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re: how to prep crawfish for peeling? - CrawDude
Commercial processors wash live crawfish, then boil or steam in un-seasoned water, then peel. I can’t tell you minutes off the top of my head as each operation is different. You can par-boil shortly as the other poster said, or just use the time you prefer for a normal seasoned boil such that...
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re: Advice for fungus - CrawDude
[quote]neem oil is suggested[/quote] Neem oil - that is a good product. Just dosed my large camellia with the imidachloprid. ...
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re: Advice for fungus - CrawDude
[quote]I went ahead and checked the bottoms and while I did not see any insects, the were a very white fuzz. [/quote] Yes, the white fuzz suggest you likely have tea scale (other insects can also produce a white fuzz). The imidachloprid should take of them - but it takes a little time as the plant ...
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re: Keeping St Aug out of Centipede - CrawDude
Try sethoxydim sold under brand names (Fertilome Over the Top 11, Bonide Weed Beater, Hi Yield Grass Killer, etc). Needs to be mixed with oil concentrate. Will likely require multiple applications and expect some temporary yellowing of the centipede following application. Used widely to kill...
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re: Advice for fungus - CrawDude
[quote]Craw, I saw a soil ph test kit at Lowe’s the other day. Are they pretty accurate?[/quote] Was it this one [link=(https://www.lowes.com/pd/Soil-Test-Kit/999989630)]LINK[/link]? I have far more confidence in the reliability of wet chemistry kit such as this kit than the inexpensive pH probe...
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re: Advice for fungus - CrawDude
I like to use a systemic insecticide for activities where if is difficult to spray, particularly the undersides of leaves. I personally use imidachloprid, b/c I can use on it on multiple trees and shrubs as a soil drench. This is what I’m currently using [link=(https://www.domyown.com/dominion-2l-...
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re: Advice for fungus - CrawDude
[quote]You need to check the underside of the leaf. It looks like it has a scale infestation that would cause the sasanqua to slowly decline in health. It can cause stem dieback and eventually affect the health of the whole plant[/quote] Good advice - looking at my one taller sasanqua earlier today...
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re: Have You Had Success Growing Hydrangeas? - CrawDude
Sounds like you have mophead or lace cap hydrangea’s on the way. Here is a good brief LSU AgCenter article on the optimal requirements for mopheads, and other types of hydrangeas. [link=(https://www.lsuagcenter.com/portals/our_offices/parishes/east%20baton%20rouge/features/lawn_garden/hydrangea...
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re: Forest Hill Nurseries - CrawDude
Sam Stokes Nursery on Hwy 112 very close to I-49, exit 66 as I recall, and the Nursery right across the street from Sam Stokes, Pooles Brothers Nursery. Hollaway-Young nursery few miles down Hwy 165 from DYN. They’ll have some plant material out front but you can’t drive around like at DYN. Bo...
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re: What fertilizer do I want to use? - CrawDude
[quote]Also, regarding the fertilizer, should I reapply at some point or just once this year? [/quote] St Augustine responds well to fertilizer, unlike centipede, so the recommendation in the Deep South (university based recommendations) is 3 or 4 times. April, June, and Aug, each with 1 lb of N pe...
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re: What fertilizer do I want to use? - CrawDude
[quote]Side note: how long is the msm turf mixture I have already mixed in my sprayer good for? I made 2 gallons but only wound up using about half, was hoping it would still be good for a follow up spray next week. [/quote] The label says it degrades in 24 hours in an acid solution mix and should ...
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re: Looking to plant another Satsuma tree, what type? - CrawDude
I have a brown select, grows well and pretty fast, and a Owari. Owari seems to be the most popular variety. I’ve heard of arctic frost but never seen one in the nurseries I shop at in BR. You in TX or LA? I don’t see Arctic Frost on Saxon Bechnel or Star Nurseries website to two major suppliers...
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re: Advice for fungus - CrawDude
[quote]Do I apply fungicide to the leaves or roots?[/quote] I’m no camellia disease expert, what I know about it is from reading. Fungicides can be contact (spray plant/leaves).or systemic - absorbed by the roots and translocated by the plant. You might read this article by Dan Gill and start ...
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re: Have You Had Success Growing Hydrangeas? - CrawDude
What kind of hydrangeas did you buy? There are several different types that do have different growing requirements. ...
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re: Advice for fungus - CrawDude
[quote]There is also Lichen on the trunk. Lichen is an algae and a fungus not practicing social distancing. It is usually a sign that the plant is missing certain nutrients so fertilizer with micro nutrients should be used.[/quote] The heavy growth lichen on the camellia does indicate an issue with...
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re: Grass / Weed Identification - CrawDude
That does look like the dreaded torpedograss. [link=(https://www.lsuagcenter.com/profiles/aiverson/articles/page1548429950909)]LINK[/link] ...
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re: What fertilizer do I want to use? - CrawDude
Also cutting your St Aug at the recommended height of 3 to 3 1/3 inches should help to displace the centipede over time. Centipede recommendation for mowing height is 1 1/2 to 2 inches. ...
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re: spot shot clover? - CrawDude
Weed-Free-Zone, or another Trimec herbicide to spot spray, still cool enough but you need to do it soon. ...
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re: Where to get bed soil - Baton Rouge - CrawDude
I buy mine at Plant Tech on Jefferson Hwy and Baringer-Foreman. By it by the yard, $35. They can deliver, but the fee is the same whether you by 1 yard or 10 yards - so if you have it delivered buy enough to make it worth it. I think the delivery fee was $40 when had 10 yds delivered a couple year...
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re: What fertilizer do I want to use? - CrawDude
[quote]I'm in mandeville, we have a site one here. The centipede and st aug are sort of mixed, the part by the road is centipede, apparently when they put in underground drainage they used centipede sod, but my yard had st aug everywhere else. Probably 15 feet from the road is centipede then the r...
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