How to deal with your crop and the drought

For a lot of us this is new territory. I recently watched Ag PhD – Show #746. I thought the show really addressed topics related to the drought and items to think about with respect to planning for next years crop. What will you do with your fertilizer? Have you ever thought of planting corn

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Water Less and See Results with your lawn

This weekend I decided it was time to fight back for my lawns sake. On Saturday I checked out the yard and decided it needed to be watered. It had been two weeks since I last mowed, but with the temperature in the low 90’s  for the first time in some weeks, I decided it

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How farmers are dealing with the drought

Check out this article in today’s Omaha World-Herald, “Farmers make the best of drought-stricken crops”by David Hendee I wanted to highlight some of the items mentioned in the article. This is new territory for many farmers. “It is not harvesting. It is salvaging” Many farmers are experiencing tremendous losses and a drive through neighboring fields

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Disturbing news regarding swimming pools

With the hot weather, and many people headed to the pool, a new study indicated that pools may be a nasty place for germs and bacteria. Out of respect for your neighbors who are also using the pool, please take a shower before entering the pool and keep your own internal waste to yourself and

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How hot dogs are produced?

This time of year with baseball games occurring at the professional and minor league levels, people everywhere are consuming hot dogs on a regular basis.u Do you know what comprises a hot dog? Beef Trimmings and Fat Trimmings. Have you ever seen the process from start to finish? I came across this video and it

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How the drought is affecting marinas

The biggest drought since 1956 is upon us and the ripple effect will Check out how lake levels have been affected as well as local lake businesses. I could not believe how the water levels have fallen so drastically in two years. The drought will be affecting all types of businesses and ultimately our own

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What does corn look like during a drought?

Check out this video and see the damage first-hand. Check out the height of the corn and how the stalk is fighting for its life to keep the big kernels. This corn needs rain of some format in the next seven days or it will not make it this year. We will see the impact

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Keep your house cool with these tips

With temperatures hovering 100 degrees over the past few weeks and no relief in site, it is important to take steps to insure a cool, comfortable environment for yourself and your family. I came across this article and wanted to highlight some tips that really struck me. “23 Tips for Keeping the House Cool” Provide

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Drought and Corn Stalk Considerations

The summer heat is taking its toll on corn fields across the country. Because of this unusual heat, it may be time to start considering some other options. I came across this article “Drough-Damaged Corn Silage Considerations” and I wanted to highlight a few points from the article: Allow the corn to stay in the

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Improving Phosphate Efficiency

Phosphate is a limited resource.(Globally) The largest phosphorite or rock phosphate deposits in North America lie in the Bone Valley region of central Florida, United States, the Soda Springs region of Idaho, and the coast of North Carolina. Smaller deposits are located in Montana, Tennessee, Georgia and South Carolina near Charleston along Ashley Phosphate road.

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