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Beef Tips (From Beef Cattle Short Course in TAMU) By Mario Villarino
Aug11

Beef Tips (From Beef Cattle Short Course in TAMU) By Mario Villarino

This week I got the chance of attend and participate at the TAMU Beef Short Course in College Station. This year, the program attracted more than 2200 attendees and must of the session I participate were very well attended. The major topics that attracted my interest were on the Animal Health track. For those who have not attended this yearly event, the set-up of the lectures is divided in topics of interest, and the sessions are...

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Small Changes Can Have Big Lifetime Results By Johanna Hicks
Aug11

Small Changes Can Have Big Lifetime Results By Johanna Hicks

Small Changes Can Have Big Lifetime Results During my recent Texas Extension Association of Family & Consumer Sciences state conference in Round Rock, our opening session speaker provided some great information that we, as Extension Family & Consumer Sciences agents, have been teaching.  It’s always good to know that the same messages are being shared across the state.  Roberta Anding, clinical and sports dietitian for Baylor...

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Who’s Getting a Pumpkin Patch in Sulphur Springs?
Aug07

Who’s Getting a Pumpkin Patch in Sulphur Springs?

Shannon Oaks Church is going to have a new event for the community this fall: a pumpkin patch! The Patch will be open September 29th and every weekend in October, everyone is welcome to attend! Admission will be $5 per person. Children 2 years and under will be free. The church is hoping to get local schools involved and wants it to be an event the community looks forward to every Fall.  The pumpkin patch will offer several activity...

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This Bug is Back and Looking for Blood
Aug04

This Bug is Back and Looking for Blood

By Savannah Owens There have been 19 confirmed cases and counting of the Zika Virus in Texas this year. In 2016 Texas had 370 cases of  West Nile Virus, which is also becoming a threat in Texas in 2017 as mosquito season has hit it’s peak time. People can hardly go outside to check their mail without being bitten. While most people who contract West Nile Virus don’t have symptoms, about 20% of people will face fever, body...

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Something’s Fishy…or Not By Johanna Hicks
Aug04

Something’s Fishy…or Not By Johanna Hicks

Something’s Fishy…or Not You have probably heard that the recommendation for fish consumption is two times a week.  Sometimes, that is easier said than done.   Some people are afraid of cooking seafood because of the food safety aspect.  Texas A&M AgriLife Extension can help you so you can confidently cook seafood safely with these tips! 1)      Avoid cross-contamination.  Handle raw and cooked seafood products separately. ...

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Evaluating Weed Control: Sprayer Calibration By Mario Villarino
Aug04

Evaluating Weed Control: Sprayer Calibration By Mario Villarino

Evaluating weed control: sprayer calibration Weed control relies in proper weed identification, proper method of control, herbicide selection (if applicable), time of application and proper delivery of the herbicide. Must of the weed control is more successful when weeds are small, but weeds are harder to identify when immature. Also, high temperatures and older weeds require more herbicide to accomplish the goal. At this time of the...

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New Workshops Offered by AGRI-Life
Aug03
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The Good, The Bad and The Ugly: Recognizing Good Bugs vs Bad Bugs in the Garden By Mario Villarino
Aug02

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly: Recognizing Good Bugs vs Bad Bugs in the Garden By Mario Villarino

The good, the bad and the ugly: recognizing good bugs vs bad bugs in the garden. Insects in the garden can be a potential challenge for the gardener. In one hand, too many bad bugs can create serious problems to the plants and in the other hand, some bugs are beneficial because they feed out of other insects, helping controlling their numbers. Some good bugs are however, quite ugly and scary. The “assassin bugs” are an example of...

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New Pesticide Private Applicator Training By Mario Villarino
Jul21

New Pesticide Private Applicator Training By Mario Villarino

New Pesticide Private Applicator Training schedule for August 16, 2017 in Sulphur Springs. A private pesticide applicator is someone who uses or supervises the use of restricted-use or state-limited-use pesticides or regulated herbicides to produce an agricultural commodity on: Personally owned property; Rented property; Property owned by his or her employer; Property under his or her general control; or The property of another person...

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Avoiding a Needless Tragedy By Johanna Hicks
Jul21

Avoiding a Needless Tragedy By Johanna Hicks

Avoiding a Needless Tragedy Now that we are into summer in Texas, children are spending more time outdoors, which increases the danger of children being left alone in, and around, cars.  When we think of children being left alone in cars, our first thought is the danger of children dying in hot cars due to heatstroke.  But in addition to heat risks, there are other safety concerns with unsupervised children around cars — including...

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