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Laurel Wilt Disease Detected on Sassafras Trees in Montgomery County, Dickson County

 

Tennessee Department of AgricultureNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Agriculture (TDA) is advising forest landowners to monitor their sassafras trees after detecting laurel wilt disease in Montgomery County and Dickson County.

Laurel wilt is a fungal disease caused by an invasive pathogen, Raffaelea lauricola, which can affect a range of plants in the Lauraceae family, including sassafras and spicebush in Tennessee.

Sassafras Tree infected by Laurel Wilt Disease.

Sassafras Tree infected by Laurel Wilt Disease.

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Tennessee Agricultural Enhancement Program will offer New Options for Farmers

 

Tennessee Department of AgricultureNashville, TN – New options and changes has been announced by the Tennessee Agricultural Enhancement Program (TAEP) to better assist Tennessee farmers diversifying, expanding, and improving their farming operations.

A recent review of the program aligns with Tennessee Governor Bill Lee’s priority of advancing rural economic development. He supports TAEP and understands the value it brings to communities statewide.

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Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission makes adjustments to Duck Blind Drawings

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRACookeville, TN – At the June meeting of the Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission adjustments were made for the August handheld duck bling drawings and an update on a fisheries research cooperative effort was given among the agenda items.

At the TFWC’s May meeting, the commission requested Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency staff review the handheld duck blind drawing process for consistency and ways to reduce the likelihood of buying/selling of blind sites.

Update of Fisheries Cooperative given at June TFWC Meeting.

Update of Fisheries Cooperative given at June TFWC Meeting.

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Tennessee Department of Agriculture says 22 Tennessee Horses test positive for Equine Piroplasmosis

 

Tennessee Department of AgricultureNashville, TN – Tennessee Department of Agriculture reports that the state veterinarian’s office is investigating an outbreak of Equine Piroplasmosis (EP) in a group of racing Quarter Horses in Middle Tennessee.

Twenty-two horses have tested positive for EP in five locations within Bedford County, Rutherford County, and Williamson County. The horses are all under quarantine and being treated.

Tennessee Department of Agriculture reports Equine Piroplasmosis Detected in 22 Tennessee Horses.

Tennessee Department of Agriculture reports Equine Piroplasmosis Detected in 22 Tennessee Horses.

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Tennessee Department of Agriculture Responds to Flood Damage

 

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Tennessee Department of AgricultureNashville, TN – Following the rains and flooding that led to a State of Emergency in Tennessee, the Tennessee Department of Agriculture (TDA) is coordinating with partners to assess damage, monitor food and fuel supplies, and assist farmers as floodwaters recede.

The Cumberland River overflowing onto the farm land across from Riverside Drive in Clarksville.

The Cumberland River overflowing onto the farm land across from Riverside Drive in Clarksville.

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Tennessee Department of Agriculture Industrial Hemp Grower applications due February 15th

 

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Tennessee Department of AgricultureNashville, TN – Tennesseans interested in growing industrial hemp in 2019 have ten days remaining to submit required applications. The deadline to apply for the Tennessee Department of Agriculture (TDA) industrial hemp grower license is 4:30pm CST, on February 15th, 2019.

Federal and state laws require Tennessee industrial hemp growers be licensed through TDA’s industrial hemp program.

Tennessee Department of Agriculture deadline for Industrial Hemp Grower applications is February 15th.

Tennessee Department of Agriculture deadline for Industrial Hemp Grower applications is February 15th.

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Tennessee Department of Agriculture, Nothing Says Holiday Like a Trip to the Christmas Tree Farm

 

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Tennessee Department of AgricultureNashville, TN – Christmas is just around the corner, which means now is the time to start planning a trip to a local tree farm says the Tennessee Department of Agriculture. As the cool, crisp air draws near, a visit to the farm is the perfect outdoor adventure to generate some holiday spirit and family fun.

Many farms sell Christmas trees between Black Friday and Christmas Eve, with some starting as soon as November 17th.

A Christmas Tree Farm

A Christmas Tree Farm

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Tennessee Department of Agriculture announces additional Counties Quarantined for Emerald Ash Borer

 

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Tennessee Department of AgricultureNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Agriculture reports that three Tennessee counties have been quarantined for Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) after detection of the forest-devastating insect, bringing the total number of Tennessee counties under a state and federal EAB quarantine to 62.

Cheatham County, Giles County, and Maury County now added to Tennessee and Federal Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) quarantine.

Cheatham County, Giles County, and Maury County now added to Tennessee and Federal Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) quarantine.

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Tennessee Department of Agriculture says State Fair Season is in Full Swing

 

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Tennessee Department of AgricultureNashville, TN – While Tennesseans settle into a new school year and get ready for fall, the fair season is still going strong says the Tennessee Department of Agriculture.

Fairs fill a unique role in our communities, providing all visitors the chance to have fun, learn about Tennessee’s agricultural past, and see the promise of its future.

Fairs in Tennessee are going on now through October.

Fairs in Tennessee are going on now through October.

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Tennessee Department of Agriculture says Save Your Shade, Treat Trees Right During Summer Heat

 

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Tennessee Department of AgricultureNashville, TN – Care for young trees during the summer, and they’ll grow up to offer you protection from the sun for years to come says the Tennessee Department of Agriculture. 

As the fiercest weeks of summer continue, lawns filled with valuable trees and other perennial plants are at risk from scorching heat and, sometimes, limited rain.

Tennessee Department of Agriculture has information about tree care and maintenance including selection, planting, and pruning.

Tennessee Department of Agriculture has information about tree care and maintenance including selection, planting, and pruning.

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