Hard Winter Damaged Some Plants, Shrubs
O what a difference a week makes when the temperatures warm up in the spring. Just a couple of weeks ago every plant was still dormant, but most shrubs and bulbs have really sprouted out in the last week. The henbit and annual bluegrass has also really grown in the last week.
I have seen several cases already of shrubbery that looks hard bitten by the cold temperatures that we experienced in the winter. In front of the Multi-purpose Building there are some lantana that look to be dead, we also have some Indian hawthorns that were bitten back, and even a wax myrtle tree that has some damage.
I have seen several cases where azaleas and other shrubbery were damaged also. With any plant that is damaged there really isn’t much that can be done other than trimming out the dead limbs and applying fertilizer.
Saturday was the first shooting sports practice of the year for our 4-H Club and everything seemed to go well. I am coaching shotgun for the club this year and am happy to report that we have four kids shooting that discipline and a total number of 26 kids in the club. The Shooting Sports club, like all other 4-H clubs, rely on donations and fundraising to support their needs. The club will have their biggest fundraiser of the year during the AIMS tournament the last week in March.
The Shooting Sports will provide a concession stand for the 3,000 kids that will be shooting in the tournament and for all of the parents and fans. We would be glad to sell anyone in the community a hamburger or barbecue nachos for lunch along with all of the fixings.
The Yalobusha Cattle-man’s Association will have their first quarterly meeting on Thursday, March 8, at 6 p.m. at the Multi-purpose building in Coffeeville. The meeting will be sponsored by ADM feeds and Grenada Stockyard and steaks will be served to members. All non-members will be asked to pay $10 to cover the cost of the meal. If you would like to attend please contact the Extension office at 662-675-2730 to reserve your spot.
There will be an agricultural pesticide disposal day on Thursday, March 8, at Self’s Airport located at 733 Airport Road in Marks from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. This event is for the disposal of all insecticides, herbicides, fungicides, and also car and light truck tires.