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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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Showy Crotalaria

Weed of the Week: Showy Crotalaria

Be on the lookout for this week’s weed…it can be TOXIC to all livestock species. Disclaimer: The use of brand names …

Smartweed

Weed of the Week: Smartweed

See below for this week’s weed! Disclaimer: The use of brand names and any mention or listing of commercial products …

Florida Pusley weed

Weed of the Week: Florida Pusley

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May and June 2019 Livestock Newsletter

Our newsletter is updated! Please check it out for important information regarding animal waste management, parasites in horses, and …

Marestail weed

Weed of the Week: Marestail

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Perilla Mint

Weed of the Week: Perilla Mint

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Horsenettle

Weed of the Week: Horsenettle

Our weed of the week is horsenettle! Disclaimer: The use of brand names and any mention or listing of commercial …

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Weed of the Week: Wild Garlic

This week’s weed is wild garlic, while it looks similar to wild onion–this one has a distinctive …

Wild Mustard weed

Weed of the Week: Wild Mustard

This week’s weed is wild mustard, an erect winter annual that can be toxic (if eaten in large quantities). Disclaimer: …

Show and Sale Paperwork

Please see below for important paperwork regarding the 2019 Show and Sale. Call (919) 731-1527 or email me at …

Buttercup

Weed of the Week: Buttercup

This week’s weed is buttercup, a common winter annual that you often don’t think about controlling until you see …

Picture of Chickweed

Weed of the Week--Chickwee

To continue our Weed of the Week series, this week’s weed is Chickweed (another common winter weed around …

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