Tag Archive: grass

Jul 15 2014

Summertime = safe time

Summertime. Kids love it and parents dread it. While you want your child to go outdoors and get some fresh air and sun, you also want them to be safe. Summer should be a time for fun, not injury. From 10 a.m to 4 p.m is when the sun’s rays are the strongest, so it’s …

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May 21 2014

Agriculture: Fabric of east Texas culture

Agriculture is deeply entwined in the fabric of East Texas culture. If you don’t personally own land that is or was in agricultural production, I’m sure many of you have memories of being on somebody’s farm picking vegetables, chasing chickens or even pulling weeds. Though it seems that most people have turned away from growing …

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May 07 2014

Bermuda-grass Stem Maggot Program meeting scheduled

The presence of a new Bermuda grass pest was confirmed in Van Zandt County in 2013, and producers are advised to be on the lookout. Unlike other insects that attack plants from the outside, the Bermuda grass stem maggot damages them from inside, according to Dr. Vanessa Corriher-Olson, AgriLife Extension forage specialist, Overton.  “Basically, they consume …

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Jul 24 2013

Eat real: Too many diets are about hype, not health.

Is it just my friends, or is nearly everyone on an absurd diet these days? One friend says she’s on a “primal” diet. She’s trying to eat like cavemen and will devour wild game when she can get it. Another goes on a month-long “detox” fast each year. Somehow, he survives on nothing but lemonade …

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Apr 15 2013

Texan turf war

Turf wars can be the silliest of all scuffles, and no place does silly with more zeal than Texas. For example, the fine people of Dallas recently fell into a doozy of a turf tussle between the natives and foreigners — and the foreigners are winning. The out-of-staters, hailing from such distant lands as Bermuda …

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