Tag Archive: Dennis Smith

Aug 31 2011

Dennis Smith retires

By Dennis Smith At the end of the day on Wednesday, August 31, I will begin a new career.  I look forward to the many challenges it will present. Beginning September 1, I will be retiring with 31 years of service with the Texas AgriLife Extension Service.  My next career will be a full time …

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Aug 31 2011

Annual East Texas beef, forage conference scheduled

By Dennis Smith The Annual East Texas Beef and Forage Conference will be held in Longview, on Monday, September 12 in the Gregg County Extension Service Auditorium located at 405 East Marshall. The program will start at 5:30 PM with registration and the program will start at 6:00 PM with a BBQ supper.   Please RSVP …

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Jul 27 2011

Controlling crickets

By Dennis Smith Cricket outbreaks are one of the most predictable pest events of the year in most areas of Texas.  Late summer and fall are when adult crickets become especially abundant around homes and commercial buildings. The largest cricket outbreaks seem to occur during years of dry springs and summers.  The reason for cricket …

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Jul 07 2011

Taking care of your landscape trees

By Dennis Smith Trees in home landscapes are large investment.  A healthy tree increases in value with age; paying big dividends, increasing property values, beautifying our surroundings, purifying our air, saving energy by providing cooling shade from summer’s heat and protection from winters wind. No doubt the toughest question county agents, foresters and landscape managers …

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Jun 21 2011

Grasshopper control

By Dennis Smith Consecutive years of hot, dry summers and warm, dry autumns favor grasshopper survival and reproduction. Warm, dry fall weather allows grasshoppers more time to feed and lay eggs. Spring rains will drown young hoppers when eggs are hatching. Thus, dry weather in the spring favors their survival. Grasshopper eggs are deposited in …

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Jun 15 2011

Gardening questions

By Dennis Smith Spring and summer brings an abundance of questions to the Extension office concerning gardening problems. Squash and Tomatoes are two of the most popular crops grown by East Texas Gardeners. Following are some of the common problems and possible gardening solutions you may be encountering. Q. Why won’t my squash set fruit …

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Jun 07 2011

Blossom-end rot of tomatoes

It is that time of year when many gardeners are beginning to harvest great tasting vegetables.   It can also be a stressful time because of the many insect and disease problems that we may have to deal with.  It is very frustrating when we reach for that tomato that we have been watching develop and …

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May 18 2011

Garden checklist for May

The hot weather last week is a good reminder that summer is quickly approaching.  There is still time to complete some gardening chores in the landscape before the hot weather comes to stay.  Following are some reminders of tasks that we should be completing in May. • It is not too late to sow directly …

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