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Scale insects can be a problem

Wednesday, December 10, 2014
By Todd Vineyard

One of the most common insects I find when making horticulture visits is the scale insect, and the most common among those is the euonymus scale, which attacks many species of indoor and outdoor plants.

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Five-hour CEU program available next month

Wednesday, November 19, 2014
By Todd Vineyard

All pesticide applicator license holders who need to obtain continuing education units (CEUs) for their applicator license need to be at the Decatur Civic Center, Thursday, Dec. 11.

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Pecan Management School 101 set for next month

Wednesday, November 12, 2014
By Todd Vineyard

Most Wise County residents have a pecan tree in their yard or even a small orchard, and some of you may have a potential commercial orchard or a native creek bottom that needs improvement.

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Annual cattle trails cow-calf conference set for December

Wednesday, November 5, 2014
By Todd Vineyard

Getting back to the basics of fundamentally sound ranch management will be the focus of the Cattle Trails Cow-Calf Conference, a joint effort between the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service.

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Stock horse clinic set for this month

Wednesday, October 15, 2014
By Todd Vineyard

The Wise County Stock Horse Extravaganza will be at the NRS Training Center Arena in Decatur Oct. 24-25.

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Wild Game Processing 101

Wednesday, October 8, 2014
By Todd Vineyard

Are you comfortable field dressing a deer at harvest or would you like to come and learn from professionals?

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Preparing your landscape for fall

Wednesday, October 1, 2014
By Todd Vineyard

Even though we have received rainfall in our area, we're still experiencing effects of the extreme drought.

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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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