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Agriculture

  • Beneficial snakes

    Many people fear snakes, but despite the fright they can cause, the majority of snakes are beneficial. Of the 33 varieties of snakes in Kentucky, only four are venomous (Northern copperhead, Western cottonmouth (water moccasin), timber rattlesnake, and pygmy rattlesnake.

    Most snakes you encounter around your home are harmless. If you are scared of them, try to remember that they are useful as they keep the rodent population in check by eating mice, rats, chipmunks and even toads, insects and other pests.

  • Tomato Problems in the Garden

    There is nothing better than the first, juicy, red tomato from the garden. So you can imagine the disappointment of many local gardeners when reaching for one on the vine only to find that all of the leaves on their tomato plants are dying from the ground up!

  • Farm calendar - July 12, 2017

    Pesticide container recycling

  • New fishing regulations proposed for 2018

    The Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Commission proposed several new fishing regulations at a special called meeting on Friday, July 7.

    The commission recommends all hunting, fishing and boating regulations for approval by the General Assembly and approves all expenditures by the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources. All recommendations must be approved by legislators before they become law.

    If approved by legislators, fisheries regulations proposed at the meeting would take effect March 1, 2018.

  • Help Wanted for Wild Turkey Survey

    The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources is calling on interested hunters and citizens to participate in a simple survey of wild turkeys this summer. Data resulting from the survey will provide valuable information for the department’s turkey management program.

  • Farm calendar - July 5, 2017

    Pesticide container recycling

  • LCHS student attends Institute for Future Agriculture Leaders

    LaRue County High School junior Cole Holt recently returned home from Kentucky Farm Bureau’s Institute for Future Agricultural Leaders (IFAL).

    Holt and 43 other high school students from around the state attended the five-day summer leadership conference, held June 18-22 at the University of Kentucky. 

  • Preventing hay fires

    You can prevent hay bale or barn fires if you bale hay at appropriate moistures and monitor the temperature of recently baled hay.

    Generally, hay will go through a heating phase within one to two weeks after baling. During this time, you should monitor the hay to make sure it doesn’t reach temperatures that can damage the hay or lead to spontaneous combustion.

  • Problems with White Pines

    Without a doubt the most commonly planted evergreen tree in LaRue County is the Eastern White Pine. We have had several calls into the office over the last couple of weeks from homeowners worried about what to do with white pine trees that have died or are simply not looking as lush as they once were.

  • Farm calendar - June 28, 2017

    Agriculture Development Council Meeting

    The LaRue County Agriculture Development Council will be meeting at 7 p.m. on Thursday June 29 at the LaRue County Extension Office. For more information contact the LaRue County Extension Office 270-358-3401.

    Pesticide container recycling