My county's MGs not helpful, how about yours?
I was wondering if anyone else experiences this. I've found that my county's MG program is completely not helpful. They're never able to answer my questions (I think I've had a grand total of 4) or they completely ignore what I asked and write about something else instead.
??? Why do they do that? What exactly does the MG program teach if they can't answer anything other than the most basic, beginner's questions (which you can usually find an answer to anyways by searching Google)?
I realize it's a volunteer program and I do appreciate the effort and time they expend for no pay (and I hate that they have to spend money to become a MG, it's like paying to be able to volunteer). But I'm just wondering why this is. I'm not asking complicated or confusing questions or anything like that...
For instance, I told them that I have a plant with verticillium wilt and I wanted to know their recommendation for sterilizing the soil where it was growing and they totally evaded my question and told me to send in a sample so they can do testing. I already KNOW that my plant has it, I said as much.
It's just like this every time. One of the times, I asked about damping off and I listed the methods that I've already tried and their response was to try what I just told them that I already tried..
I don't get it. ??