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Are these the same insect?

I saw on an MSU site that the insect NOT in the grass is rarely seen. (The pic with the pink zinnia in the background, I snagged from the article, off of the computer ) So when I saw the insect in the grass live and in person, I took a photo wondering if I had just witnessed a rare thing, making me feel like a true gardener. lol. Maybe I just found a normal Grasshopper?

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Calhoun County Michigan 4 months ago

greenhouse gases

why does china emit so much green house gases

Ingham County Michigan 4 months ago

Elimination of Bent Grass

We have had an ongoing problem with Bent grass in our lawn (40 years). 2 years ago we had the grass killed by Pure Green (using Veg All) and slit seeded. We had an irrigation system installed at that time. The Kentucky Blue Grass came in beautifully and so for one year, we had very decent grass. This year we saw concerning patches of Bent grass coming in again. I will attach a photo. Our neighbors have bent grass and their lawn adjoins ours so that may be causing the problem. We were going to kill the patches and reseed the areas but would like advice from you, the experts. Are we fighting a losing battle? What do you recommend? We have THOUSANDS of dollars invested now and hate to give up but don't want to throw bad money after good if it is not realistic to eliminate it. What would you recommend?


Eaton County Michigan 6 months ago

Defrosted foods

How do I know what foods are safe after the freezer door has been ajar for about 5 hours

Genesee County Michigan 6 months ago

liver disease in chickens

we butchered our laying flock of 7 hens and a rooster a week ago Saturday along with the meat birds we raised. . They had been laying for about 1 year. 5-6 eggs a day was common but for most of the summer we were getting 2-3 eggs a day and the shells were getting fragile. Usually I don't see that until the hens are 2+ years old. The livers in the meat birds were beautiful, the right color and firm. the egg birds livers -all of them- were a pale yellowish color and fragile. They did not hold up to being drawn. They would tear and were somewhat mushy. We have been keeping egg birds for about 8 years and we have never seen this before.. This experience has raised questions. 1. What can cause this type of liver condition? Is it contagious? Is it feed related? We have been feeding laying mesh/pellets from the local feed store along with sunflower seeds because we had some and the hens liked them along with kitchen scraps. They have had constant access to oyster shells in a separate feeder. 2. As usual we processed the laying hens into canned meat and chicken stock. Is this food safe for us to eat? 3, What do we need to do to the hen house & run before we move the next flock in? Usually we just clean and air it out and put down fresh bedding. We have used the same run always and it is devoid of grass. Half of it is an old apple tree and sumac. The rest is in the sun. we do have the option of fencing off the sumac & apple tree and opening up an adjacent area of grass with a maple tree. That will still leave a 20' x 15' foot area of dirt where the hens have always run. 5. I am beginning to question every practice we have used with chickens. is it O.K. to let them run is the grown up asparagus bed? That is where the meat birds grew up and that is where the replacement pullets are. I truly appreciate any answers and insights you can give me. It never occurred to me to take a picture of those bad livers. I did not keep any of them.

Emmet County Michigan 6 months ago

Free legal advice

I’m desperately searching for a lawyer to sue my landlord for refusing to repair the essential services in my rented mobile home in Harrison Township Michigan that have caused me extremely serious health and mental issues due to her negligence of not making these absolutely necessary repairs to the HAVAC system and refusing to send help to repair the windows that the levers are rusted shut making it impossible for me to open and access fresh air/clean ventilation necessary to mine or anybody’s health and well being. I’m having an extremely hard time finding a dr to confirm my health issues are as of a result of the landlords negligence because the second I mention my severe breathing issues they refuse to see me thinking I have COVID but I do not have Covid and need to see an experienced internist immediately as I’m in fear for life. Thank you

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Macomb County Michigan 6 months ago

Brown spots on apple tree 2 of 3

These brown spots are suddenly showing upon my apple tree. Can you identify them? This apple tree is either a golden delicious or McIntosh. Not sure which one. Help? Thank you. I know I have one of each type of apple tree and they both have these spots.

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Wexford County Michigan 7 months ago

What is this?

I'm not sure my original entry was sent so I am trying again. We found this bright green "worm" crawling over some rocks in our recently planted perennial shade garden. I was told it might be a tomato hornworm. When I looked at the picture on your website, it didn't seem to have the same markings. It was maybe 4 inches or more long and at least 1/2 inch in diameter. I found it a long way from my one tomato plant, which didn't show any of that type of damage. We captured it in a jar where it spun a kind of web. It is dead now, but I have never seen anything like it. What was it?


Kent County Michigan 7 months ago

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