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Pasture management workshop planned

Wednesday, February 22, 2017
By Todd Vineyard

The annual Wise County Pasture Management Workshop is Thursday, March 9, at a new location.

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Preventing pasture bloat

Wednesday, February 8, 2017
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 stand point.

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Solving the mystery of pruning roses

Saturday, January 28, 2017
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.

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Sign up for pesticide applicator class Feb. 1

Wednesday, January 25, 2017
By Todd Vineyard

A Private Pesticide Applicator Training Class has been scheduled for 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 1 at the Wise County Extension office located at 206 S. State St., in Decatur.

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Follow proper steps for weed control

Wednesday, January 18, 2017
By Todd Vineyard

Early weed control in pastures may be one big key to pasture recovery and acceptable forage production this spring.

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Soil and water sampling: Why should we do it?

Wednesday, January 11, 2017
By Todd Vineyard

We are entering into the middle of winter season - leaves have fallen and lawns are going dormant.

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Sign up for the Red River Crops Conference

Wednesday, January 4, 2017
By Todd Vineyard

The fourth annual Red River Crops Conference is set for Jan. 24-25 at the Childress Event Center, 1100 N.W. 7th St.

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Deciding whether to creep feed calves

Wednesday, December 28, 2016
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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How to control fire ants in your yard

Wednesday, November 30, 2016
By Todd Vineyard

Fire ants are everywhere. We usually see most of our fire ant problems in the spring and early summer, but fire ants are doing very well this fall.

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Check out the best cattle in the U.S.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016
By Todd Vineyard

The Wise County Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the Livestock and Forage Committee are hosting a trip to the National Western Livestock Show in Denver Jan. 11-14.

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Pesticide applicators can attend conference to obtain CEUs

Wednesday, November 16, 2016
By Todd Vineyard

All TDA Pesticide Applicator license holders who need to obtain Continuing Education Units for their Pesticide Applicator license need to be at the Decatur Civic Center, Thursday, Dec. 8.

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Consider spraying brush in fall

Wednesday, October 26, 2016
By Todd Vineyard

For most brush species, ranchers tend to think of late spring and early summer as the season for herbicide spraying.

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Fall spraying aids fruit trees

Wednesday, October 19, 2016
By Todd Vineyard

Preparation for next year's fruit crop can begin this fall by spraying trees for several fruit tree diseases.

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Raising a champion: swine project workshop

Wednesday, September 21, 2016
By Todd Vineyard

If you are interested in having fun and learning responsibility, then showing a pig may be just what you are looking for.

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Growth-promoting implants – don’t overlook an opportunity

Wednesday, September 14, 2016
By Todd Vineyard

Heavier is generally better, at least when it comes to calves, and the easiest way to put on 20 pounds is to use an implant.

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Many reasons for illness in trees

Wednesday, August 24, 2016
By Todd Vineyard

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

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Wise County Hay Show starts next month

Wednesday, August 17, 2016
By Todd Vineyard

With hay on every corner, producers need to take every opportunity to market their hay to potential customers.

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Tips for avoiding Zika virus

Wednesday, August 10, 2016
By Todd Vineyard

The mosquito-transmitted Zika virus is a potential threat to the health of unborn babies in Texas and other states, and the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service has stepped up efforts to educate the public on ways to protect themselves from this new menace.

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Ranchers Gathering set for August

Wednesday, July 27, 2016
By Todd Vineyard

Well, it's humbling what a year can do to a cattle producer.

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Forage testing worth costs

Wednesday, July 20, 2016
By Todd Vineyard

Hay, hay, everywhere. You can find it on every corner, but what is it worth?

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