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Fall Weed Control in Lawns By Mario Villarino
Oct13

Fall Weed Control in Lawns By Mario Villarino

A common weed affecting home lawns this time of the year is the Slender Aster. According to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Aggie Turf unit, Slender Aster is an annual weed with simple, linear, and alternate leaves. Heads with yellow disk flowers while ray flowers can be white, blue, purple, violet, and pink. Gets increasingly woody and more difficult to control as it matures late in the season and in areas where it can be a...

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Transitioning to Fall By Johanna Hicks
Oct13

Transitioning to Fall By Johanna Hicks

Transitioning to Fall During the months of October and November, pumpkins seem to be a staple: pumpkin patches, jack-o’-lanterns, fall pumpkins decorations, and pumpkin pie.  Pumpkins are one of the most popular crops, with 1.5 billion being grown each year.  With all that pumpkin, what else can you do with it? You can make your own pumpkin puree!  You will need 2 pie pumpkins or 1 regular carving pumpkin.  The pie pumpkins are easier...

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Fall Gardening By Mario Villarino
Oct09

Fall Gardening By Mario Villarino

As temperatures start to cool off, our gardening spirit rejuvenates and the idea of going outside starts to become appealing for many. So you want to grow garden fresh vegetables this fall? Where do you start? Simply looking at seed packets in catalogs or local nurseries will not get the job done. One must garden smartly if economical production and utilization are expected. According to Texas A&M Agrilife Extension Services once...

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October-No Time to be Bored By Johanna Hicks
Oct06

October-No Time to be Bored By Johanna Hicks

October – No Time to be Bored! One statement that you definitely will NOT hear around our office is, “I’m bored with nothing to do.”  Below is just a sampling of the opportunities that are offered through the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Office: National 4-H Week – even though the official week ended on October 7, we invite you to view the entries that were submitted by Hopkins County 4-H members as part of the 4-H Project Show. ...

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Kickoff of 4-H Week 2017
Oct03

Kickoff of 4-H Week 2017

On Monday, Oct 2nd, thirty local members of the Texas 4-H and Youth Development Program gathered at the courthouse steps to witness the proclamation given by Judge Robert Newsom signaling the start of National 4-H Week which runs from Oct. 2nd through 7th. 4-H is a national organization which helps young people develop life-long knowledge and skills to become engaged citizens. The organization is divided into many different...

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Ag Workers Hay Show scheduled for October 5, 2017 By Mario Villarino
Sep29

Ag Workers Hay Show scheduled for October 5, 2017 By Mario Villarino

According to Dr, Corriher, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Specialist for forages in Overton Texas,  the principle limiting nutrients for ruminants (cattle, goats, sheep, etc.) are either energy (total digestible nutrients, TDN) or protein (crude protein, CP). For cattle grazing dormant pastures or consuming poor quality hay, protein is usually the most limiting nutrient. When you have to buy supplemental feed, protein is often the...

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Coming UP: 4-H Week Kick-off
Sep29

Coming UP: 4-H Week Kick-off

Hopkins County 4-H will celebrate the kick-off of National 4-H Week, Monday, October 2, 4:30 p.m. on the Courthouse steps.  The 4-H Proclamation will be read by Hopkins County Judge, Robert Newsom, and refreshments will be served.  A display exhibiting pictures of 4-H activities from the past year, as well as registration information will also be available.  The public is invited and encouraged to attend and meet some of our 4-H...

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National 4-H Week, By Johanna Hicks
Sep27

National 4-H Week, By Johanna Hicks

National 4-H Week For the 75th consecutive year, millions of youth, parents, volunteers and alumni across the country will be celebrating National 4-H Week during the first full week of October.  Hopkins County 4-H will leverage National 4-H Week this year by showcasing the incredible experiences that 4-H offers young people , and will highlight the remarkable 4-H youth in our community who work each day to make a positive impact on...

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Hopkins County Fall Festival Creative Arts Contest: Registration Opening Soon
Sep23

Hopkins County Fall Festival Creative Arts Contest: Registration Opening Soon

By Savannah Owens The Hopkins County Fall Festival Creative Arts Contest is not to be confused with the Arts and Craft Show. Occurring on Oct. 27th and 28th, this event will be held from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm on Friday, and 9:00 am to 1:30 pm on Saturday. There are many different categories to enter in from photography to baked goods, sewing and more! (See the full list below.) KSST talked to Johanna Hicks, chairwoman for this event, to...

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Hopkins County Fall Festival Arts & Craft Show: Coming Soon
Sep22

Hopkins County Fall Festival Arts & Craft Show: Coming Soon

By Savannah Owens Get ready for October 27th and 28th, the Hopkins County Fall Festival and Extension Agency are hosting the Arts and Craft Show! The show will be held from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm on Oct. 27th and from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm on Oct. 28th in the Sulphur Springs High School Cafeteria and North Entry. The Arts and Craft Show is completely free to get in and open for anyone! Vendors can bring their homemade, non-commercial, items...

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