Rebecca Hargrave
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Shiitake mushrooms

Started this discussion. Last reply by Thomas Wilson Apr 1, 2012. 1 Reply

This early warm weather has my shiitake fruiting! Anyone else seeing anything?Continue

Invasive Species in New York

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rebecca Hargrave Oct 20, 2011. 2 Replies

New York just updated in Invasive Species web site. Check out profiles, learn about the Emerald Ash Borer, Giant Hogweed and Feral Swine (and more) at…Continue

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Tracking Pests with Growing Degree Days

Posted on May 3, 2012 at 4:11pm 0 Comments

Insects rely on warm temperatures to grow, and thus their emergence and life cycle progression can be tracked by tracking the "heating units" that accumulate each day. This is referred to as growing degree days.

Growing degree days (GDD) are calculated by average the high and low temperature for the day and subtracting 50 (base 50). The positive remainder is added to the cumulative total of GDD. For more information on GDD and how to calculate the go to:…

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EAB in Dutchess County

Posted on March 28, 2012 at 3:30pm 3 Comments

Recent news: The Emerald Ash Borer has been found in Dutchess County, across from the large Ulster and Greene County infestation. This is the first EAB find east of the Hudson River. See the 2011 maps at http://www.nyis.info/index.php?action=eab_maps

The new location is not yet on the map.

Arbor Day Ideas

Posted on March 28, 2012 at 2:53pm 0 Comments

Arbor Day is Coming! Are you ready?

There are lots of things you can do to celebrate Arbor Day. Traditionally we plant a tree, have the Mayor read a proclamation, and get our picture taken by Frank with the paper. But, there are other things you can do. If you're, like me, concerned about the Emerald Ash Borer, or other forest health issue, you can use the day to bring some attention to it.

Here are some ideas:

  1. Take part in an Ash Tagging event. Contact your local…
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Pest ID Resources

Posted on March 21, 2012 at 3:47pm 1 Comment

During the "How Pests Pester your Trees" webinar today, I was asked what references I use. I use a lot. Here is a short list. Some of these are for keying out, some would be used for verification of ID. Most of these do not include management recommendations; that's a different list!

Books I use (and I use mostly books for initial ID):

Insects that Feed on Trees and Shrubs. Johnson and Lyon. Cornell University Press:…

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At 3:25pm on October 13, 2011, Rich Taber said…

Have there been any feral swine reported in the Norwich area?

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Saving the American Chestnut

Started by Stephen Kutney in Woodlot Management Aug 24. 0 Replies

Below is a message from the American Chestnut Foundation on the deregulation of the Darling 58 blight-resistant American chestnut.SteveThe 60-day public comment period is now open and will remain open until Monday, October 19, 2020. Here are two…Continue

Forester recommendations?

Started by Roger Rodriguez in Woodlot Management. Last reply by Kelly Nywening Jul 15. 1 Reply

We are new to forestry ownership and need some advice. We would like to be good stewards of the property and also provide occasional profit of some kind, especially to offset the taxes we pay on the property. I was thinking tree farming (?) as a…Continue

Nitrogen fixing bacteria for Alder trees

Started by Joanne Vaughn in Woodlot Management. Last reply by Joanne Vaughn Jul 11. 14 Replies

I am thinking of starting some alder trees from seed for planting into an area that does not and has not hosted alders.  How can I gain the nitrogen fixing bacteria for inoculation of the roots ?  Continue

How long do brush cutter blades work?

Started by Joanne Vaughn in Woodlot Management. Last reply by Ely McLaughlin Jul 8. 1 Reply

I dunno maybe it's because time flies when it's multiflora rose and buckthorns that are getting whacked. It seems that these blades are needing retirement after 8 or so hours.   Is this typical for this type of material. WIde range of material but…Continue

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Seeking advice on controlling oriental bittersweet

Started by Kristen Whitbeck in Woodlot Management. Last reply by Lew Ward Apr 15. 2 Replies

A student in my silviculture class is seeking relayed the scenario below. If anyone has any tips or tricks I will gladly pass them along. Thanks in advance!"Oriental bittersweet is choking out my mature white pine trees and my mature apple trees.…Continue

Tags: bittersweet, Oriental

Are Gall's a reason to cull Hickory trees?

Started by Thomas Wilson in Forest Health. Last reply by Ron Goodger Apr 7. 8 Replies

I'll take a photo, but in the meantime....I have a lot of bitternut hickory and some shagbark as well.  I haven't yet noticed any on the shagbark, but about half of the bitternut have gall's.  They get up to about 3 inches in diameter.  Some tree's…Continue

Removal of grass around seedlings in pasture

Started by Joanne Vaughn in Woodlot Management. Last reply by Peter Smallidge Mar 19. 11 Replies

Even after the timely discussion of "green lie" this week, I am still unsure of the best method to eliminate grassy vegetation around the pine, cedar and oak seedlings we are putting in this spring. I feel this is very important because we lost a…Continue

Saving Trees With Tree-Eating Mushrooms

Started by Lew Ward in Forest Health Feb 27. 0 Replies

Saving Trees With Tree-Eating MushroomsControl of Amellaria Shoe-string Rot Fungushttps://youtu.be/FPeBYnGwo4YContinue

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