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First Wise County hay show huge success

Wednesday, September 10, 2014
By Todd Vineyard

The Wise County Hay Show last Thursday was a huge success.

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Many factors contribute to tree illness

Wednesday, September 3, 2014
By Todd Vineyard

Everybody nowadays has a sick tree or sees them daily in their everyday path.

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Hay show set for Sept. 4

Wednesday, August 27, 2014
By Todd Vineyard

For most area cattlemen, hay feeding time is just around the corner. When supplementing cattle with hay, it's important to know the quality of the hay you're feeding and the nutritional requirements of the livestock consuming the hay.

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4-H members take top honors at state horse show

Wednesday, August 13, 2014
By Todd Vineyard

Shelby Haggart of Bridgeport 4-H and Seth Byers of Decatur 4-H dominated the 3- year-old stock horse futurity, taking home grand champion and reserve champion honors respectively.

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Plan to attend the hay show and clinic

Wednesday, August 6, 2014
By Todd Vineyard

Forages for hay production continue to rank at the top in terms of agriculture income for crops in Wise County, but fuel and fertilizer costs don't seem to be coming down anytime soon.

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Prussic acid poisoning problematic for beef producers

Wednesday, July 30, 2014
By Todd Vineyard

What a way to cruise through July, coming off the rainfall we received two weeks ago.

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Ranchers’ gathering Aug. 14

Wednesday, July 16, 2014
By Todd Vineyard

The 2014 Ranchers Gathering is Thursday, Aug. 14, at the First Baptist Church in Decatur. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. for everyone to visit booths at the trade show.

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TDA private applicator training set for next week

Wednesday, July 2, 2014
By Todd Vineyard

Wise County Texas AgriLife Extension Service will be conducting a private applicator training 9 a.m. Wednesday, July 9, at the Extension office, 206 S. State St., in Decatur.

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Many things cause illness in trees

Wednesday, June 25, 2014
By Todd Vineyard

When people see a sick tree, they often think that some sort of disease is causing the illness, but a majority of the problems causing trees and shrubs to look sick stem from stress or physical injury.

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Treat grasshoppers to prevent damage

Wednesday, June 18, 2014
By Todd Vineyard

Apparently we've had another favorable year for grasshoppers to hatch and develop. Egg hatching began in February and will probably continue through June in North Texas. However, populations do appear to be spotty across Wise County.

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Eradicating weeds in pasture and hay fields

Wednesday, May 7, 2014
By Todd Vineyard

It's been a good year for weeds. Weeds cost ranchers in Texas millions of dollars in lost production each year because they rob desirable forages of moisture and nutrients.

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Armyworm invasion?

Wednesday, April 9, 2014
By Todd Vineyard

As I watched the rain and hail last week, it reminded me that we usually see armyworm outbreaks this time of year.

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Cattle sorting and chute management program planned

Wednesday, April 2, 2014
By Todd Vineyard

There will be a cattle sorting and chute management program Thursday, April 17, at Charlie Morrison's Ranch just outside Decatur.

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Pasture management workshop set for April

Wednesday, March 19, 2014
By Todd Vineyard

Pasture management through fertilization and weed control proves to be economical when trying to produce forage.

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How to prevent pasture bloat

Wednesday, March 12, 2014
By Todd Vineyard

Normally this is the time of year that our winter small grain pastures are getting ready to make significant growth, and bloat should be on our minds from a management standpoint.

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Now is the time to apply pre-emergent

Wednesday, February 19, 2014
By Todd Vineyard

If you are interested in controlling annual bluegrass, rescuegrass, henbit and chickweed (winter annual weeds) in your lawn, apply pre-emergent herbicide in early September.

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Treating calves for parasites

Wednesday, February 12, 2014
By Todd Vineyard

Over the past 20-35 years, trials in Texas beef herds have demonstrated that treating nursing calves and the dams for internal parasites increases weaning weights.

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Soil and water sampling: Why should we do it?

Wednesday, February 5, 2014
By Todd Vineyard

We're entering the middle of winter season. Leaves have fallen, and lawns are going dormant. What does this mean?

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Emergency farm loan applications being accepted

Wednesday, January 29, 2014
By Todd Vineyard

Applications for emergency farm loans for losses and damages caused by drought are being accepted at the Farm Service Agency (FSA) office in Vernon.

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Solving the mystery of pruning roses

Wednesday, January 22, 2014
By Todd Vineyard

February is the month when most modern roses need to be pruned. Even if your roses have already started growing, the time has come to prune. Annual heavy pruning is essential to ensure the prolific bloom and long-life of a rose bush.

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