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Agriculture

  • Farm Calendar - April 16, 2014

    Tobacco GAP Training

    The LaRue County Extension office will conduct Tobacco Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) training via an interactive audio video computer connection on Lync at 10 a.m. April 16, and 7 p.m. April 22. If interested and plan to attend, call 270-358-3401 so materials can be ordered. Growers need to register and get a grower ID before the training. Register at www.gapconnections.com.

     

    Pork Producers meet

  • Farm Bureau seeks 'Farmer of the Year'

    The 2014 Kentucky Farm Bureau “Farmer of the Year” application process is now open, and the organization is seeking the Commonwealth’s finest nominees for this prestigious award.

  • CORN: Five keys for high yielding corn

     There are five keys to high corn yields: 1) good genetics, 2) maximize days suitable for growing, 3) achieve 90 to 95 percent light interception at or close to silking, 4) adequate nutrients to complete plant growth and seed fill, and 5) adequate water and air to complete plant growth and seed fill.

    By optimizing all of these five keys, the odds for producing high corn yields are much improved.

  • COLUMN: Grow a nutritious garden in a pot

     Don’t let a lack of time or space get in the way of gardening your way to a healthy lifestyle. Plant a container of nutritious vegetables and herbs.  Include a few planters on the front porch, back patio or right outside the kitchen door.

    All that’s needed is some potting mix, fertilizer, plants and a container with drainage holes. A 15-to-24-inch diameter pot or 24-to-36-inch long window box is a good starting size. Bigger containers hold more plants and moisture longer, so it can be watered less frequently.

  • 4-H Calendar - April 16, 2014

     Cooking Club

    The 4-H Cooking Club will meet 3:30-5 p.m. April 17 at the Extension office.

     

    Photography Club

    The 4-H Photography Club will meet 2-3 p.m. April 18 at the Extension office. (Note date change.)

     

    Rabbit Club

    The 4-H Rabbit Club will meet 5 p.m. April 21 at the Extension office.

     

    Arts & Crafts Explorers

  • Farm News - April 9, 2014

    Tobacco GAP Training
    Tobacco Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) training is needed for those who grow tobacco for 2014. There will be a training session at the Elizabethtown Receiving Station 6 p.m. April 15. This is a private, company-sponsored meeting, but all growers are welcome if they RSVP by calling the Elizabethtown Receiving Station at 270-360-8436.

  • COLUMN: Ear tags control flies

     Insecticide-impregnated cattle ear tags release small amounts of an insecticide which are distributed over the animal in skin oils and during grooming or rubbing. Ear tags can provide long term control of horn flies and some reduction in face fly numbers. Some things to consider in selection and use follow.

    Read the label before you buy. All tags are labeled for beef cattle, but not all are approved for use on lactating dairy cows. Also, check for any limitations for use, such as animal age.

  • PHOTO: Potted Few

     After a winter hiatus, the Fort Knox Potted Few Garden Club met in March to welcome Spring. Renate Gosser and Linda Novak were hostesses. Gosser and Joyce Kelly presented a "Spring is Sprung" program on how to create an inside planter in a container. The next meeting will be 10 a.m. April 16 at the Glendale home of Bonnie Lush with Marilyn Ardisson as co-host. The program will be about "Fine Gardening" with Bob and Mary Ann Hines. Details are available from Ardisson at 270-307-8670. 

  • PHOTO: 4-H Donation
  • Farm Calendar - April 2, 2014

    Fundraiser deadline
    The deadline to turn in all Webb’s butcher block fundraiser orders is April 7.

    4-H Council meets
    The 4-H Council will meet 6:30 p.m. April 7 at the LaRue County Extension office.
     
    Wranglers
    The 4-H Wranglers Horse Club will meet 7 p.m. April 8 at the LaRue County Extension office.
     
    Cloverbuds
    The 4-H Cloverbuds will meet 3:30-4:45 p.m. Wednesday, April 9 at the Extension office. The Cloverbud program is for youth ages 5 to 8 years old or K-3rd grades.