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Agriculture

  • 2015 county corn variety plot results

    The LaRue County Extension Service annually conducts a corn variety test plot in cooperation with a local farmer and participating grain dealers. The cooperator for 2015 was Fresh Start Farms operated by Ryan Bivens. Seed companies supply seed (limit of two varieties), assist at planting and harvest, and sponsor a field day.

    Farmers can use this yield information, along with the Kentucky Hybrid Corn Performance Test, and other plot data to help decide which varieties to grow next year.

  • 2015 county corn variety plot results

    The LaRue County Extension Service annually conducts a corn variety test plot in cooperation with a local farmer and participating grain dealers. The cooperator for 2015 was Fresh Start Farms operated by Ryan Bivens. Seed companies supply seed (limit of two varieties), assist at planting and harvest, and sponsor a field day.

    Farmers can use this yield information, along with the Kentucky Hybrid Corn Performance Test, and other plot data to help decide which varieties to grow next year.

  • Farm Calendar – October 7, 2015

    Beef Meeting- October 13

    The LaRue County Beef Cattle Association will meet at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, October 13 at the LaRue County Extension Office. The program will be presented by Pennington Seeds representatives Kyle Pinger and Katie Harver. The topic is “A View to Improve Your Pastures.” Pennington Seeds and Southern States are meeting sponsors. All interested individuals are welcome to attend and a meal will be served. For information call the extension office at 270-358-3401.

    No-till drills

  • Free Soil Testing Can Help Determine Pasture Fertilization Needs

    Farmers need to allocate their resources wisely. Whether or not to fertilize pasture and/or hay fields is one such decision.

    The answer depends on a grower’s specific situation. When considering the answer, the first thing to do is examine field soil test levels. If soil samples have not been taken within the past three years, it would be wise to collect new ones before making a decision. That alone, can save considerable money.

  • 4-H Calendar - September 30, 2015

    4-H shooting club

    The 4-H Shooting Sports Club meets on the first and third Thursdays of the month at 6:30 p.m. at the New Haven Gun Club.

    Lincoln Days

    LaRue County 4-H will be selling cotton candy during the Lincoln Days festival. If you would like to volunteer, please call 270-358-3401 to sign up.

    4-H Livestock Club

  • Farm Calendar – September 30, 2015

    Small Ruminant Profit School

  • 4-H Country Ham Auction to be held at Lincoln Days

    As the State Fair has concluded, we have now wrapped up the 4-H Country Ham project for 2015. We will be holding an auction for the country hams at noon on Saturday, October 3 during Lincoln Days at the secondary stage by Garrett’s Jewelry on Water Street. The minimum bid is $35. Each child who participated in the project has the option to sell one of their hams.

  • Wheat Profitability, Budgets, Varieties

    LaRue County farmers will soon be seeding wheat for fall cover crop, haylage, hay, and grain. While wheat prices are low (as are all grain prices), there will likely be several thousand acres of wheat planted over the next few weeks.

    Profitability for growing wheat for grain or a wheat/soybean double crop this year may be very challenging. UK Extension Economist Greg Halich discusses this in his annual Wheat Planting Decision publication, which is available at the LaRue County Extension Office.

  • Harvest time in LaRue!

    Local farmers have begun harvesting another excellent corn crop. Many fields will probably exceed 200 bushels per acre. Rains were very timely for this year’s crop.

    –David Harrison, LaRue County Extension Agent. 

  • Farm Calendar

    Small Ruminant Profit School