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Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course set for August

Wednesday, June 29, 2016
By Todd Vineyard

After a historic run in beef cattle prices, producers are left with many decisions regarding the future of the cattle market, consumer demand and long-term weather projections.

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How to buy a horse

Wednesday, June 22, 2016
By Todd Vineyard

Everyone wants a horse, or at least it seems that way.

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Living with mosquitoes

Wednesday, June 15, 2016
By Todd Vineyard

Like I said last week, although we would like to have some sunshine for a little while, I am a believer that we will need and want more summer rains.

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Mosquitoes are here

Wednesday, June 8, 2016
By Todd Vineyard

I hear "I wish it would quit raining" all the time.

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Be prepared to tackle Khaki weed

Wednesday, June 1, 2016
By Todd Vineyard

"Devil weed," burr weed or just "that little, flat weed with round, thick leaves that forms a carpet of little round stickers" all describe the pest called Khaki weed (Alternanthera pungens).

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How to manage a St. Augustine lawn

Wednesday, May 18, 2016
By Todd Vineyard

Loss of St. Augustine grass in lawns throughout Texas is observed during the summer and fall months every year, and often those problems continue in the spring.

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Shape up your lawn with these steps

Wednesday, May 4, 2016
By Todd Vineyard

This is the time of year I encounter a number of people with questions about their lawns.

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Control fire ants in your yard

Wednesday, April 27, 2016
By Todd Vineyard

Treat your yards and neighborhood in spring for fire ant relief this summer and fall.

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Eliminating weeds in pastures

Wednesday, April 20, 2016
By Todd Vineyard

It has 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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Preventing pasture bloat

Wednesday, March 23, 2016
By Todd Vineyard

Wheat and small grain pastures have been slow to come on this fall and winter because we were dry, and we have lost some nutrients in the soil due to record rainfall in 2015.

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Extension service hosts pasture management workshop

Wednesday, February 17, 2016
By Todd Vineyard

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

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Solving the mystery of pruning roses

Wednesday, February 3, 2016
By Todd Vineyard

Even if your roses have already begun growth, February is the time to prune them.

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Soil and water sampling: why should we do it?

Wednesday, January 27, 2016
By Todd Vineyard

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

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Countdown to calving: Manage nutrition to maintain reproductive efficiency and improve calf health

Wednesday, December 23, 2015
By Todd Vineyard

The start of calving season is 4 to 10 weeks away for most "spring-calving" operations.

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Wise County 4-H takes District 3 livestock judging by storm

Wednesday, November 11, 2015
By Todd Vineyard

Once again hard work and dedication has paid off for Wise County 4-Hers.

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Program for pesticide applicators set for next month

Wednesday, November 4, 2015
By Todd Vineyard

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension-Wise County and the Wise County Extension Forage and Livestock Committee are sponsoring a course for pesticide applicator license holders Thursday, Dec. 10, at the Decatur Civic Center.

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Small grains off to a decent start

Wednesday, October 28, 2015
By Todd Vineyard

Early grazing didn't work in our favor this year. However, those of you who were lucky enough to get your small grain fields planted before the rain may have a chance to have an excellent beginning and should be able to graze those fields much earlier than usual.

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Horse theft not uncommon in Texas

Wednesday, October 21, 2015
By Todd Vineyard

If you have a horse stolen, there are several things you should know.

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Fall spraying aids fruit trees

Wednesday, October 14, 2015
By Todd Vineyard

Preparation for next year's fruit crop can begin this fall by spraying trees for several fruit tree diseases. Bacterial canker, bacterial spot, coryneum blight and leaf curl are diseases that can be slowed by spraying now.

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Test well water through the Extension office

Wednesday, October 7, 2015
By Todd Vineyard

If you are a homeowner with a water well, you need to take advantage of the opportunity to test your water. It's important to test it annually to ensure it's safe.

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