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Silver flecks in rock.

Hi
I found this rock at the beach in Torbay. It is black and white tiger strips but is covered in silver flecks. I think it is stunning.



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Outside United States 5 months ago

What kind of spider is this

Good afternoon We just popped to our local Sainsbury’s store. As it’s a Sunday and living in Britain it’s of course Sunday dinner time. However we opened up the rosmary to find a spider with its nest in the leafs. The nest opened up a little spiders crawled out! The rosmary was from Italy!

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Outside United States 12 months ago

Can you identify this spider for me?

A friend found this spider on his home in Manitoba Canada. I'm usually pretty good at figuring out the species but I just can't with this one. Thanks!

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Outside United States 12 months ago

Pumpkin nutrition

Good Morning, I worh for a parge pumpkin grower in the UK. We know that excess nitrogen can damage the storage potential of the crop, but, has anyone looked at the benefits of organic matter in the soil on storability & quality, or even using humic acid or other soil enhancers to improve pumkin storage potential, I wonder? I would welcome your views on best timing of fertilier application & what rates to use, based on work in your area, please? I can be reached at paul@pwhort.com, or 00447470452007. Thank you for reading my question.

Outside United States organic fertilizer growing pumpkins pumpkins about 1 year ago

Hello, I am a new gardener growing table (seedless and seeded) and wine...

Hello, I am a new gardener growing table (seedless and seeded) and wine grapes of different varieties. we are growing around 28000 vines. I just received the soil test of one of the plots that we are planting along with the water test ( attached files ) . Our farm is on drip irrigation and the spacing between the vines and the rows is ( 3 meters * 3 meters ) the climate is dry and hot, and the vines are head trained and a horizontal wire construction is used to support the canopy. the soil sample was taken a meter and a half away from the trunk. After doing the necessary calculations (CEC,ESP,SAR) I found out that the soil is saline sodic and that the water may be the cause for this salt problem (water test in attached file). the soil is in good structure , and their are no visual signs of high salts. The only sign there is is the low yield. I read many articles about the problem and they all discussed the same points ( leaching, drainage, lime , elemental sulfur, water table .... ) we are willing to add fertilizers for the next season crop production. we are thinking of the following options( Urea, potassium sulfate, 20-20-20, 17-17-17 , and high phosphorous fertilizer, micro nutrients with foliage sprays)along with composted sheep manure.
Our goal is to get high yield, high qualuty fruits for both table and wine grapes with taking care of the soil health. It is a challenge to take the right decisions. I have few questions :
can we add fertilizers to the soil or will it make the situation worse?
should the soil sample be taken closer to the trunk because the farm is drip irrigated? and there would be variation in the soil around the vine? ( before the fertilizers were always added half a meter away from the trunk)
what is the best way to assess the situation, work on the solution, and what should we avoid doing?

Thank you very much.

Youssef Ghadban








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Oyster shell scale in Edmonton alberta

What products are available in our area to control Oyster Shell scale?

Outside United States about 2 years ago

Website authentication

Hello, I want to use info from your website regarding pesticides and the effects of those on humans in a criminal case against someone who assaulted me with insecticide spray. Please just authenticate your website as containing true & legitimate information so that my evidence will be valuable.

Outside United States over 2 years ago

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how you do not have the answer on green house effect

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