Collected notes, links, videos, whatever as related to gardening and fruit shrubs and trees
This is a new page (19Aug2014) and therefore the reason for being kind of naked. Check back often, or better yet, email me with a link or reference that has proven to be helpful to you in and around Macon County, AL.
- The Wildlife Group of Tuskegee provides a wealth of information, an abundence of fruit and nut trees and shrubs for wildlife and human consumption, and most importantly high quality plants at a very reasonable price. See Eddie or Allen.
- For you gardeners, Auburn University hosts a "community exchange for annual, perennial, vegetable and herb seeds." For more information contact Patricia Hartman or Jayme Oates of www.farmscapesolutions.com.
- Want to learn more than you would probably ever want to know about that bug you saw on your vegetable plant or fruit tree, bugguide.net should be your first stop.
- How about wanting to identify a particular weed?
- Have seen numerous clutches of Yellow Caterpillar w/ black spots - Harrisina americana in August 2014
- Met with Dr. Charles Ray, Plant Pathologist Auburn University, 18Aug2014 who closely
examined and identified the perpetrators eating my grape leaves and damaging my grapes.
- Because the majority of the leaf damage are small holes between leaf veins he feels it most likely being done by Grape Flea Beetle, Grape Colaspis, and or Grape Pelidnota (a night feeder). I have not seen beetles on the vine in the past but will look more closely next year during the day and at night with a flashlight.
- Larger areas of eaten leaf through the veins are Japanese beetles, of which I have seen and hand picked this year - the second year of the vine being on the farm.
- Having seen and hand picked stink bugs and occasional leaf footed bug these are most likely the culprits of my grape damage resulting in "catfacing" fruit. Dr. Ray said these bugs during their feeding leave behind a yeast that then will ferment.