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5 days ago

Big tree no fruits (rose apple)

The plant shown above was planted 5 years ago. It is in the 6th year of its growth. But there is no flowering yet. What is the reason? What should be done to initiate flowering...

0 answers · 43 visits

9 days ago

Leaf image dataset for Nutrient deficiency symptom

I am in need of Leaf image dataset for Nutrient deficiency symptom for my research work on diagnosing deficiency symptoms from plant leaf image using image processing. I...

1 answer · 34 visits

17 days ago

How plants grow in nature vs. how we make them grow

This is a question I've been thinking about for a while. I've always thought that mimicking nature is the best way, whether in gardening or elsewhere in life. Sometimes I notice...

Saudi Arabia
0 answers · 43 visits

17 days ago

Method to produce superior seedless fruits?

Which is the best method to follow for producing superior seedless fruits? Also provide information on general cultivation practices, pest and disease control etc.

0 answers · 50 visits

about 1 month ago

Aloe has black spots

What is the cause of black spots on some of my aloes.

1 answer · 101 visits

about 1 month ago

Asimina Triloba or Pawpaw pest control?

Hi there, I didn't found Asimina Triloba in the "specific plant" area so I made this one in general question. I have two Asimina Triloba (pawpaw) and I noticed that a flower...

1 answer · 94 visits

about 2 months ago

Pruning orchard

I am planning to prune my orchard, but in my place it is the end of winter and expecting rain in the coming week. Can I prune the orchard? Any suggestion will be appreciated.

0 answers · 113 visits

2 months ago

I want to grow a coconut to produce a coconut tree.

Can I plant a green coconut that has just fallen from the tree or do I need to wait for it to 'ripen' and turn brown? I can hear the liquid sloshing inside of both the brown and...

1 answer · 103 visits

3 months ago

leaf miners

what type of insecticide do I use for leaf miners on basil leafs and basil plants

0 answers · 155 visits

3 months ago

White lines on okra

I have okra plant which has been producing fruits since 2 months. Now there are white lines on the okra fruit. Is it due to fly? Spider? All okra fruits are suffering from the...

0 answers · 180 visits

3 months ago

Mystery fruit

Hi, A friend of mine found this fruit and we are wondering what it is. Thank you

Syracuse, NY
2 answers · 216 visits

3 months ago

Question on animal feed in Tanzania

First of all so sorry for just asking a question that doesn't involving a crop. But I used to ask from here because I know I will get some help from you. I am just looking for...

2 answers · 173 visits

3 months ago

Leaf miners of long legged flies

These long legged flies live only on the plants with broader leaves like beans, bottle gourd, Lab Lab, matured beet. Those leaf tissues are eaten by their larvae in a matter of...

1 answer · 159 visits

4 months ago

A bitter African eggplant green variety.

Where can I purchase seeds in the US for this plant. It is native to Suriname and I Love eating it,but cannot find seeds..Thank you.

1 answer · 193 visits

4 months ago

Bug identification

I found these two bugs when harvesting spinach. The first looks like a borer type - about 6mm in lenght. I have seen the second type bug before, but can't remember the name. Can...

Wellington, South Africa
1 answer · 230 visits

4 months ago

My oregano plant has developed significant rust on its leaves just as it is ready to harvest.

I will strip most of the leaves before drying. Is it still safe to eat given their will still be some rust affected leaves in the final product.

0 answers · 173 visits

5 months ago

chilli flower dying

the plant is healthy and showing no signs of distress the flower forms and turns brown as I believe it should then the stem holding it dies and it falls off the plant.

Fife Scotland
1 answer · 242 visits

5 months ago

How to use zinc sulphate heptahydrate in agriculture?

Hi there! I would like to know how to use zinc sulphate. I bought zinc sulphate heptahydrate and will spray it on my pecans. I read values for zinc sulphate (36%). I...

1 answer · 230 visits

5 months ago

Need help calculating amount of seeds for a 384 sq/ft area!

I need some help calculating how much seed I would need to plant the following vegetables, each in a 384 sq/ft area: Carrots (384 sq/ft) Beets (384 sq/ft) Spinach (384...

2 answers · 185 visits

6 months ago

time the pruning and fertilizing

Hi, when is the best time for pruning and fertilizing fruit trees?

2 answers · 182 visits

6 months ago

fertilizer application

DATA; Recommended rate 92kgN Crop spacing 5m by 5m Field area 1ha Fertilizer available UREA (46%) Qn: Determine the amount fertilizer to be applied per hill?

1 answer · 198 visits

6 months ago

How do I deal with a squash bug infestation

This year I had a total infestation of squash bugs - completely wiped out two varieties of pumpkin. How can I prepare my garden for next year to minimize the squash bug threat?

1 answer · 167 visits

6 months ago

artichoke seeds

How do I store artichoke seeds for the winter? for that matter, any seeds?

New Jersey
1 answer · 204 visits

6 months ago

fertilizer calculation by compound method

DATA;;; recommended rate,, 60kg of Nitrogen/ha and 13kg of P2O5/ha fertilizer available; UREA(46%N) and DAP(18:20) area= 5mx3m Qn;...

1 answer · 244 visits

6 months ago

avocado seed problem with skin getting red dots at the cleavage fissure

im in the midst of sprouting an avocodo seed. it wouldnt show movement at the cleavage line so i -Dont make fun- started singing to it. it worked, the fissure line started to...

0 answers · 216 visits