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  • Each winter and spring, we get questions about a weed seen growing around pastures and livestock barns that causes a painful, burning irritation to the skin if touched.  This weed is called stinging nettle. Stinging nettle (Urtica chamaedryoides) is a winter annual weed that is commonly seen in late winter and early spring.  It can…

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  • We are now taking orders for this year’s plant sale.  The deadline to place your order is February 28, 2018.  The form can be downloaded here: 2018 4-H Plant Order Form, or you can view the order form below.

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  • Lawn Burweed Control

    During the past year we have received several calls about stickers in home lawns during the Springtime.  The cause of these inconvenient stickers that prevent you from walking barefoot in the yard is a weed commonly called Burweed or Spurweed.  Burweed is a winter annual weed that germinates during the early Fall months.  It grows…

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