Rural Lifestyle

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Chronic Wasting Disease affects deer hunting

If you are a white-tailed deer, mule deer, elk, moose or caribou enthusiast, odds are you are familiar with chronic wasting disease, or CWD. CWD is ...
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Amaryllis: houseplant, then garden plant

Few flowering bulbs can surpass the stately beauty of the amaryllis. Typically blooming in April, this popular bulb is a star performer in the spring ...
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Think safety first when caring for Christmas trees

As the holiday season gets into full swing, safety should be on top of your list when putting up the tree.     AgCenter forestry specialist ...
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Mark your calendar: the Arkansas Flower and Garden Show will be here before you know it

This holiday season, make your presents about being present.  As the temperatures drop and we see the occasional dusting of snow, remember: spring is...
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Use Cool Wave pansies for lasting winter color

This past weekend, I started planting cool-season color in my 25-gallon citrus containers.     I like underplanting in these containers for ...
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Create brush piles for wildlife habitat

Instead of contributing to landfills or creating more work for waste management employees, consider piling up fallen branches, sticks and leaves to ma...
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Mississippi : Grant reveals concerns for agricultural families

A million-dollar grant acknowledges that farmers and families living in rural areas battle many of the same mental health challenges as urban resident...
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Mississippi : State’s rural lands offer hidden values

Mississippi is fortunate to have thousands of acres that are poetically “unpeopled and still.” Those portions of our state are prime locations for...
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Move tender container plants inside for winter

Louisiana gardeners often use containers of tender tropical plants on decks, patios and porches and in courtyards to provide color and beauty through ...
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Nov. 16 workshop set to help keep forest, ag or recreational lands in the family tree

The issues surrounding inheritance can be difficult to discuss with family, but a Nov. 16 workshop will help provide the communication skills needed t...