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kelsey92

I graduated from Richland community College in decatur illinois from the hort department and ag department

Malus domestica 'Honeycrisp'

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kelsey92

Look here what the wind did to the honeycrisp apple tree limbs on Friday night. What do I do with the limbs. Do I stake the limbs up.

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emch

If they're broken you might want to prune them back. Are they broken?

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kelsey92

No they r not broken. @emch

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emch

In that case @kelsey92 I would just let them be.

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kelsey92

@emch here is the txt message from my professor The branches are bent over? They may grow back up again

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emch

Yes they may @kelsey92 but I'd they don't, the apples will be much easier to reach

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KariSamuel

Kill them.... #japanesebeetles are bad!

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kelsey92

What is a natural way to get rid of Japanese beetles? Mix 4 tablespoons of dish soap with a quart of water inside a spray bottle. This simple solution makes for a great, all natural Japanese Beetle pesticide. Spray on any beetles you see on or around your lawn & garden. @KariSamuel

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kelsey92

We been getting rain since last Thursday night. @KariSamuel

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KariSamuel

Yes. Just what I said, but a bucket with them falling into it is a very permanent disposal, where a spray bottle is not.

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KariSamuel

Who did you ask?

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kelsey92

@KariSamuel I looked it up on google.

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kelsey92

@KariSamuel Can you spray soapy water on plants? Gardeners often make homemade insecticidal sprays from dish soap and water, and the spray helps to control a number of common garden pests. ... Usually, small amounts of well-diluted dish soap don't hurt flowerbeds, and soapy water is better than no water for plants during a drought. Does Dawn dish soap kill Japanese beetles? Japanese beetles, in their adult stage, can be killed in the lawn using dish soap. The soap dissolves their exoskeleton

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kelsey92

@KariSamuel Will cayenne pepper keep Japanese beetles away? Sprinkle dried and crushed red pepper or cayenne pepper onto slightly damp leaves of the plants and onto the soil around them as well. The capsaicin in the pepper can help repel the beetles.

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KariSamuel

Dawn dish soap and water... that is what I said the first time! But spraying them won't work! It startles them, they fly off to other plants... I have been gardening for over 35 years Kelsey. This isn't my first rodeo! Crushed pepper must be applied nearly daily & it also repels the good bugs! Good luck.

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emch

#yum

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kelsey92

@emch did u see the Japanese beetles on my dwarf honeycrisp apple tree

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kelsey92

Japanese beetles 5 of them are on my dwarf honeycrisp apple tree right now.

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KariSamuel

Remove them! Tap them into a bucket of water and a bit of dish soap to drown them! They are going to destroy your tree!

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kelsey92

I will use a spray bottle with dawn dish and water and spray. It will be a organic spray. @KariSamuel

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KariSamuel

It won't kill them... it will startle them.

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kelsey92

@cowdenkyle @Dragon_Warrior see the yellow spots on my dwarf honeycrisp apple tree. What kind of fungicide spray do I use.

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Dragon_Warrior

@kelsey92 I have this on 4 apple trees and I am going to spray them with a copper fungicide. I will post a picture for you.

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kelsey92

@Dragon_Warrior let me know if the copper fungicide works for u.

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lesliecole49

It's a form of rust

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kelsey92

@Dragon_Warrior check this out

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kelsey92

Getting green leaves and the buds r opening up.

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kelsey92

@Dragon_Warrior here is my dwarf honeycrisp apple tree from starkbros last year august.

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