Monthly Archive: July 2012

Jackson County Weather Summary

June was a good month for farmers and ranchers in the area. Above average rainfall and more normal high temperatures have crops growing under less stress than the previous two years. June rains brought some welcome drought relief to the area. The area is still 35 inches below average over the past three years,however, Jackson …

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“Why do I have centipede grass taking over my Bahia pasture?” and “What can I do about it?”

Jed Dillard Jefferson County Extension The short answers are “Because of your pasture management” and “Change your pasture management.” Here’s the slightly longer version. After Jefferson County native Ed Finlayson discovered Pensacola Bahia it became widely used in the Deep South because of its low maintenance requirements. However, there are limits to how much abuse …

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Plant Bugs Terrorize Tomatoes

Plant bug nymphs are always ready to eat, especially vegetables. Plant bug adult Neither heat, nor drought, or seldom pesticides will keep the leaf footed plant bug off your tomatoes and other vegetables. This insect sucks juices from your fruit or vegetable leaving light colored marks on your fruit caused by cell distortion. Both nymphs …

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Plant Bugs Terrorize Tomatoes

Plant bug nymphs are always ready to eat, especially vegetables. Plant bug adult Neither heat, nor drought, or seldom pesticides will keep the leaf footed plant bug off your tomatoes and other vegetables. This insect sucks juices from your fruit or vegetable leaving light colored marks on your fruit caused by cell distortion. Both nymphs …

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Boosters Are For Big Kids

A booster seat “boosts” a child up for proper placement of the lap and shoulder belt on the lower hips/upper thighs and shoulder/collar bone. Piper is 7 years old.  She goes to school, plays with dolls, and loves to visit friends.  Piper’s career goal is to take over the world through “flower power”.  When Piper …

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