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How to Identify and Fix Common Gardening Problems ?

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There are no fungicides with specific recommendations for the control of rose dieback. However, some incidental control of dieback may be achieved when using fungicides to control foliar diseases such as black spot, rust and powdery mildew.
Your plant absolutely can be salvaged, even if there`s a large amount of dieback. Lauren is a freelance writer for MarthaStewart.com. Roses experience dieback for a variety of reasons, but as long as more than half of your plant remains healthy, you may be able to save it with some careful pruning.
Recut the stems and submerge the whole rose – stem, leaves, flowers and all – in a sink or tub of warm water. Leave the roses submerged for 30 minutes. Use that time to clean and refill the vase with fresh water and a bit of floral preservative.
The main treatment of Dieback disease is pruning the involved stem or branch. With aseptic precautions, cut off the involved stem including an inch of the normal stem and dispose it away from other rose plants. That`s it.
The disease is not typically lethal and can be controlled with the application of appropriate fungicides. Susceptible plants are often sprayed every fall after the leaves have dropped, and an infected plant can be treated during an outbreak to reduce the spread of the disease.
Gardeners and managers of parks and other sites with ash trees can help stop the local spread of ash dieback by collecting the fallen ash leaves and burning, burying or deep composting them. This disrupts the fungus`s lifecycle.
Dieback is caused by a plant pathogen from the genus Phytophthora. Over 60 species of Phytophthora have been detected in Western Australia, with almost 40 of them detected in native ecosystems and the others in agriculture and horticulture.
As with many superstitions, the idea that dried flowers bring bad luck lacks any substantial evidence. The origin of this belief likely stems from the idea that by keeping something `dead`, one is inviting death into their life.
Just because a bouquet of flowers is dying doesn`t mean it has to be thrown away. In fact, we suggest you avoid throwing them away in lieu of reusing them as decorative or craft items. Dried and pressed flowers are lovely presents for nature lovers and are enjoyable to create with.
Cidely® Top proved to be a highly effective fungicide against L. theobromae dieback disease also under field conditions.
Look out for sunken and dark lesions on the branches and trunk, and young shoots or twigs with a dark purplish tinge. There may also be dead twigs and branches in the upper crown of the tree. Please note it is advisable to wait until the tree has come back into leaf to confirm the presence of the disease.
The main symptoms are stunted growth, withering of new branches, necrosis at the margins of leaves, dryness of inflorescences, and the death of one or more branches.
Cidely® Top proved to be a highly effective fungicide against L. theobromae dieback disease also under field conditions.
Dieback is caused by a plant pathogen from the genus Phytophthora. Over 60 species of Phytophthora have been detected in Western Australia, with almost 40 of them detected in native ecosystems and the others in agriculture and horticulture.

Discover Relevant Questions and Answers for Your Specific Issue

the most relevant questions and answers related to your specific issue

Tractor keeps going foreward when bushhoging even with the clutch in.
ANSWER : Do you have an overrunning clutch on your PTO? not sure if I use the right name, but it stops the brush hog from driving your tractor forward from the inertia of the blade. it only allows drive to be transmitted to the brushhog, not from it. Also check your pin in the pto, it may have engaged the sleeve.

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Depress clutch, start mower, let out on clutch mower dies. Will run if parking brake is set. Turn blade on dies, put in gear dies. Could it be the switch on the seat?
ANSWER : Almost certainly it is the park break switch,i would start there.

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I have a Roda 25 bushel manure spreader, the fins are turning, but the chain inside the bed is not. I suspect a rust problem. It is only 6 years old, but has been used very little. stored for the winter. Worked before I put it in the barn.
ANSWER : Check and make syre you have not sheard the pin on the chain sprocket, and the that the chain is still on.

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My Poulan 2005 17.5 HP, 42″ mower runs a few minutes, then sputters and either almost dies, or does die. If it doesn’t die, it will speed back up and I can mow 20 or 30 feet and it will sputter again, and may die. It will always start right back up after dieing, but mowing over 2 acres like this is taking longer than I want to devote to it! I have removed and checked the fuel filter, it’s fine. I removed the gas tank and cleaned it out, but didn’t find any obstruction or anything there. I removed the lines from the tank to the filter, and the filter to the carb, cleaning both out. I put carb cleaner in the gas twice to clean out the system. Is it possible the solenoid at the bottom of the carburetor bowl is acting up and cutting the gas flow sporatically? Or is it more likely a problem with dirt or something inside the carburetor? I have never been inside one of these carburetors and don’t know how hard they are to disassemble and clean, or replace a float in, etc.
ANSWER : Good advice on the vent..if that does not fix it, it does sound like you have a dirty carb…the the small valve on the bottom is primarily there to stop the flow of gas when the mower is not running an EPA required device so gas does not run out on the ground when the float gets stuck in the open/ flow position…as the older carbs do..but may cause another problem but not yours at this point ..not a hard job just shut the gas supply off and slowly remove the bowl on the bottom of the carb..some gas will spill out just have a rag or something handy..now inspect the bowl for dirt,water,grit etc. clean it and the carefully remove the float just remember,jot down or take a picture of the float and connection..remove the float and the float valve and use some carb cleaner to spray the valve seat and valve..and put it back just the way it was…this should fix it if not the carb will need the jet that atomizes the gas cleaned it is located in the bowl next to the float can be removed using a screw diver..kind of tricky it is a jet the size if a hair..but can be cleaned with spray and a needle…you may want to do both once the bowl us removed..if your up to the challenge..if all fails a rebuild or new carb is in order..hope this helps..good luck.

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How to get owner's manual – Troy-Bilt Pony Garden Tiller
ANSWER : Most of the time u can go to the place of sale and get one or just call
the company and get or go one line with tyap code and modal number a
and see if that helps.

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I have a Pouan Pro. I can start it but then when I give it gas it seems to have no power. It doesn’t die, just gets no power. Occasionally it revs.
ANSWER : It may well be running too rich because the air filter is blocked, remove the filter and just try the revs again free running, if ok, clean/replace the filter.

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Battery the battery is dying and it will start but, after a few mins the engine starts to sputter then goes back to idle and eventually dies. could this just be the dead battery? is that the reason the engine dies?
ANSWER : Usually, if the battery is dying, it won’t start up again.
Usually, motorized vehicles only use the battery to start the engine, then the alternator contributes all the power for actual operation.
A dead alternator or battery shouldn’t ‘sputter’, they would just stop dead.

If the engine will start, run and then sputter…there is a fuel problem.
1. There may be a ‘cut-off’ in the fuel line which is in the off postion. It may look like a thin, flat wing-nut.
2. The gas may be contaminated with water residue if the gasoline has been sitting a long time. I believe you can get some water treatment to fix this without having to dump the fuel tank contents.
3. The fuel line is blocked with dirt somewhere, I would check the fuel filter and work backwards from there.

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Saw stops when i give it gas.
ANSWER : plugged fuel filter
cracked/loose fuel line allowing air (instead of fuel) into the carburetor.
poorly fitting fuel cap
plugged or disconnected/broken pumper line

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