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Read the latest articles from the experts at Stockdale’s and the Tennessee Farmers Cooperative.

Keeping Pets Safe During Summer

Summer heat is here and staying safe can be tough, but what about your pets? Check out these tips to keep your pets hydrated and safe during hot weather. Water, water everywhere! Make watering your pet the first and last…

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Safe Handling of Pesticides

Farmers and gardeners can control insect pests with reasonable safety by observing these safety rules: Keep pesticides in the original, labeled container. Keep pesticides in a locked storage cabinet or contained environment. Read the label each time you use the…

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Washing Eggs

Egg washing practices are a highly debated topic among chicken enthusiasts. There are many safe ways to prepare eggs for eating. With a little common sense and knowledge of egg anatomy, you can rest assured that your backyard eggs are…

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Safety Tips for Grilling Season

Get the steaks, shish kabobs, chicken wings, and burgers out because it is grilling time! While grilling can be all kinds of fun, it is not all fun and games and should be taken seriously. Safety has to be the…

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Happy (and Safe) Trails to You This Summer!

If you’re an equine enthusiast, June is likely the beginning of one of your favorite seasons.  With the extra hours of sunlight and warm temperatures, summer is perfect for creating those memorable outdoor adventures with your horse. Before you load…

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Butterflies in Bloom

Swarms of butterflies can transform a backyard patch into a magical garden, but it is not magic that makes them flutter around your house. You see, butterflies are attracted to flowers that have a heavy perfume. These flowers contain carbohydrates…

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Farriers are a horse’s best friend

Choosing a farrier may be one of the most important things you ever do for the well-being of your horse. Your farrier has more to do with your horse’s day-to-day comfort and soundness than anyone except you. Make your choice…

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Stay safe in the summer sun

Summer is right around the corner. The kids are home, families are out in the hay field, and Saturdays are spent in the pool. While managing all these and more, it’s so easy to let sun protection slip through the…

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Target Trouble Areas with Spot Sprayers

So you don’t have enough acreage to need a large, self-propelled or tractor-mounted sprayer, but you have more ground to cover than a small, hand-held sprayer will handle. Your solution is a spot sprayer. Unlike boom or broadcast sprayers, which…

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Steps to kick weeds out of your lawn

There are so many types of weed killers available that choosing the one best suited for your lawn’s needs can be confusing and frustrating. Here are three steps to help kick those pesky weeds out of your lawn: Identifying the…

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Hare Care

There are so many dogs and cats in the world, sometimes we forget that people also enjoy other kinds of pets — like rabbits. In the “old days,” no self-respecting barnyard would be caught without a sturdy, wood-and-wire hutch containing…

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It’s time to begin your fly control program

For grazing cattle in the Southeast, warmer weather often signals the onset of those annoying flying pests during the months commonly referred to as “fly season.” In our area, fly season typically runs from the last frost in the spring to…

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