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Sep 17 2013

Soil testing deadline extended

The deadline for the Gregg/Upshur County Soil Test Drive has been extended to Fri., Sept. 20, 2013 to allow gardeners and forage producers’ ample opportunity to turn in samples of their soil(s) for fertility analysis. The Gregg/Upshur Soil and Water Conservation District has graciously teamed up with the Gregg County A&M AgriLife Extension Service for …

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Jun 26 2013

Figs: A Texas heritage

Lately, I have received a few calls about fig trees and caring for them so I thought I would pass along a little information on the topic that I was able to gain along the way. Figs are one of the oldest cultivated fruit crops. Indications are they were first cultivated about 11,000 years ago. …

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Jun 15 2013

Catching Monsanto’s drift: Frankenwheat crops are sprouting like weeds in Oregon.

Bob Dylan once sent a two-word lyric to Ben Harper, a talented songwriter he admired. “Well well,” was the lyric, and Dylan challenged Harper to make a song of it. He did! By adding another “well” to the title, Harper wrote “Well, well, well” — a stinging lament about America’s clean-water well going dry due …

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May 14 2013

Hollow bee hives may threaten our lives too

You may think that your most significant interaction with bees is trying not to get stung. But, in fact, you have bees to thank for nearly one-third of all food crops: almonds, apples, peaches, honey, and watermelons, to name a few. buy cialis online without a prescription If our bees are in trouble, then we’re …

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