Fungal Infections After Sporadic Rain
Sep16

Fungal Infections After Sporadic Rain

I love rain. There is a special joy to see rain dripping from trees and plants during warm weather days.  Our fields and country side benefit from the rain producing growth. Insects also respond to the humidity by hatching and multiplying. Fungi, and its relatives, the molds also respond to the rain by multiplying. It was common to see the reproductive stages of fungi growing even over manicured lawns in our square, product of...

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Dallisgrass Infestation in Hopkins County by Mario Villarino DVM, Ph.D.
Sep10

Dallisgrass Infestation in Hopkins County by Mario Villarino DVM, Ph.D.

During the last few week, I have visited some hay meadows in Hopkins County infested with Dallisgrass. For some, Dallisgrass was not recognized because either the ranchers never seen it before or was never seen in their pastures. According to UC Davis IPM website, Dallisgrass, Paspalum dilatatum, is a tufted perennial grass that was introduced into the United States from Uruguay and Argentina. It is now naturalized in much of the...

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Diabetes Event

AgriLife Extension Agent Johanna Hicks is involved in several events in the months ahead. There will be a Diabetes Academy Wednesday at the Extension Office starting at 9:30 a.m. Ms. Hicks says a diabetic’s educator will be available for an hour or hour and a half to answer questions about diabetes. There is no charge....

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Hay, Bees and Livestock Shows
Sep06

Hay, Bees and Livestock Shows

A livestock show for 4H and FFA students is taking place Saturday in the Civic Center Arena. AgriLife Extension Agent Dr. Mario Villarino says it’s a good chance for youths to practice and polish their skills in showing animals to get ready for the livestock showing season. Youths can show lambs, goats, heifers and steers. http://www.ksstradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/Fall-Youth-Livestock-Show.mp3 Dr. Villarino says there will...

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Johanna Hicks 09/03/14
Sep03

Johanna Hicks 09/03/14

Fall Festival Creative Arts Contest In just a few short weeks, Hopkins County will be teeming with out-of-town visitors, the smell of stew cooked over an open fire, the sound of laughter coming from carnival rides, shoppers looking for that one-of-a-kind hand-crafted item, live music resonating through the air, trolley rides, and all the sights, sounds, and smells associated with a county fair. The Hopkins County Fall Festival begin...

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Bees in Hopkins County
Sep03

Bees in Hopkins County

Honey bees are very interesting creatures. Their buzzing around always brings back memories to everyone, some of them pleasant, and for others intimidating. I personally like honeybees and never had any bad experiences around them. But I have never been stung by one either. Learning how to respect honey bees and keep a safe distant from their activities to me is very important to have a safe experience while interacting with honey...

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New 4-H Year Underway!
Aug28

New 4-H Year Underway!

With the start of school comes the beginning of a new 4-H year. 4-H is the nation’s largest youth organization. 4-H is a community of young people across America who are learning leadership, citizenship and life skills. 4-H is about having fun, learning, exploring and discovering. In 4-H, young people make new friends, develop new skills, become leaders and help shape their communities. More than 65,000 Texas youth are enrolled...

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Hopkins County 4-H Year Has Started!
Aug27

Hopkins County 4-H Year Has Started!

4-H is a national organization which helps young people develop life-long knowledge and skills to become engaged citizens. Through 4-H, youth are also taught how to meet the diversities and challenges of today’s society by bringing together youth and adults to design programs that will teach skills for living. 4-H is truly a model of the “learning by doing” teaching concept. It reaches people in their own communities with delivery...

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Together We Are Changing Diabetes
Aug25
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