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2017-2018 4-H Awards Packet

2017-2018 4-H Awards Packet    

Chigger and Fleas- Summertime Pests

Chiggers, fleas more noticeable in summer   Chigger bites cause red, irritated marks on the skin. Chiggers prefer biting areas where skin is the thinnest or where clothing fits tightly, like places around the ankles and waist. (Texas A&M Agrilife Extension Service photo by Dr. Mike Merchant) As people become more active in summer, so do a few familiar pests that keep Texans itching – and scratching — for relief, said Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service entomologists. “This time of year there’s usually a significant increase in chigger… Read More →

Summer Time Garden Pest Managment

Talk to most vegetable gardeners and you’ll quickly find that pests and pesticides are hot-button topics. While pests are strongly disliked, most gardeners are reluctant to use pesticides on fruits and vegetables in their own gardens. This is understandable. While most of us, to varying degrees, accept the need for pesticides in commercial food production, the home vegetable garden is seen almost universally as the best place to get fresh, wholesome produce–without pesticides. Fortunately, you can grow produce in your home garden with minimal use of artificial pest… Read More →

Summer Pasture- Bermuda Grass

Summer Pastures- Bermuda Grass

Summer Time Pond Managment

Summertime Pond Management   Pond habitat can be simply defined as the environments that aquatic organisms live in and around. However, this definition encompasses a broad list of chemical, biological, and physical categories such as water depth, temperature, and oxygen content which can be impacted by pond bottom conditions and other natural and artificial structures with the environment.   Learning the habitat requirements and preferences of common fishes will help pond owners to not only manage the needs of various life stages of those fishes, but also provide… Read More →

Multi County 4-H Camp

4-Hers will have a planning meeting for the Canstruction project that will take place during multi-county camp on May 30th at 5 pm. We will meet at the extension office.   Registration for multi county camp ends on the 29th and packets must be turned into Ms. Karen at the Extension office by 5pm on this day. The registration packet is located below! 2018 4-H Multi-County Camp