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

Tips for Cultivating Carrots

Carrots are one of the most nutritious garden vegetables. One carrot packs a whopping dose of antioxidants, plus Vitamins A and C.  Carrots can also be one of the most difficult vegetables to grow. Here are a few tips for…

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Change Tags to Avoid Resistance

  Fly tags are an efficient, economical way to control flies. It is a good practice to rotate compounds occasionally to prevent flies from building up resistance to the insecticides. When you rotate tags, be sure to actually rotate compounds…

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Manage Closely to Prevent Laminitis, Colic

With springtime comes warm, sunny days and an abundance of lush, green pasture, as well as an increased incidence of laminitis and colic. Fresh pasture can be a great source of relatively inexpensive nutrition for horses. A well-managed pasture can…

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The What and When of Fertilizing Your Lawn

Regular applications of fertilizer are critical to establishing and maintaining a good lawn. Fertilizers are usually labeled with three numbers, such as 20-10-15. Each number designates a percentage by weight of three nutrients: nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium or N-P-K. Since…

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Fight the Pasture Flowers

Ever looked across your pasture during the late winter to early spring and smile when you saw how nice it was greening up? That smile could turn into a frown quickly if you take a close look at what is…

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Calling All Hummingbirds

In the spring, hummingbirds return to their warm-weather homes, hungry from their long migration. Want them to visit your yard? Plant species of flowers with varying bloom periods to provide a continuous feeding source throughout the summer and early fall.…

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Stress Less

When flies arrive on the farm, so does stress. Not only does the producer suffer as he or she wonders how much damage the flies will do to the herd, but, more importantly, the pesky insects create a stressful environment…

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Crop Rotation: It’s for gardens, too

Rotating crops is a management practice that farmers have used for years to keep production at its peak in their fields. But gardeners can benefit from this practice as well.Planting the same vegetables in the same place year after year…

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Stockdale’s response to Coronavirus

Valued Stockdale’s Customer, Stockdale’s is working diligently to keep all customers and employees safe while providing you with the products you need. At this time, we are staying open and will continue to operate normally. The following practices have been…

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Planting Food Plots? The Time is Now!

Planting food plots on hunting grounds is a great way to attract more deer and help them develop larger antlers. If you’re a sportsman wondering when is the proper time to plant those plots, the simple answer is now. In…

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Removing Mirror Blind Spots

Some of the most serious preventable accidents occur because of blind spots while driving. Now there is a remarkable yet simple solution discovered by an engineer named George Platter. The National Safety Council tested his theory and discovered, to their…

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Five ways to improve forage production

Dr. Gary Bates, Plant and Soil Science, UT Extension Service One of our goals should be to get the most out of everything we do. Apply this philosophy to the forage program on your farm. Are you being efficient, or…

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