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Flashy Horses And Beautiful Flowers Adorned Multi-purpose Building

By Steve Cummings

Last weekend the Multipurpose Building was adorned by beautiful flowers and flashy horses.  The Iris Show was a big success as was the horse show.  This weekend there is a timed-event horse show on Friday night.  Come watch these horses run as the show starts at 8 pm.  

For all of you beef cattle producers, there will be a Gelvich Field Day this Saturday at Buzzy Hill’s farm off Highway 51 in Oakland.  This field day is geared toward commercial cattle producers.  Dave Steinbecker, feedlot owner and cattle buyer, will be one of the speakers in the afternoon.  From 10 am until noon there will be a judging demonstration and contest as well as a beef cooking demonstration for the youth.  This field day is open to the public.  For further information contact Marty Langston at 623-5194.

Mark your calendars for May 5, 2008 at 7pm.  There will be a forage seminar at the Yalobusha County Multipurpose Building.  MSU-ES Forage Specialist, Dr. Rocky Lemus, will present this program.  With today’s cost of fertilizer and fuel, if you are into forage production, I suggest you attend this program.

For those of you that get Farm Bureau’s Mississippi Farm County Magazine, you’ve probably already seen it.  But for those of you who don’t, you may want to get a copy of this month’s issue and “solve the mystery” on the Solve the Mystery contest.  For most of you, this will be no mystery, but there are some good pictures and information on an area from our county.

Horticulture Tips:

Reports from around the state indicate most vegetable gardens are growing well and have benefitted from the rain, but some are experiencing too much water. The most important thing to do when the garden is flooded is to stay out of it. If possible, dig ditches or make shallow waterways at the edge of the garden to get the water to flow out of the garden, but squelching your way down the rows destroys soil structure and coats the plants with suspended soil that may carry disease organisms.

After the soil is dry enough to support your weight without making huge footprints, you may want to develop waterways in the garden to aid in removing excess water.

Wet conditions encourage disease organisms to develop. Keep a watch on leaves and apply protective sprays at the first sign of trouble.

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