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Category Archives: Agriculture

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Winterizing your Gardens

Making sure that you prepare your garden for the winter months is equally as important as the planning, preparation, and planting that you do earlier in the season. Autumn is the perfect season to not only put your garden to rest, but also to reflect on the growing season, come up with ways to improve […]

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REGISTER NOW for 2019 Colorado Master Gardener Training Classes!

Are you interested in becoming a Colorado Master Gardener? Registration is open for Garfield County’s 2019 Training Class! To learn more about the Colorado Master Gardener Program, visit: Colorado Master Gardener Program For more information on the Garfield County CMG Program: To apply for the 2019 Training Course(s), please fill out this application: Email completed […]

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Cytospora Canker affecting Western Slope Peach Growers

Cytospora Canker is a fungal pathogen that impacts many hardwoods in North America, and is becoming a major concern for peach growers in Colorado. A variety of the fungus will infect stone fruits (like peaches, cherries, and apricots) with spores that enter the tree through a wound (like a cut/scratch or limb injury on a […]

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Wildfire Preparedness for Livestock Owners

Preparing and planning for a disaster, such as a wildfire, is one of the best ways to minimize stress and reduce the number of snap decisions that you need to make during the critical event. Colorado is currently experiencing several wildfires throughout the state, and extreme drought conditions are indicating that fire danger is not […]

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HAPPY NATIONAL POLLINATOR WEEK from all of us at the Garfield County Extension Office!

June 18th to 24th is National Pollinator Week! This week is all about appreciating the incredible animals that pollinate our native plants, our crops, and our favorite ornamental flowers! This week is also an important way to raise awareness about Pollinator Conservation, and learn more about the ways that we all can contribute to pollinators […]

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Backyard flock owners: Beware of virulent Newcastle disease

By Ragan Adams, DVM, coordinator, Veterinary Extension Specialist Group at Colorado State University It’s not the avian flu, but a condition known as virulent Newcastle disease is back in the United States. The disease, which affects wild birds and domestic poultry, has not been found in commercial poultry in the U.S. since 2003. But it […]

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Greater Sage-Grouse Habitat Funds Available through NRCS

WHAT: You could qualify to receive sage-grouse projection dollars through NRCS as part of the Greater Sage-Grouse RCPP project. Colorado Cattlemen’s Association received these dollars through a grant program focus on on-the-ground projects specific for Greater sage-grouse and these dollars must be used THIS YEAR! WHEN: Applications must be submitted to the local NRCS field […]

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18 Colorado Counties are Eligible for Drought Damage Funds through USDA’s Farm Service Agency

USDA Designates Seven Counties in Colorado as Primary Natural Disaster Areas Release No. 0083.18 WASHINGTON, May 29, 2018 — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has designated seven counties in Colorado as primary natural disaster areas due to losses and damages caused by a recent drought. Agricultural producers in designated counties are eligible for emergency loans and other disaster […]

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What’s Bugging You?

Did you know that 99% of all insects are either harmless or benefit us in some way? Beneficial insects fall into 3 main categories: Predators / Parasitoids: Insects that feed on other “critters” providing an important source of pest control in nature. This group is responsible for keeping pest populations balanced, otherwise herbivorous insects could […]

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Got Hay?

Do you have hay to sell? The Colorado Department of Agriculture is currently accepting listings for the 2018 Colorado Hay Directory. The listing fee is $25, and the deadline is June 15, 2018. Forms are available at Colorado State University Extension offices or by contacting the Colorado Department of Agriculture. Each listing includes the type […]

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