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November’s Frigid Polar Vortex Now Impacting Area Foliage

November’s Frigid Polar Vortex Now Impacting Area Foliage

Despite the welcome rains from this spring, Prowers County residents have noticed that some of their trees are in distress, losing leaves as if it were already autumn.  According to Shelly Simmons,  Assistant District Forester of the Colorado State Forest Service, La Junta District, a part of the situation stems from the intense cold snap we experienced […]

The 2015 Wheat Field Day in Prowers County Will Highlight Advances in Wheat Research

The 2015 Wheat Field Day in Prowers County Will Highlight Advances in Wheat Research

Southeastern Colorado wheat producers will gain insight into the highest-yielding varieties in the Colorado State University (CSU) Uniform Variety Performance Trial by attending the Wheat Field Day in Prowers County on June 11.  This year, there will be a wide range of varieties, including advanced entries from Dr. Scott Haley’s breeding program, released varieties from […]

4-H Horse Members Show Their Versatility

4-H Horse Members Show Their Versatility

By Lacey Mann, CSU 4-H Extension Agent, Bent & Prowers Counties Southeast Area The Prowers County 4-H Horse Committee hosted the first versatility and ranch horse show of the season May 10 in Wiley, Colo. 4-H horse members traveled from Cheyenne, Otero and Prowers counties to demonstrate their horsemanship, trail and cattle sorting skills. This […]

Enjoy the Taste of Eating Right

Enjoy the Taste of Eating Right

The 2014 National Nutrition Month® theme, “Enjoy the Taste of Eating Right”, encourages people to explore new foods and flavors, keeping taste and nutrition on their plate at every meal. Research confirms that taste is the number-one reason why one food is purchased over another. Extension Agent Kaye Kasza urges everyone to enjoy a variety […]

Pesticide Applicator Continuing Education Credit Workshops

Pesticide Applicator Continuing Education Credit Workshops

In the state of Colorado, pesticide application is regulated by a very strict set of laws enforced by the Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA). Some of the regulations include the licensing of private, commercial, limited-commercial, and public pesticide applicators. The purpose of the license is to demonstrate a level of competency by pesticide users on […]

No Bull, DVI attends annual 4-H Leadership Development Conference

No Bull, DVI attends annual 4-H Leadership Development Conference

Southeast Area—District VI sent 17 youth and three agents to the annual 4-H Leadership Development Conference held in Denver.  This year’s theme, “Kindle the Fire in 4-H,” included think tanks with youth working together to stop bullying in its tracks and a visit to the state Capitol to visit with state legislators. Upon arrival the […]

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Local Students Compete in Livestock Quiz Bowl at Nat West Round-Up

  Southeast Area—District VI is sending a livestock quiz bowl team and a grand champion artistic clothing model to the 2014 National Western Round-Up Competition January 9 through 12 in Denver, Colo.  Rhett Larsen, Chad Russell, Blake Muller and Joel Souders make up the livestock quiz bowl team and Kylee Holden will compete in the […]

Four Tips to Avoid Overeating

Four Tips to Avoid Overeating

    Excited about all of the great food around the holidays?  Here are some tips you can use today to avoid overeating: Tip 1:   Slow down!  Take smaller bites and chew thoroughly.  Eating slowly allows you to actually taste and enjoy what you are eating, which in turn may lead to making healthier food […]

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Use of Reference Strips to Determine Nitrogen Fertilizer Requirements

Article by Wilma Trujillo In the late 1990’s, Oklahoma State University (OSU) developed a way to determine nitrogen (N) fertilizer requirements. The developed N management strategy addresses two conditions that greatly affect how much N fertilizer a crop will need for maximum yield: (a) variability within a field (spatial variability); and (b) year-to-year variability over […]

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District VI on the Go

    By Lacey Mann, CSU 4-H Extension Agent, Bent & Prowers Counties Southeast Area— District VI 4-H members have been busy since the first of the year attending Leadership Development Conference, District Retreat, electing new officers and selecting Citizenship Washington Focus attendees, all the members have geared up for the 2013 year.    In January, […]

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Cooking Matters with Diabetes

Do you or a loved one have diabetes? Have you been told that you may be at risk of developing diabetes? Diabetes is a national health concern. Information obtained from the Colorado Health Department finds that in the Southeast region 10.5% of the adults have been diagnosed with diabetes, Otero County 12.4%, and the state […]

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Local CSU Extension Provides Do-It-Yourself Energy Assessment

  South East Area Extension Offices Offer New Home Energy Audit Loan Program The power is in your hands—CSU Southeast Area Extension Offices have a new set of tools to loan out to aid you in conducting an audit of energy use (and waste) in your home. Part of our Home Energy Audit Loan program […]

Commercial Pesticide Applicators:  New Feature Streamlines Testing Process

Commercial Pesticide Applicators: New Feature Streamlines Testing Process

LAKEWOOD, Colo. – The Colorado Department of Agriculture is proud to announce a new testing feature to assist those taking CDA’s Commercial Pesticide Applicator examinations. “This new feature allows Coloradans to take this important test without traveling to Denver,” said CDA Plant Industry Division Director, Mitch Yergert.  “This provides time efficiency for those taking the […]

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South Central District 4-H Retreat

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – March 26, 2012 By Lacey Mann, CSU 4-H Extension Agent, Bent & Prowers Counties Southeast Area—Seven District VI 4-H members attended the annual South Central District (SCD) 4-H Retreat held in Nathrop, Colo. March 16-18.  4-H members Tiana and Mitch Garcia, Rachelle Siefkas, Bent County; Rod Hall, Crowley County, Chase Holden and […]

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Fire Mitigation on the Southeastern Plains of Colorado

Fire is always a concern for the Southeastern Plains of Colorado, but with the dry conditions currently being experienced it is should be even more so.   Of course another issue we have this time of year is winds. The combination of dry conditions and wind can give afire a head start in a short time. […]