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Get CEUs for pesticide applicator license

Wednesday, November 21, 2018
By Todd Vineyard

Everyone with pesticide applicator licenses through the Texas Department of Agriculture who need Continuing Education Units (CEU) should attend a training Dec. 6 at the Decatur Conference Center.

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Evaluating small grains for winter feeding

Wednesday, October 17, 2018
By Todd Vineyard

Early grazing didn't work in our favor this year.

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Try these methods to control fire ants

Wednesday, September 19, 2018
By Todd Vineyard

September and October are the ideal time to apply fire ant bait to your lawn.

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Keep watering vegetation in fall

Wednesday, September 12, 2018
By Todd Vineyard

Even though we have received some recent rainfall in the area, we have experienced extreme drought for most of this summer.

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Protect crops against army worms

Wednesday, August 29, 2018
By Todd Vineyard

Wise County agriculture producers should be checking their Coastal bermudagrass pastures for army worm invasions.

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Seminar to help with fall garden

Wednesday, August 15, 2018
By Todd Vineyard

A fall gardening seminar will be held Aug. 23 at the Women's Building at the Wise County Fairgrounds.

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Rancher’s Gathering to provide help in drought

Wednesday, August 1, 2018
By Todd Vineyard

With drought still looming, it is important that producers take every opportunity to learn about managing their cattle operations until next spring or until this drought ends.

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Ranchers Gathering sets date

Wednesday, July 25, 2018
By Todd Vineyard

Every year, I think what a year can do to a cattle producer. Sometimes it's good and sometimes bad. Your luck can be a flip of a coin.

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Try storing hay inside

Wednesday, May 23, 2018
By Todd Vineyard

Because of the harsh winter and drought conditions, we are low on hay inventories.

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Forage field tour to cover fertilizing

Wednesday, May 16, 2018
By Todd Vineyard

We have experienced another year of unpredictability, or should I just say, challenging weather. This spring has been cold with periods of dryness and wetness, but most of all windy.

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Variety of issues plague St. Augustine lawns

Wednesday, May 9, 2018
By Todd Vineyard

The loss of St. Augustine grass in Texas lawns is observed during the summer and fall months every year and those problems can linger into the spring.

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Tips for controlling weeds

Wednesday, May 2, 2018
By Todd Vineyard

Weeds cost Texas ranchers millions of dollars in lost production each year by robbing desirable forages of moisture and nutrients.

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Pesticide applicator training scheduled

Wednesday, March 28, 2018
By Todd Vineyard

A Private Pesticide Applicator Training Class has been scheduled for 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 11, at the Wise County Extension office, 206 S. State St., in Decatur.

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Pasture management workshop returns

Wednesday, February 21, 2018
By Todd Vineyard

The annual Wise County Pasture Management Workshop will be held March 7 at the Bridgeport Community Center, 1102 Lawdwin Ave.

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Transportation rules affect ag industry; Waiver in place until March 18

Wednesday, February 14, 2018
By Todd Vineyard

Concern in the agricultural industry about the impact of new regulations regarding electronic logging devices, passed by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, has prompted a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service specialist to co-create an outline addressing common concerns.

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Tips for winter fire ant control

Wednesday, January 3, 2018
By Todd Vineyard

Winter in Texas means cooler temperatures and less time out of doors. This does not always mean fewer insects, however.

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Get rid of scale insects

Wednesday, December 20, 2017
By Todd Vineyard

One of the most common insects I find when making horticulture visits is the scale insect.

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5-hour CEU program planned

Wednesday, November 22, 2017
By Todd Vineyard

Anyone with a pesticide applicator license through the Texas Department of Agriculture who need continuing education units should attend the program Thursday, Dec. 7, at the Decatur Conference Center.

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Don’t overlook growth promoting implants

Wednesday, October 4, 2017
By Todd Vineyard

Though controversial for some, growth hormone implants are a valuable tool for agricultural producers who raise and produce beef cattle.

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Preparing for fall

Wednesday, September 27, 2017
By Todd Vineyard

Even though we have received rainfall in our area, isn't it interesting how quickly we can feel the effects of drought?

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