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Know Your Weeds By Mario Villarino
Apr28

Know Your Weeds By Mario Villarino

Know your weeds:  MacCartney Rose Macartney rose, also known as “Cherokee rose,” “hedge” and “rose hedge,” presents severe management problems for livestock producers in Texas. Imported from the Orient in the late 1800s as a hedge for fencing purposes, the plant has escaped and naturalized . It now occupies more than 500,000 acres of Texas rangeland . This rose species forms dense stands that eliminate forage production and hinder...

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Dinner Tonight – Cooking with Chef Cruz By Johanna Hicks
Apr28

Dinner Tonight – Cooking with Chef Cruz By Johanna Hicks

Dinner Tonight – Cooking with Chef Cruz I’ve been giving little teasers in the media about “Dinner Tonight”, and now that the plans have been finalized, I’m excited to announce all the details!  Dinner Tonight is a program developed by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension to provide information about family meals, kitchen tips, and nutrition while providing recipes and cooking demonstrations.  A multi-county team of Family & Consumer...

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Designing An Effective Weed Control Program By Mario Villarino
Apr21

Designing An Effective Weed Control Program By Mario Villarino

As the year progress, our ranchers and farmers have initiated soil management and weed control programs into their ranch/farm. A common question I get later in the year is often related to weed control failure. As Ag producers start planning weed control programs, it is very important to identify weeds as they emerge in their fields. Sometimes weed identification can be challenging specially in early stages of the weed (many plants...

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Go Native By Mario Villarino
Apr14

Go Native By Mario Villarino

Native plants in the landscape: Go Native The Hopkins County Go Native initiative is a horticultural educational effort to educate, evaluate and disseminate information in the use of native plants as ornamental components in our landscapes.  As part of this project, the Hopkins County Extension Office will seek learning opportunities for Master Gardeners to learn about landscaping with native plants, have selected native plants for...

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Happy and Safe Easter to All! By Johanna Hicks
Apr07

Happy and Safe Easter to All! By Johanna Hicks

Happy and Safe Easter to All! As families are gearing up for Easter, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension provides some timely information to keep your egg hunts safe and fun.  Eggs have been used to celebrate spring festivals for centuries.  Immigrant settlers brought symbolic Easter rabbits ad colored eggs to America, and since then, Easter egg hunts have been enjoyed by children of all ages! You can make sure your Easter egg hunts are...

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The Mighty Pecan By Mario Villarino
Mar24

The Mighty Pecan By Mario Villarino

  The pecan tree (Carya Spp) is a common often beloved commercial and landscape tree in Hopkins County. Native to Texas and Northern Mexico, the pecan trees have provides shade and nurture to our region for centuries. George Ray McEachern, extension horticulturist from Texas A&M AgriLife Extension stated: “ The pecan is the official state tree, it can be grown in every area of the state and it is a part of Texas tradition....

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Secondhand Smoke Harms Your Loved Ones By Johanna Hicks
Mar24

Secondhand Smoke Harms Your Loved Ones By Johanna Hicks

Secondhand Smoke Harms Your Loved Ones Did you know that if you smoke around others, especially children, your smoking harms the people you care about?  Smoking can affect the health of nonsmokers.  Smoke that comes from the burning of a tobacco product or smoke that is exhaled by smokers is called secondhand smoke.  Inhaling secondhand smoke is called involuntary or passive smoking. The same cancer-causing chemicals inhaled by...

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Parents, Grandparents, Caregivers – This One’s for You! By Johanna Hicks
Mar17

Parents, Grandparents, Caregivers – This One’s for You! By Johanna Hicks

Parents, Grandparents, Caregivers – This One’s for You! Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service has a wealth of information and I’d like to share one of our many programs with you – Parenting Connections!  Being a parent is simultaneously one of the most challenging, yet rewarding experiences that we will ever have.  Parents have a tremendous responsibility to care for and raise children in a manner that will prepare them to...

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Soil pH By Mario Villarino
Mar10

Soil pH By Mario Villarino

As temperatures start warming up, ranchers and farmers start planning crops and crop cycles for the summer season. A very important part of the planning process should include soil testing to determine current soil conditions before planting. According to Dr. Redmon, Texas A&M AgriLife Soil Scientist, various environmental, climatic, and cultural factors can affect formation of acid soils. The most common factors are: Parent...

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Agrilife Update By Johanna Hicks
Mar10

Agrilife Update By Johanna Hicks

Parenting Connections Offered Through Extension I recently received a call from a young man asking about parenting classes.  I have the perfect solution!  “Parenting Connections” is a series developed by Dr. Stephen Green, Child Development Specialist with Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. I am offering the series on two consecutive Thursday evenings this month, and the workshop is open to parents, caregivers, and...

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