 normal size live pigs in a nesting box pen situation. At 24 hours we found 3 pigs dead. One looked like he had been laid on, but the other 2 were dead for no apparent reason. The remaining pigs appeared lathargic and 2 more died the next day. The sow appears to be milking and has been eating and drinking normally both pre & post farrowing. She had been vaccinated with FarrowSure Gold prebreeding and e-coli vaccine before farrowing. We have not had any pigs posted. Any suggestions would be appreciated since hog "esperts" are not too plentiful out here.

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Augusta County VA over 7 years ago

What fungi is this?

This was found in a friend's backyard. What is it? They have pets and want to know if it's poisonous

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Augusta County VA over 4 years ago

Outdoor plant

This plant stays green all winter. I have not seen it flower in the three years I have been here. Any ideas what it is?

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Augusta County VA over 4 years ago

Tomato leaf yellowing, maybe early blight?

I am growing bush early girl tomatoes in a container that I got from a gardening business, the fertilizer was in the soil they sent, now the two plants in the container are showing signs of stress, the bloom stems are withering, the leaves are going tan with yellow haloes. I sprayed with EcoSmart Organix garden fungicide, do you think I have early blight, picture attached

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Augusta County VA over 6 years ago

New to me invasive weed

I live in Augusta County, Virginia, in the central Shenandoah Valley. I bought this 2-acre property in 2010 to create a Joel Salatin-style sustainable farmstead. I had finally got ahead of the bitter lettuce invasion, when this year up popped something even worse, and I have not been able to identify the monster. It has taken over the whole property during this rainiest summer on record, even thriving in knot holes on landscape railroad ties.

It starts out a tall and thin single stem, with a soft plume on top, with narrow leaves all the way to the ground. It quickly reaches up to a six feet tall column, then starts to set buds. The buds have not fully opened, but I want to cut them off before they set seed. I have attempted to upload pictures, since I am not good at description. If that didn't work, here are links to the pictures on photo bucket. Click on this link, then click "slide show" http://s1216.photobucket.com/user/glory_be_farmstead/media/101_9979_zps8b9249fe.jpg.html?state=copy

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Augusta County VA over 7 years ago

Using Compost as soil replacement - interpreting the COMPOST TECHNICAL DATA SHEET

My soil is heavy clay, so to garden and landscape I plant in raised beds. It's easiest for me to use compost in these raised beds. The compost provider I use provides me COMPOST TECHNICAL DATA SHEET from a certified lab. The reports are similar to VCE soil reports, but specific to commercial compost.

How do I get advice on interpreting the COMPOST TECHNICAL DATA SHEET, and determining whether the compost is suitable for the crops I want to plant, and if so, what amendments I should (should not) apply?

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Augusta County VA over 4 years ago

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