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Tree Webs Not Just for Halloween From Hopkins County Master Gardeners October 26, 2020
Oct27

Tree Webs Not Just for Halloween From Hopkins County Master Gardeners October 26, 2020

That fake webbing that we like to adorn our trees and porches with for Halloween has a certain scary element to it but is not near as scary as the real thing! Fall webworm (Hyphantria cunea) ‘nests’ often start becoming noticeable in our landscapes during the late summer to late fall. The caterpillars will spin their communal webs on the ends of branches on which they are feeding. They have been found on over 400 different species of...

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Hopkins County Master Gardeners Club Ready to Plant
Jan26

Hopkins County Master Gardeners Club Ready to Plant

It is a little early in the gardening season, but the Master Gardeners are ready for spring planting. However, at the monthly meeting held at the AgriLife Extension Building on Houston St, business items took precedence over more agrarian pursuits. An executive session before the regular meeting revealed that a Board of directors must be elected and sent to meetings across Texas.  Upcoming events include a Plant Swap, and a Pesticide...

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Year in Review: 2020 Hopkins County Livestock and Forage Education
Dec21

Year in Review: 2020 Hopkins County Livestock and Forage Education

Trainings, Tours and Field Days By Dr. Mario A. Villarino, County Extension Agent for Agriculture and Natural Resources in Hopkins County Relevance Livestock and forage production is a 3.96-billion-dollar industry in the Central Region. Livestock and forage enterprises are affected by climate and market variability. Hopkins County currently has more than 100,000 head of beef cattle with 27,000 head of dairy cattle Due to environmental...

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Hopkins County Gardening In July
Jul08

Hopkins County Gardening In July

By Bob Suson, Hopkins County Master Gardener The spring was probably the wettest spring vegetable gardening in our memory; the changes that have occurred are beginning to show up. If you experienced less than desirable results, July is time to start to plan on what you want or need to change. Low spots that hold water areas that is too shady for plants to grow and don’t produce to their potential, these are suggestion areas that could...

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Master Gardeners: Don't Guess, Soil Test — Your Landscape Will Thank You
Jan06

Master Gardeners: Don't Guess, Soil Test — Your Landscape Will Thank You

Hopkins County AgriLife Extension Office, 1200-B West Houston St., Sulphur Springs, Texas By Phyllis Kitten, Master Gardener For gardens and landscapes, the term soil improvement means making the soil favorable for plants to grow. Many soil conditions can inhibit plant growth, including compaction, poor drainage, low fertility, excess nutrients, and thin topsoil. Have you ever had your soil tested? To make the soil of your front yard,...

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Hopkins County Gardening In July
Jul03

Hopkins County Gardening In July

By Bob Suson, Master Gardener The 2019 spring was probably the wettest spring vegetable gardening in our memory; the changes that have occurred are beginning to show up. If you experienced less than desirable results, July is time to start to plan on what you want or need to change. Low spots that hold water areas that is too shady for plants to grow and don’t produce to their potential these are suggestion areas that could be...

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A Year in Review: 2018 Hopkins County Water Conservation
Dec07

A Year in Review: 2018 Hopkins County Water Conservation

Developed by Dr. Mario A. Villarino,County Extension Agent forAgriculture and Natural ResourcesHopkins County, Texas Relevance:  Water quality and conservation have emerged as predominant issues across Texas as indicated through local input, elected officials/legislative actions, and numerous other indicators. Water for domestic and agricultural use is becoming...

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Agrilife: Hopkins County 4-H Members Featured; Master Wellness Volunteer Training; Jalapeno Cornbread
Nov13

Agrilife: Hopkins County 4-H Members Featured; Master Wellness Volunteer Training; Jalapeno Cornbread

Hopkins County 4-H Members Featured                In the next few weeks, you’ll be reading about the variety of programs, series, workshops, field days, and other events offered through Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Hopkins County.  We recently held our annual Extension Leadership Banquet to honor our committees, Master Volunteers, 4-H leaders,...

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Master Gardner: Summertime Garden Changes
Jun26

Master Gardner: Summertime Garden Changes

By:  Bob Suson, Hopkins County Master Gardener The change into summer brings with it a change in gardening tasks for the month of July.  Gardening activities usually slow- down in the summertime as the temperature continues to climb into the 90’s or above.  July is often a very dry month, and like most years, can be very hot too.  So, we usually don’t start a lot of new garden projects.  However, there are always maintenance chores to...

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HC Master Gardeners Present A Basic Home Vegetable Gardening Workshop through the Extension Service
Apr24

HC Master Gardeners Present A Basic Home Vegetable Gardening Workshop through the Extension Service

Gardening is for everyone. Learning to do it right gives high yields in produce and in satisfaction! Hopkins County Extension Agent Mario Villareno and Master Gardener Robert Suson will be on hand as Master Gardener Susie Faltachek presents the program to interested persons assembled at the Extension office on April 24, 2018 at 7pm. Cost of the workshop is $10. The most seasoned gardeners are usually the ones who consistently use...

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