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All Around Wise March 6, 2008

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Carrier RoutePresortBULK RATEU.S. POSTAGEPAIDDecatur, TXPermit No. 88
THURSDAY, MARCH 6, 2008 WISE COUNTY MESSENGER
 ALVORD • AURORA • BOYD • BRIDGEPORT • CHICO • DECATUR • GREENWOOD • NEWARK • NEW FAIRVIEW • PARADISE • RHOME • RUNAWAY BAY •SLIDELL
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TAKING SHAPE
— The new one-million gallon ground storage tank in Decatur is now going up at the city’s water plant. The massive structure towers above water Superintendent DoyleGreen, center. The $2 million project, which was included in a bond package approved by voters last May, is being built by Crescent Constructors of Richardson and should be finished laterthis year.
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y GARY CLAYTONise Co. Extension Agent
The Extension Horse Com-ittee has been busy plan-ing some spring programsor area equine lovers.The first program is a Coltreaking Clinic from 7 to 9.m. Tuesday, April 22.The clinic will be held inhe Gordon Maatsch en-losed arena south of Deca-ur.To find the arena, takearm Road 730 south out of ecatur eight miles to CR360; go east on CR 4360about two miles and thearena will be on the left.Professional cutting horserainer Dustan Horne willonduct the clinic. Refresh-ents will be provided byhe Horse Committee. Thereill be a $5 registration feeollected at the door.The second program is Ba-sic Horse Management 101scheduled for Tuesday, April9, at the Posse Groundsust south of Decatur on FM1.The 101 class will be anall day program with top-cs such as dental care, ba-sic nutrition, health care,oof and foot care and muchore.Dr. Brett Scott, equinespecialist with Texas AgriL-fe Extension will be one of he key speakers.The registration fee willnclude a noon lunch andefreshments. Look for moreetails on the Basic Horseanagement class in theext couple of weeks.To sign up for Basic Horseanagement, contact thextension office at (940)27-3341.
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Beef 706 — Beef Qual-ty Management is beingffered at Texas Tech April0-11.The program includes valuation of beef carcassesand live animals.There will be an intro-uction to grid marketing,ands-on beef grading, aour of the Cargill beef plantn Plainview and muchore. The program is free toattle producers.The deadline to register isarch 21.For more information anda list of hotels, contact theise County Extension of-ce.
Y NEIL SPERRY
 Dear Neil
: I just com-leted a raised flower bedin my yard. It is 16 feet indiameter and roughly 1 foothigh. I have prepared thesoil carefully, and I intendto plant Knockout roses. I do not know whether to usea drip/soaker type of irriga-tion system in it, or whetherI should use spray heads.We have a fair amount of so-dium in our local water. Anysuggestions?
 Absolutely! Go with thedrip/soaker option. Knock-out roses are highly resis-tant to mildew and blackspot, but you always want tokeep rose foliage dry. That’sespecially important if youfear salt burn to the leaves. Your other option, if it makesthe sprinkler system designany easier, would be to useflat-throw spray heads thatwould keep the irrigationwater off the leaves. As withall of your plantings, you’llwant to figure a way to leachaccumulations of the solublesalt from the planting soilperiodically. Heavy rainfallwill do it, or a thorough wa-tering will as well.
 Dear Neil
: We live in arural area and have beendevastated in recent yearsby grasshoppers eating our pears, crape myrtles, roses,oleanders, cannas and even pines. Will Nolo bait help? How should it be applied?
Texas A&M reports thatNolo bait, containing sporesof the protozoan Nosemalocustae will kill immaturegrasshoppers, but that ma-ture grasshoppers may sur- vive (although the femaleswill lay fewer eggs). Theymake the comment that“Nosema baits act too slow-ly and kill too few grasshop-pers to be much value whenthe need for control is imme-diate.” Therefore, if this willbe a main means of controlfor you, you’ll have to applyit as you see the first evi-dence of feeding. As perhapsa more reliable option, A&Mfurther suggests treatmentsof existing grasshoppers us-ing Cyfluthrin, Bifenthrin,Permethrin or Acephate, allcommonly available from lo-cal garden suppliers. Sprayin a downward pattern tocatch the grasshoppers asthey try to fly to flee thescene. Remove tall grassand weeds to take away har-boring places.
 Dear Neil
: We’re con-sidering planting a 10-footline of oleanders as a screenbetween our yard and ourneighbor’s. Is there a down-side to them? When is thebest time to plant them?
If you’re talking aboutplanting shrubs that grow to10 feet tall, you might consid-er Nellie R. Stevens hollies.They’re more winter-hardythan oleanders. Fact is, onceyou get north of San Anto-nio-Houston, oleanders canfreeze clear to the ground inreally cold weather, not ex-actly what you want from aprivacy screen. In decreas-ing order of cold hardiness:red, pink and white types.Single types seem to hold upbetter than the doubles.Oth-er choices: Mary Nell holly,yaupon holly in shrub formand cherry laurel in acidicsoils. Willowleaf, also calledNeedlepoint, hollies are ex-cellent if you want some-thing with a mature heightof 7 to 8 feet.
 Dear Neil
: I have a largeand old fruiting mulberry inmy yard. In fact, it’s aboutthe only source of shade that I have. For the past two yearsbark has been peeling away from its trunk. About mid-summer the leaves in the topof the tree start turning yel-low, then they fall off. I don’twant to lose the tree. Whatcould I do? Is there anything I can wrap around the trunkto keep the bark from fallingoff?
It may be simply old agecatching up with a maturemulberry. Their life spanis 25 to 50 years. It’s alsopossible that borers havemoved into its trunk. Theywould cut off the flow of nu-trients and water to thoseleaves, resulting in theirdecline and drop. If the treeis really important to you,consider hiring an arbor-ist to take a look at it. Barkis a dead tissue, and it willalways fall away from treetrunks as they expand. Thefact that it started just twoyears ago and that the top of the tree is in distress are thetwo best clues.
 Dear Neil
: We need to killhoneysuckle vines that are growing all over our fence.What will do it?
Use a broadleafed weed-killer spray carefully ap-plied only to the honeysuck-le’s vigorous spring growthsometime during April. Infact, since you’ll eventu-ally have to remove all theold dead stubble anyway,you might just want to cutit back to the ground now,then spray the re-growth, soyou’d be able to direct yourspray more precisely towardthe ground and away fromother desirable plants.
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 Have a question you’d like Neil to consider? Mail it tohim in care of this newspa- per or e-mail him at mail-bag@sperrygardens.com. Neil regrets that he cannotreply to questions individu-ally.
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