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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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Tips for avoiding Zika virus

Wednesday, August 30, 2017
By Todd Vineyard

The mosquito-transmitted Zika virus continues to be 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, said agency entomologists.

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Stress at the root of tree illness

Wednesday, August 23, 2017
By Todd Vineyard

When people see a sick tree, they often think 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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Sign up for Beekeeping 101

Wednesday, August 16, 2017
By Todd Vineyard

Interested in keeping honeybees? Then this course may "bee" just what you need.

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Wise County Hay Show entries due

Wednesday, August 9, 2017
By Todd Vineyard

With hay on every corner, and 2016 hay inventory substantially high, producers need to take every opportunity to market their hay to potential customers.

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Ranchers’ Gathering scheduled for August

Wednesday, July 12, 2017
By Todd Vineyard

Well, every year I think what a year can do to a cattle producer.

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Pond weed control can be a sticky problem

Wednesday, June 7, 2017
By Todd Vineyard

With summer in full swing everybody wants their stock tanks to look nice.

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Dealing with ticks

Wednesday, May 31, 2017
By Todd Vineyard

Over the past two weeks or so I have witnessed several cases of ticks in cattle in our area.

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Top sorting school comes to Decatur

Wednesday, May 24, 2017
By Todd Vineyard

On May 27 and 28 Cinch Ranch Sorting National Championship School and Fun Beginner Sorting Event will be hosted at the National Roper's Supply Arena in Decatur.

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Tips for fertilizing lawns

Wednesday, May 17, 2017
By Todd Vineyard

It is the time of year where several people call or come to the office with questions regarding their lawn.

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Wise County 4-H takes Houston by storm

Wednesday, April 5, 2017
By Todd Vineyard

There are not any words to describe the success our 4-H members had at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo but "wow."

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Planning to control weeds

Wednesday, March 15, 2017
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 1, 2017
By Todd Vineyard

Over 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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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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