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Agriculture

  • Establishing late-summer forages

    The period from late summer into early fall in Kentucky is the best time to establish the common cool-season grasses such as orchardgrass, tall fescue, timothy and bluegrass for pasture or hay. These four grasses make up 95 percent of pasture acreage.

    Many years of research have shown this time frame is the best opportunity for successful establishment. Mother Nature has a hand in this because seed produced in late spring remains dormant until late summer and then early fall rainfall provides the moisture necessary for the seed to germinate.

  • LaRue County Cattlemens Association at AGstravaganza
  • Applications being accepted for the 2016-17 4-H Teen Leadership Academy
  • Farm Calendar - August 3, 2016

    LaRue Count Industrial Hemp Field Day

    An informational field day is scheduled for Thursday August 4 from 2 to 4 p.m. at David Pepper’s Farm behind his shop at 4566 Glendale Road in Hodgenville. There will be signs posted. Representatives from UK, WKU, and Atalo Holdings are scheduled to speak on the basics of raising hemp. They will also be sharing experiences with raising this new crop. Come out and learn more about this new crop opportunity. For more information call Daniel Carpenter at the LaRue County Extension Office at 270-358-3401.

  • Tomato Problems in the Garden
  • Harvesting blueberries, blackberries

    Summer months are the harvest season for blueberries and blackberries, both of which have the potential to grow very well in Kentucky. Harvest time for blueberries, which are native to North America, is from early June through early August. Blackberry harvest is from mid-June to early October. These delicious fruits offer several health benefits, and they capture the essence of summer in their sweetness.

  • Snavely visits LaRue County farm

    The Kentucky Soybean Board, in conjunction with the Kentucky Corn Growers and Kentucky Small Grain Council, hosted Energy and Environment Secretary Charles G. Snavely and his wife Shari on a series of farm tours on July 6-7.

    Snavely, who was appointed to his post by Governor Matt Bevin in December 2015, comes from a coal background and was eager to learn more about agriculture. He visited Fresh Start Farms in Hodgenville, which is owned and operated by Ryan Bivens.

  • Farm calendar - July 13, 2016

    LaRue County Farmers Market

    The LaRue County Farmers Market is now open on Thursdays through July 28. The Farmers Market will be located at 2533 Lincoln Farm Road next to the Lincoln Jamboree. If you or someone you know has an interest in selling at the Farmers Market, call the LaRue County Extension Office at 270-358- 3401.

    Pesticide Container Recycling

  • 4-H Calendar - July 13, 2016

    4-H Summer Day Camps

    Get Crafty! – July 14. Participants will learn how to make a canvas, a scrapbook page, a thank you card and an invitation. All completed projects from this day can be entered into the fair. There is a fee of $7 for this camp and lunch will be provided.  This day camp will be held at the LaRue County Extension Office from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Pre-registration is required.

    Fair 4H entires

  • Jumping Oak Gall

    Driving down the road, you might notice some trees have a light shade of brown to them compared to others. Most of these in Hardin, LaRue, Nelson, Jefferson, and Bullitt counties are white oaks. I’ve noticed several myself in LaRue County and even have a tree in my own yard that is showing symptoms. This white oak in my backyard is beautiful and about 10 feet around the trunk, so I really hope we never have to cut it down. The culprit that is causing problems is jumping oak galls.