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Charles and Linda Shackelford key partners in helping OSU grow gardening enthusiasm, industry support

STILLWATER, Okla. – Charles and Linda Shackelford never really saw themselves as champions of horticulture, but their success in growing TLC – one of the Southern Plains’ top florist, greenhouse and nursery businesses – made spreading their own brand of “tender loving care” to gardening enthusiasts and the industry a natural progression.
Snakes are more scared of you than you are of them

STILLWATER, Okla. – Spending time outdoors, tending to a garden, working on a brush pile or even weed eating the yard will increase the chances of encountering one of Oklahoma’s slithery occupants.
Snake bites to people, pets and livestock

STILLWATER, Okla. – Snakebites do not typically occur because the reptile is attacking or being overly aggressive. Rather, most are the result of the timid creature being startled and going into self-defense mode.
Pecan Crop Load Thinning Field Day slated Aug. 9

STILLWATER, Okla. – The pecan industry is a booming business in Oklahoma with an average of about 18 million pounds being harvested every year.
How to ID a venomous snake

STILLWATER, Okla. – Most snakes are harmless to humans. They pose no real threat, lack venom and are oftentimes very docile.
Only seven species of snake found in Oklahoma are venomous

STILLWATER, Okla. – The vast majority of the more than 40 species of snake found in Oklahoma are nonvenomous, but that does not mean they do not strike fear in many people.
The latest buzz on Zika and Oklahoma

STILLWATER, Okla. – Amid ongoing global concern around Zika and an anticipated spike in international travel with the Olympics set to kickoff in Brazil Aug. 5, Oklahoma State University experts are continuing to monitor mosquito populations across the state.

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