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Extension Calling: advice for the farm, garden, and home

Jul 31, 2022

Deer, love 'em or hate 'em, they're everywhere. While, feeding the deer can make them sick, losing your crop to them can make you sick.  There are many ways to manage this prevalent pest. Tune in to find out which one's work and which don't. 

Jul 24, 2022

Turf, Pasture, and Hay all have a heavy grass component. Keeping that grass healthy means keeping the soil healthy. More nutrients in the soil lead to healthier and more nutritious grasses, and they'll be more resistant to disease and drought. 

Jul 17, 2022

The nursery rhyme "rain, rain go away, come again another day," was probably written by a farmer trying to put up hay. Rain may or may not break your hay, only timing and moisture will tell. 

Jul 10, 2022

Autumn and Russian Olive are invasive, thicket forming, shrubs that can significantly reduce pasture quality. Like other woody invasives, tackling this pest takes work and patience. But, doing it the right way, the first time can drastically reduce the time and cost of removal. 

Jul 3, 2022

Poison hemlock is in full bloom and starting to set seed. It can be found in pastures, hay fields, ditches, trails, and pretty much anywhere with a lot of sun and some soil. How dangerous is it? When consumed in quantity it can be deadly, but otherwise it will probably just give you a rash. Learn how to identify it and...