Tag Archive: Hugh Soape

May 18 2014

Free soil testing slated

The results of last year’s Gregg-Upshur County Soil Test Drive confirmed what I have been trying to tell folks for a long time – No two gardens, hay meadows; lawns or pastures are the same! Making an accurate fertilizer recommendation without a soil test is virtually impossible. The results showed our soils range from 4.1 …

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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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Apr 20 2014

Club meeting slated

The Oil Belt Farm and Ranch Club meeting has been scheduled for April 22 at Gregg County Extension Auditorium, 405 East Marshall, at 7:OOpm. The April program will be presented by Dr. Scott Vancil, DVM. Dr. Vancil is one of the Veterinarians at North Creek Animal Hospital on FM 2276, Kilgore, Texas. The program will …

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Dec 25 2013

Master Gardener Class to begin January 6

The Master Gardener Class for 2014 will kick-off on Monday, January 6, 2014, at the Gregg County Extension conference room at 8:30 AM. The program will provide in-depth training on a wide variety of horticultural topics for the homeowner who wants to know more about gardening, lawn care, landscaping, fruit production, urban forestry, vegetable production, …

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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 14 2013

Breakfast with brush, berry control

The “Third Tuesday Breakfast and a CEU” program will be held this Tues., June 18, 2013, from 6:45 to 7:45am at the Twin Oaks Country Store Restaurant at 3668 County Road 192E in Kilgore. The topic this month will be “Dewberry, Blackberry and Brush Control.” There is a one-time $10 fee per person that will …

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Feb 21 2012

Drought: Millions of shade trees dead

By Hugh Soape An estimated 5.6 million trees that once shaded homes, streets and parks in communities across Texas now are dead as a result of last year’s unrelenting drought.  The finding comes from a study conducted by Texas Forest Service urban foresters, who spent the last month surveying tree mortality in cities and towns …

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