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Livestock Newsletter

See below for our latest livestock newsletter! Contact me with any questions or concerns. Wayne County Livestock Newsletter September …

Foxtail

Weed of the Week: Foxtail

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Ironweed

Weed of the Week: Ironweed

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JImsonweed

Weed of the Week: Jimsonweed

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Nutgrass

Weed of the Week: Nutgrass

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Johnsongrass

Weed of the Week: Johnsongrass

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Vaseygrass

Weed of the Week: Vaseygrass

See below for a VERY common weed, you’ve probably seen it in your pastures and your lawns. Disclaimer: The use of …

Dallisgrass

Weed of the Week: Dallisgrass

Weed of the week, see below for tips on controlling it! Disclaimer: The use of brand names and any mention or …

Goosegrass

Weed of the Week: Goosegrass

This is a common weed found in our pastures, lawns, everywhere! Disclaimer: The use of brand names and any mention or …

Pokeweed

Weed of the Week: Pokeweed

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Hay Day

Hay Day

See below for information regarding our Hay Day this year! Email stefani.sykes@waynegov.com with any questions. Wayne County Hay Day July 26, …

Livestock Newsletter

See below for our current July and August Livestock Newsletter! Contact stefani.sykes@waynegov.com with any livestock questions you may have. Livestock …

Pigweed

Weed of the Week: Pigweed

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Sandspur

Weed of the Week: Sandspur

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Sicklepod

Weed of the Week: Sicklepod

This week’s weed is toxic! Scout now for plants, mature ones are seen in late summer and early fall. …

Broomsedge

Weed of the Week: Broomsedge

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