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Identification first step in weed control

Wednesday, April 1, 2015
By Todd Vineyard

In lawns and sports fields, weeds are often the result of poor quality turf, rather than the cause of poor turf.

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Treating calves for parasites

Wednesday, March 11, 2015
By Todd Vineyard

During the past 20 to 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, March 4, 2015
By Todd Vineyard

We are entering into the middle of winter season. The leaves have fallen, and lawns are going dormant. What does this mean?

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How to treat bloat in cattle

Wednesday, February 25, 2015
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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Solving the mystery of pruning roses

Wednesday, February 18, 2015
By Todd Vineyard

February is the month when most modern roses need to be pruned. Even if your roses have already begun growth, 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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Creep feeding your calves

Wednesday, December 24, 2014
By Todd Vineyard

Some decisions are easier than others where your beef cattle operation is concerned. The decision to creep feed or not creep feed is not an easy one for most producers.

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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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