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Category: Crops

Plant Identification- It’s all about the pictures

Plant Identification Plant identification, especially grasses, is one of my FAVORITE things to do as an extension agent and plant nerd.  I love coming to work and seeing specimens or visiting producers fields and pastures because live samples… Read More

Question of the Day: Comparing Leasing Costs of Cropland and Pasture

What is an acceptable value for leasing land? Many agriculture producers rely on leased land to produce their product.  The USDA National Agriculture Statistics Service provides data based on regions, states, and counties.  This information is based on… Read More

Know the Good Guys

What would you do if you saw a large 3 to 4 inch snail, like the one in the header, crawling across your driveway? Before you deem something to be detrimental to your landscape, accurate identification is critical…. Read More

Invasion of lubber grasshoppers

Lubber grasshopper nymphs feed in groups

They’re back…the annual invasion of the lubber grasshoppers. Small lubber grasshoppers appear to bubble up from the soil forming a black mass that move in groups as they consume plants along the way. Don’t procrastinate!