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Insights

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

Know Your Seed Tag

When selecting lawn or pasture seed there is a lot of information on the seed tag. What do the terms actually mean? Pure Seed: The percentage of the crop seed in weight. Inert Matter: The percentage in weight of sand,…

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Red Sky at Night, Sailor’s Delight

Over the years, everyone from farmers to sailors have looked for ways to read the weather. While we can’t always guarantee they’ll work, here are some old adages we hope will keep you warm and dry. Signs of good weather:…

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Vacation Care for Your Horse

Even on vacation, we never fully leave all our responsibilities at home.  When it comes to providing care for your horses in your absence, there are a few things you can do to keep your mind at ease. Preparation is…

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Help deer pay their ‘nutritional’ bills

In the world of deer hunting, we want an abundant, healthy deer population with lots of trophy bucks. However, too often nutritional resources aren’t available for an abundance of huge deer. In fact, mammals have a natural priority list of…

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Crate Training Tips

Do you have extra time at home? Are you thinking now is the perfect time to crate train your pet? No worries, we’ve got you covered! If you want to crate your puppy or dog, you persuade him or her. …

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Keep your spreads separated

The best thing since sliced bread is often the tasty, homemade spreads you put on it.  With the end of summer comes the season of canning jams, jellies, preserves, conserves, marmalades and fruit butter.  But do you know which is…

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Caring for Your Chickens During the Heat of Summer

As summer rolls on, it’s important to maintain your chickens’ health and comfort. The sticky summer heat can be harmful to your feathered friends. Chickens have a natural layer of thick insulation thanks to their feathers. While this can be…

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Traveling with Your Pet

If you plan on taking your dog or cat on a trip, here are some important tips to remember: NEVER leave your pet in a hot car. Pets cannot control their body temperature as effectively as humans. Just a few…

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Perils of Poison Ivy

Poison Ivy can cause a painful allergic rash that takes the form of small raised blisters on the skin. An oily residue or sap called urushiol can be found in the leaves, stems and roots of the poison ivy, poison…

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Prevent round bale fires

In order to ensure that you do not lose any big bales to spontaneous combustion this year, take the following precautions: 1. Make sure the material is well cured before baling – 25 percent moisture or less. 2. If bales…

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Lawn Weeds are Often Signals

Your lawn can’t tell you when something is wrong, but it can send you signals to warn of certain problems. Here’s what your lawn may be trying to tell you: White Clover – The presence of white clover may indicate…

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