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Aphids in trees By Mario Villarino
Oct12

Aphids in trees By Mario Villarino

Aphids suck plant sap from leaves, stems or even roots of plants.  Most are very host-specific, meaning they feed on only one or a few related kinds of plants.  Therefore, there is usually little danger they will move to other, different kinds of plants.  If wilting is apparent, or the sticky honeydew (aphid droppings, may result in plant covered with black sooty mold) become a problem, control with insecticides labeled for aphid...

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Junior Livestock Show Validations By Mario Villarino
Oct05

Junior Livestock Show Validations By Mario Villarino

Junior Livestock Show Validations: Steers and Heifers, October 11, 2018, Goats and Lambs Oct 18, 2018. Texas has the largest number of 4-H and FFA livestock projects in the nation. Additionally, Texas has the most exhibitors, scholarships awarded. Young people have the opportunity to participate at the county, district, regional and state level. The tremendous support and dedication of livestock show officials, donors and industry...

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Video Presentation: Commissioners Proclaim October 7-13 Hopkins County 4-H Week
Oct02

Video Presentation: Commissioners Proclaim October 7-13 Hopkins County 4-H Week

Hopkins County Commissioners Court proclaimed October 7-13, National 4-H Week in the county. County Judge Robert Newsom read the proclamation on the courthouse steps Monday afternoon, October 1, 2018 WHEREAS, The Hopkins County Commissioner’s Court is proud to honor the 4-H Youth Development Program of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service for 111 years of providing experience-based education to youngsters throughout the Lone...

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Garden Checklist for October By Mario Villarino
Sep28

Garden Checklist for October By Mario Villarino

Here the recommended activities for the garden in October according to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension: Carefully harvest material for dried arrangements at this time. Choose cockscomb, flowering artemisia, already mature okra pods, flowering oregano stalks and others to enhance fall and winter bouquets.October through November is an excellent time to purchase bulbs while you still have a good selection in the garden center. They may...

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National 4-H Week October 7-13 Proclaimed in Hopkins County
Sep25

National 4-H Week October 7-13 Proclaimed in Hopkins County

Hopkins County Commissioners Court proclaimed October 7-13, National 4-H Week in the county. WHEREAS, The Hopkins County Commissioner’s Court is proud to honor the 4-H Youth Development Program of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service for 111 years of providing experience-based education to youngsters throughout the Lone Star State; and WHEREAS, This admirable program, which seeks to provide a learning experience for the...

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Armyworms in Households By Mario Villarino
Sep21

Armyworms in Households By Mario Villarino

Armyworm outbreaks are difficult to predict but infestations seem to occur in portions of the state every year especially after early fall rains. Common species of armyworms present in Texas include: the fall armyworm, Spodoptera frugiperda; the yellowstriped armyworm, Spodoptera ornithogalli; the beet armyworm, Spodoptera exigua; and the true armyworm, Mythimna (=Pseudaletia) unipuncta. The fall armyworm is the insect that causes the...

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Extension’s “Walk Across Texas” Shows Results By Johanna Hicks
Sep14

Extension’s “Walk Across Texas” Shows Results By Johanna Hicks

Extension’s “Walk Across Texas” Shows Results                Fall is definitely a busy time of year!  And what better incentive is there to acquire some physical activity than cooler weather?  Most people who aren’t able to run, lift weights, or participate in strenuous activity can walk.  Texas A&M AgriLife Extension’s program, “Walk Across Texas,” is making an impact in Hopkins County!  This is an initiative to encourage...

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Warm-season Perennial Grasses By Mario Villarino
Sep14

Warm-season Perennial Grasses By Mario Villarino

Warm-season perennial grasses dominate most of the pastures in East Texas, but climatic conditions allow for use of cool-season annual grasses and legumes, either overseeded or in prepared seedbeds, in the fall for winter and spring grazing. Reasons for use of cool-season annual forages include extending the grazing period and improved animal performance due to their high nutritive value. Although cool-season annual forages can be...

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To do list for September in the Garden By Mario Villarino
Sep07

To do list for September in the Garden By Mario Villarino

Here the list of activities for the garden for late summer, according to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Specialists: Sustaining adequate moisture in the garden and landscape is the #1 priority for late summer and fall, Water trees and shrubs by giving them at least one inch of water per week, delivered slowly, around the plants as far out as the “dripline” extends. Rejuvenate heat-stressed geraniums and begonias for the...

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Fall Armyworms By Mario Villarino
Aug24

Fall Armyworms By Mario Villarino

The fall armyworm, Spodoptera frugiperda, is a common pest of bermudagrass, sorghum, corn, wheat and rye grass and many other crops in north and central Texas. According to Dr. Allen Knutson, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension entomologist, the larvae of fall armyworms are green, brown or black with white to yellowish lines running from head to tail. A distinct white line between the eyes forms an inverted “Y” pattern on the face. Four...

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