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Thought I'd pass on this info in case others found it useful. I've been bringing woodchips to trees by wheelbarrow and I needed ...
    - Nathaniel Bouman        posted: 14Nov
I've got a bad powdery mildew problem in my apple orchard. The stokes red are particularly bad off (the whole orchard is 3 years...
    - Nathaniel Bouman        posted: 13Nov
Occasionally I have seen one to two to even three holes "drilled" into the stem cavity zone of various apple varieties over the ...
    - Michael Phillips        posted: 16Oct

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