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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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Get to know your rights as a landowner

Wednesday, July 13, 2016
By Todd Vineyard

There will be a Landowner Rights program Thursday, July 21, at the Decatur Civic Center from 5 to 8:30 p.m.

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Watch stocked ponds for oxygen depletion in summer

Wednesday, July 6, 2016
By Todd Vineyard

Well, it has become obvious that summer is here and here to stay. After the last couple of weeks with temperatures above normal, landowners should watch for oxygen depletion in stock ponds as we enter the dog days of summer.

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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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