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Being Proactive Can Prevent Bugs In House This Spring

Being proactive in preparing for springtime insects now can save you time and money in the long run. Overton County UT Ag Extension Agent Jason Garrett said bugs will be returning from dormancy soon and wreaking havoc for homeowners. He said one of the best ways to keep your home protected is to stay clean. “Try to eliminate the habitat ... Read More »

Pinkeye Prevention Better Than Treatment For Cattle

Overton Extension Agent says pinkeye is better prevented than treated to avoid spread among cattle. Agent Jason Garrett said pinkeye is one of the most aggravating diseases to deal with because it is most common during the heat of summer. Garrett said separating cattle during the heat can cause heat strain and prevention methods are the best path in addressing ... Read More »

Spring Hay Harvest Results In the Upper Cumberland

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Hay production results mainly positive so far in the Upper Cumberland Hay producers have been cutting since May. Overton County Extension Agent Jason Garrett said cool season annuals produced overall good quality hay. “Fescues and orchard grass may be a little bit short in certain places,” Garrett said. “Now we had a cold snap back in April. Hay took off ... Read More »

Growing Season Coming To An End With First Freeze Approaching

The first hard freeze of the season likely comes Thursday night. Overton County Ag Extension Agent Jason Garrett said whenever the first frost does come, the growing season is pretty much over. “For example, a warm season yard, which would be Bermuda grass, zoysia grass, it’s basically going to cause it to go dormant for the winter and it will ... Read More »