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Bad Apples

We have a Honey Crisp and Honey Gold Apple Trees. We treated them for apple magots last year using milk jugs with vinegar and molasses. We had a lot of magots on the jugs. The apples were a little better. 1 out of 20 were edible. I have enclosed 3 pictures of the average applea. Thanks for your help.

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Anoka County MN about 1 month ago

Magnolia scale

My 15 year old Magnolia Tree looks like it has magnolia scale. It has scale pods up and down most of the branches. I noticed it in July when it was loaded with bees, wasps and flies and honeydew showered down from the branches. It is now Nov. 3rd and the leaves are down and the bark and branches are a dark gray. It looks sick and I'd like to know what I can do for it. Thank You tggads@gmail.com

Hennepin County MN 3 months ago

Apple Tree #2 Identification

I would like to identify an apple tree that is on the property we just purchased.
The tree is an earlier ripening tree. They were ripe in late August and early September. The apples are about 2 1/2 inches in diameter.

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Dakota County MN horticulture apple trees 4 months ago

Should I cover raspberry fruit before a hard freeze

I have several raspberry plants with lots of unripened fruit on them. If I cover the plants and fruit before a hard freeze, will the fruit continue to grow and ripen? If I don’t cover the fruit, will they die after the hard freeze?

Hennepin County MN 4 months ago

Can a Nodding Thistle Receptacle Weevil be on an Annual Fleabane?

I believe the picture is of a Nodding Thistle Receptacle Weevil on an Annual Fleabane. Did some research and it seems that is something that does not happen frequently. Have noticed it at Silverwood and Manomin parks. Hoping you can shed light on it.

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Hennepin County MN 5 months ago

Concord Grape Vine

I have one Concord grape vine that was cut back two years ago in order to paint my house. This year I’ve had the most prolific crop ever. Now I am wondering if I should routinely be cutting it back, and if so when and how far back. Any other routine care tips would be appreciated!

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Hennepin County MN 5 months ago

How to remove unwanted plants/ moss

Hi I have an unowned moss lake plant growing in my landscaping and appears to be spreading. Can you tell me what it is and how best to eliminate without affecting the other plants. Enclosed is a picture of the growth.

Washington County MN 5 months ago

How and when to prune, and how to protect from deer: Moonrise Maple

This photo was taken today of our Moonrise Maple planted early July at about 66", doing very well and really leafing out. It replaces a 60" multi-stem A. Truncatum we planted in 2017, that was completely eaten by deer in our neighborhood. We eventually want to prune away the lower 4-5' of this Moonrise, so that it will be a shade tree, without shocking the tree. When and how to prune, please? After losing our multi-stem A. Truncatum over the winter and replacing it with this single stem Moonrise, we have purchased 3' tall wood stakes and chicken wire with the idea of creating a fence around the tree, with about a six foot diameter. Please tell us if this is the best plan to protect against rabbits and deer, or if there is a better way to go about it. We also have a trunk cage but without pruning the lower branches, not sure how we can use it this year. If it is possible to use the cage (it's one of the large round ones with holes in it), please tell us how. Thank you very much!

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Ramsey County MN 5 months ago

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