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Fall Armyworms: How to Spot Them and What to Do, by Mario Villarino
Jul21

Fall Armyworms: How to Spot Them and What to Do, by Mario Villarino

Developed by Dr. Mario A. Villarino, County Extension Agent for Agriculture and Natural Resources Hopkins County, Texas Recent rainfall events have been a major problem this summer. As a result of this rainfall, fall armyworms (Spodoptera frugiperda) are thriving across the northern, central and eastern portions of Texas. Below is some information on the biology of the pest, how to scout for them, and control options to mitigate...

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Garden Checklist for July, by Mario Villarino
Jul13

Garden Checklist for July, by Mario Villarino

Developed by Dr. Mario A. Villarino, County Extension Agent for Agriculture and Natural Resources Hopkins County, Texas Garden Checklist for July Trim off faded flowers on crape myrtles to encourage later re-bloom. The more modern hybrids of the old-fashioned Lagerstroemia indica and L. faureii have larger, more conspicuous panicles of flowers, but these often...

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How Best to Handle Invasive Insects, by Mario Villarino
Jul06

How Best to Handle Invasive Insects, by Mario Villarino

Developed by Dr. Mario A. Villarino, County Extension Agent for Agriculture and Natural Resources Hopkins County, Texas Many insects can be managed without using pesticides, but this cultural control requires extra time and effort. It may also result in slight damage to your plants. According to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, some of the cultural methods you can use to prevent or control insect damage are: Keep weeds and grass...

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Tips For Grilling Season, by Mario Villarino
Jun30

Tips For Grilling Season, by Mario Villarino

Developed by Dr. Mario A. Villarino, County Extension Agent for Agriculture and Natural Resources Hopkins County, Texas Fire up your grills! The official start of grilling season, is here! Whether grilling a quick, light and healthy, summer meal or hosting a savory cookout with friends and family, Beef. It’s What’s For Dinner. is kicking off grilling season by sharing tips for a flawless grilled meal! Consider your cut While classics,...

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Soil Solarization: Take Advantage of Summer Heat, by Mario Villarino
Jun22

Soil Solarization: Take Advantage of Summer Heat, by Mario Villarino

Developed by Dr. Mario A. Villarino, County Extension Agent for Agriculture and Natural Resources Hopkins County, Texas Summer is already here and making a statement. Few days ago I was involved with the District 4 4-H horse show and the intensity of the summer heat was very noticeable both to riders and horses! We, the “ground crew” noticed it as well. Most of our gardens and crop field are fully planted and waiting to harvest or...

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Selecting Bermudagrass for Pastures, by Mario Villarino
Jun15

Selecting Bermudagrass for Pastures, by Mario Villarino

Developed by Dr. Mario A. Villarino, County Extension Agent for Agriculture and Natural Resources Hopkins County, Texas Last week I got a phone call from a local rancher wanting to learn about seeded varieties that grow “the best” in our county. After thinking about it, I reply to him in the best way I could and in the simplest way. Growing Bermuda pastures is not simple. The main reason is because there are many “moving” parts (soil...

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Master Gardener Training, by Mario Villarino
Jun08

Master Gardener Training, by Mario Villarino

Developed by Dr. Mario A. Villarino, County Extension Agent for Agriculture and Natural Resources Hopkins County, Texas The Texas Master Gardener program is an educational volunteer program conducted by the Texas AgriLife Extension Service of the Texas A&M University System.  Master Gardeners are members of the local community who take an active interest in their lawns, trees, shrubs, flowers and gardens. They are enthusiastic,...

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Information For Livestock Show, by Mario Villarino
May25

Information For Livestock Show, by Mario Villarino

Officials of major livestock shows in Texas are participating in a program supported by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the Texas Education Agency, Department of Agricultural Education, whereby all 4-H and FFA steers exhibited at their shows will be required to be identified appropriately with an official Texas Steer Visual/Electronic Identification (EID) Tag, tattoo, and DNA Assay. A special tag has been designed...

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Nutritional Challenges for Cattle Under Wet Conditions, by Mario Villarino
May18

Nutritional Challenges for Cattle Under Wet Conditions, by Mario Villarino

Developed by Dr. Mario A. Villarino, County Extension Agent for Agriculture and Natural Resources Hopkins County, Texas Nutrition and herd health are likely to be the production areas most impacted by excessive rainfall. Reports from producers indicate that body conditions scores of breeding herds and average daily gains of stocker calves have been lower than expected in many cases, despite providing access to forage and feed that...

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The Flowers on the Hay Meadow, by Mario Villarino
May11

The Flowers on the Hay Meadow, by Mario Villarino

This year has certainly has taking longer to become spring weather like. Although nice to work outside and enjoy, the presence of colder weather weeds in the pastures and meadows is still a situation farmers and ranchers have to deal with. I am including an overview release by Texas A&M AgriLife forage specialist Dr. Vanessa Corriher-Olsen in Overton. Although the presented weeds are really winter weather loving, since our hot...

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