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Brown lines on organic soybean leaves - with photos

I have planted a few organic soybeans in my kitchen garden. They had been doing very well but after this latest rain several of the plants have developed very pronounced brownish (color of chewing tobacco) discoloring along the veins of some of their leaves. It is only along part of the leaf but it causes the stem to wilt. Any idea what it is and/or what can be done about it? I am using a straw bale planting method. Please be advised that I am trying to keep my garden as organic as possible. Thanks!

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Louisa County VA over 6 years ago

Testing ponds and small lakes

Who do I call to get water test kits to test our pond or small lake in Louisa County? Also need to know where to obtain Bleach tables for our well? And Test for drinking water.

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Louisa County VA over 6 years ago

Hello. I'm restoring an small family cemetery in Louisa County, Virginia. We...

Hello. I'm restoring an small family cemetery in Louisa County, Virginia. We would like to plant Dichondra Repens (Kidney Weed) as a groundcover at the cemetery. However, there is one huge Black Walnut tree within its 40x30 area, and several others just outside the perimeter. I've checked eight or ten lists of what will or won't grow near or under Black Walnut trees, and none of them make any mention of Dichondra Repens, one way or the other. Do you have any idea whether it will grow in Juglone saturated soil? Naturally, I don't want to spend any of the limited cemetery restoration funds we have buying Dichondra seed if it won't grow. My family and I would be grateful for any information on this. Thanks, Michael Wood

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Louisa County VA over 6 years ago

Termidor treatment in the Piedmont Area of Virginia

Hello. I just read your analysis of various termiticides. I live in a house on a slab with pressure-treated wooden footings on the corners. According to the chart showing the various effectiveness of the different Termidor treatments, the Termidor SC has a better percentage of effectivness(64%), at least in South Carolina, the nearest area to me. The termite control companies I'm considering treating my home only use Termidore 80 WG(which, apparently has a lower rate of success than Termidor SC) and Termidor HE, which your analysis did not include. Can you help me in determining which product to use? Should I seek a company that uses Termidor SC or would Termidor 80 WG be just as effective? Or, should I contract with the company that uses Termidor HE? It's all very confusing to a layperson, so I hope you can give me a definitive answer. I'm leaning toward Termidor 80 WG simply because more product is used and my common sense tells me that greater saturation will occur. Incidentally, the infestation is from subterranean termites. Please help. Thannks, Michael Wood

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Louisa County VA almost 7 years ago

buck eye tree with diseased leaves

My Buck eye tree was planted in the Spring of this year. It was flowering at the time of planting. I have watered it well weekly. about 4 weeks ago it has developed a brown, speckling and wilting on the leaves.

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Louisa County VA over 6 years ago

Brown lines on organic soybean leaves

I have planted a few organic soybeans in my kitchen garden. They had been doing very well but after this latest rain several of the plants have developed very pronounced brownish (color of chewing tobacco) discoloring along the veins of some of their leaves. It is only along part of the leaf but it causes the stem to wilt. Any idea what it is and/or what can be done about it? I am using a straw bale planting method. Please be advised that I am trying to keep my garden as organic as possible. Thanks!

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Louisa County VA over 6 years ago

Plant ID

Last night I received a request for an ID of two plants. The first has strands of tiny white flowers, no fruit. The plant is about 90 years old. :-0. The second will be in another post. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Richard

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Louisa County VA 7 months ago

Plant ID

The second has fuchsia flowers in early spring that bees love. Also very nasty thorns. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Richard

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Louisa County VA 7 months ago

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