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Monday, Sep. 15, 2014
It's Time to Spray Pastures and Fence Rows
Posted Thursday, April 5, at 3:27 PM
Spring weed control in pastures is very important to having higher quality forage and hay. Now is the time to use any herbicide containing 2-4D. The cutoff for using these type herbicides is April 14. The ban on using 2-4D containing herbicides is in effect April 15...

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Why are my tomato plants not setting fruit?
Posted Thursday, July 14, at 10:26 AM

I've had a lot of calls lately from clientele asking why their tomatoes are not setting fruit. There are two main reasons why tomatoes won't set fruit. The obvious reason we blame things on is the weather. This time it actually is one of the reasons. When nighttime temperatures remain over 72 degrees for four to six hours, the plant doesn't cool down enough and therefore tends to not set fruit. As the temperatures cool down, the plants will most likely start setting fruit...

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The Langoliers are coming -- well maybe just cicadas
Posted Thursday, May 26, at 12:07 PM

For those of you that remember the Steven King movie the "Langoliers", you will recall that the cast kept looking to the distance at an eerie sound. Well, if you live on the Crowley's Ridge next to the forest, you have probably heard the singing from the periodical cicadas...

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Protect Squash from Vine Borers
Posted Thursday, May 27, at 5:00 PM

Each year I receive several calls from home gardeners telling me that their squash vines just wilted overnight. Two years ago I had a call from the Dalton's at Pumpkin Hollow and they too were experiencing wilting in their pumpkins. Both of these situations were caused by the larvae stage of the squash vine borer. ...

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Andy Vangilder is the Univerty of Arkansas Extension Cooperative Services award winning staff chair for Clay County.