Tag Archive: Hugh Soape

Dec 25

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

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

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

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

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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