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Agriculture

  • Farm News

    Kentucky Nut Growers Association meets
    The Kentucky Nut Growers Association will meet 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Hardin County Extension Office April 23.
    Guest speaker Dr. Ric Bessin will give a presentation on stinkbugs. Lunch will be potluck. For more information, contact Carl Ray at (270) 281-4800 or visit http://www.pawpaw.kysu.edu/KNGA.htm.  

    Farm Service Agency is relocating

  • Tips for profitable cash hay operations

    Cash hay sales can be an income source for the farmer who is willing to provide good management and to work at quality hay production and marketing. Several LaRue County farmers are already involved in hay production and marketing. Let’s briefly discuss some management tips that can help generate the most profit from this enterprise.

  • Insect traps going up across Kentucky

    As tourists and Kentucky residents travel across the state this spring and summer, they may see unfamiliar objects in the trees. These are not debris but rather traps for two potentially devastating tree insect pests—the emerald ash borer and the gypsy moth.

    “These traps do not contain anything toxic and are not going to cause infestations to develop," Townsend said. "They are designed to find insects that are already there." 

  • Campbellsville's Clay Hill Forest to sell plants

    In celebration of Earth Day, Campbellsville University's Clay Hill Memorial Forest will have a native plant sale 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. April 22.

    All proceeds from the sale will be used to support student research at Clay Hill Memorial Forest.

    A list of available plants can be viewed on the Clay Hill website at www.clayhillforest.org.

    Clay Hill Memorial Forest is located about eight miles from Campbellsville at 7426 Old Lebanon Road, about one mile north of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church.

  • Woodrich named state conservationist

    Karen Woodrich has been named Kentucky's USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service State Conservationist.

    Woodrich comes to Kentucky from Champaign, Ill., where she served as the Assistant State Conservationist for Operations.

    She has also served as acting state conservationist in Vermont, and an area conservationist covering 23 counties in Iowa.

  • Wildflower Weekend: A nature lovers retreat

    The Kentucky Native Plant Society’s Wildflower Weekend, April 29-May 1, is a chance for botanists, gardeners and nature lovers to enjoy the hundreds of species of native plants at Natural Bridge State Resort Park.
    The Kentucky Native Plant Society will be celebrating its 25th anniversary at the event. Field trips and walks will be offered at 8:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 4 p.m. on Friday; 8:30 a.m., 9 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 2 p.m. on Saturday; and at 9 a.m. on Sunday. All field trips leave from the Hemlock Lodge lobby.

  • Farm News

    Pork Producers
    meeting
    The LaRue County Pork Association will meet 7 p.m. April 18 at the LaRue County Extension Office. A meal will be served. All interested individuals are invited to attend.

    Kentucky Nut Growers Association meets

  • 4-H Calendar

    Register now for 4-H Camp

  • Prevent flowering of nodding thistle

    Musk thistle, or nodding thistle, is the most common type of thistle locally.  The primary growth period is generally in the spring through the early summer.  However, most seed germinate in the fall and form a rosette which grows close to the ground, often growing unnoticed until spring. The seed are easily carried by wind and spread to other areas, not a very neighborly thing to do.

  • Native Plant Society holds meeting, celebration at Natural Bridge State Park

    The Kentucky Native Plant Society's Wildflower Weekend, April 29-May 1, is a chance for botanists, gardeners and nature lovers to enjoy the hundreds of species of native plants at Natural Bridge State Resort Park.

    The Kentucky Native Plant Society will be celebrating its 25th anniversary at the event. Field trips and walks will be offered at 8:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 4 p.m. on Friday; 8:30 a.m., 9 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 2 p.m. on Saturday; and at 9 a.m. on Sunday. All field trips leave from the Hemlock Lodge lobby.