Apple Identifications

I know this is almost an impossible question to answer, but I have an individual asking to have three apples to be identified from his home orchard. He has everything else labeled and would like to label his three mystery trees in his orchard. These are grown in Grand Marsh (Adams Co.) and currently do […]

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Tomato leaves challenged

Client called and has been having poor tomato production.  Leaves are narrow and unthrifty, tomato production low.  I suspect low nutrition and irregular watering.  Suggested having the soil tested.  Client has fertilized regularly with composted horse manure and uses old hay mulch.  Any other thoughts would be appreciated.  What am I missing?

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Pepper problem

Amish farmer has a field of peppers with these symptoms.  Small holes are mostly found on the top of the pepper near the stem.  I suspect European Corn Borer.  Please confirm or give ideas for the real cause. Appears it is too late to do anything for this year’s crop. What is the suggested protocol […]

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small peaches on the tree

Peach size

I had a client bring in some peaches. They were very excited that they got fruit set this year, but they are wondering why the fruit size is so small at this point in the year.  All the fruit is small.  The tree is somewhere between 7 and 9 years old and appears to be […]

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Grapevines Having Issues

Individual came in with questions regarding grapevines. Have had this issue (or seems to be similar issue) as last year. Looking for help identifying and determining how to control/manage this issue. The individual has supplied information on what they have done this year for the growing process. They plan to plant another 1000 plants this […]

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