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Agriculture

  • Farm calendar: updated 06/14/2011

    Pork Producers meet
    The LaRue County Pork Association will meet 7 p.m. June 20 at the LaRue County Extension Office in Hodgenville. A meal will be served. All interested individuals are invited to attend.
    ACRE deadline
    extended to Sept. 1
    The 2010 Average Crop Revenue Election (ACRE) production certification deadline has been extended to Sept. 1.

  • 4-H Calendar: Updated 06/14/2011

    Kentucky Youth Seminar
    The Kentucky Youth Seminar will be held June 22-24 in Lexington. Local eligible participants will be attending.
     
    Lice check for 4-H Camp
    The mandatory 4-H Camp head lice check will take place 4-5:30 p.m. June 27 at the Extension Office.
     
    4-H Camp
    Local youth, adults and teen leaders will attend 4-H Camp June 28-July 1 at Lake Cumberland.

  • Fusarium head blight in wheat

    The wheat disease Fusarium head blight (FHB) or head scab is at significant levels in many wheat fields across LaRue County and the state.
    FHB attacks wheat near and in the flowering stage. It can be particularly severe during wet weather. The continued wet, cloudy conditions in April provided excellent conditions for infection and likely favored multiple infection periods, which has resulted in a lot of disease development.
    Fusarium head blight is present in wheat fields every year to some extent, but some years are more severe than others.

  • Farm calendar: updated 06/07/2011

    Beef Producers meet June 14
    The LaRue County Beef Producers will meet 6 p.m. June 14 at Jerry Gaddie’s Farm. The field day program will feature cattle selection, hay harvest and handling, cattle handling and cattle health. Weather may cause changes in the program. Gaddie operates a backgrounding operation on Hall-Gaddie Road south of Hodgenville. A meal will be served. All interested producers are invited to attend.

    Rabies Clinics

  • Bullfrog season open

    The nightly chorus of the bullfrog is considered by many to be the song of summer.
    People, who spend a night sloshing through ponds and creeks gigging bullfrogs and then fry up their meaty legs for breakfast with eggs and hash browns, understand the allure of the bullfrog season.
    Kentucky’s bullfrog season extends through five months of warm weather, running through Oct. 31.
    The daily limit is 15 bullfrogs. By regulation, each day of taking bullfrogs begins at noon and ends at noon the following day.

  • FSA office nominations

    Farmers, ranchers and other agricultural producers have until Aug. 1 to nominate eligible candidates to serve on local Farm Service Agency county committees.
    To hold office as a county committee member, a person must participate or cooperate in a program administered by FSA, be eligible to vote in a county committee election and reside in the local administrative area (LAA) in which the person is a candidate. A complete list of eligibility requirements is posted at http://www.fsa.usda.gov/Internet/FSA_File/fsa_ccelections_2011.pdf.

  • 4-H Calendar: Updated 06/07/2011

    4-H Camp Adult and Teen Leader Training
    The 4-H Camp Adult and Teen Leader Training will take place 6 p.m. June 8 at the LaRue County Extension office.

    Cooking Club picnic
    The 4-H Cooking Club will have a picnic at the Lincoln Farm picnic area 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. June 9. Members are asked to bring a side dish or dessert item. The club will provide the meat and drinks.  
     
    Rabbit Club picnic at Lincoln Farm

  • Flooded forage cut for hay may affect livestock

    Flood damaged forage may have elevated levels of ash or bacterial contamination. Both must be considered when feeding livestock.
    Internal mineral content of forages is usually 6 to 8 percent and forage normally has 2 to 4 percent soil contamination is largely silica (sand) and of no nutritional value to animals. This means that forage fed to animals should be increased when ash levels are above 10 to 12 percent and the value of forage reduced correspondingly.

  • 4-H calendar

    Gardening Club
    The 4-H Gardening will meet at 10:30 a.m. June 4 at Lee’s Garden Center.
     
    4-H Council
    The 4-H Council will meet at noon June 6 at the Extension Service office.
     
    Horse Club
    The Wranglers 4-H Horse Club will meet at 7 p.m. June 7.
     
    4-H Camp Adult and Teen Leader Training
    The 4-H Camp Adult and Teen Leader Training will take place 6 p.m. June 8 at the Extension Service office.

  • Tips for holding tobacco transplants

    Due to wet weather, tobacco growers are having to hold field-ready transplants. Below are some brief suggestions for holding transplants.
    Maintain a low level of fertility:  Reducing fertility levels to the 25 to 50 parts per million of nitrogen will slow growth and reduce the amount of rank green leaf material that is susceptible to bacterial rots.