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Help: Oak acorn fungus/blight?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Joanne Vaughn May 23. 3 Replies

We have an oak tree with numerous acorns. All acorns are blighted like…Continue

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Joanne Vaughn replied to Joanne Vaughn's discussion Help: Oak acorn fungus/blight?
"1 yr follow up: We could not remove all of these from the infested tree. This year another tree shows these as well.  They most closely match Cola-nut galls which are hosted by oaks.  Wiki says: The imago of the agamic phase…"
May 23
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Donks provide guard services for sheep.

"Donkeys as guard animals are not without their issues. These 2 are very inquisitive and frisky. THey investigate everything with their mouths. For example, any tool that is put down for a minute, any irrigation hose supplying their trough, the…"
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Donks provide guard services for sheep.

"I had a single donkey to guard sheep & goats at one time. I still had a lot of canine attacks (neighbor dogs, feral dogs, coyote) that the donkey didn't prevent. Maybe the problem was that I only had one donkey. One day, I saw that donkey…"
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Donks provide guard services for sheep.

"Have you ever had your small ruminants fenced with something less predator proof than electric netting with your donkeys around? I am already committed to training dogs, but an herbivorous guard animal sounds great. I have a neighbor who has had…"
Jan 12
Joanne Vaughn replied to Jesse Matt's discussion [Iowa] Looking for a critique of my plan
"Hi, we are doing a similar project. Our experience is that the multiflora rose is going to be persistant. I hve not read that cattle are interested in grazing MFR. Our sheep and donkeys eat the leaves and tender stems. I have read MFR seed persists…"
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Joanne Vaughn replied to Joanne Vaughn's discussion Help: Oak acorn fungus/blight?
"It looks like an oak gall is the problem here. Sources indicate that removal of affected branches may help save the tree. Luckily the tree is dormant now so removing and burning the infected material is the first and second step. spraying with…"
Nov 9, 2019
Brett Chedzoy replied to Joanne Vaughn's discussion Help: Oak acorn fungus/blight?
"Hard to tell from the picture, but they look like oak galls, not acorns.  Do an internet search for "oak twig and stem galls" and you'll find plenty of information to see if that's in fact what the issue is.  "
Nov 8, 2019
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Help: Oak acorn fungus/blight?

We have an oak tree with numerous acorns. All acorns are blighted like this. Apparently development was arrested. Can anyone help me identify this process so I can decide what to do about this oak? See More
Nov 2, 2019
Joanne Vaughn replied to Brett Chedzoy's discussion Silvopasturing Series from Graze Magazine
"Hi Brett, I am reading "Managing vegetation in silvopastures". You say "we try to maintain a grazing density of at least 100,000 lbs per acre on the open pastures with our cow-calf herd to balance the considerations of time vs…"
Oct 28, 2019
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Monroe
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Manage intensively rotated acreage for forage and trees
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We are rehabilitating 24 acres to be optimized for intensive grazing for sheep.

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Help: Oak acorn fungus/blight?

Started by Joanne Vaughn. Last reply by Joanne Vaughn May 23. 3 Replies

We have an oak tree with numerous acorns. All acorns are blighted like…Continue

Tags: acorns, blight, fungus, oak

Feed values for fodder trees

Started by jackie milne. Last reply by jackie milne May 5. 4 Replies

Hello everyone!We live in northern Canada, we have Aspen, birch, popular, willows and various wild roses and berry shrubs as well as white and black spruce mainly some pine. What I have been trying…Continue

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