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Agriculture

  • 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

  • Farm calendar - June 21, 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

  • 2017 LaRue Co. Fair Floral Hall Results

    87 Entries

    Grand Champion- Isabella Day with 11 Blue Ribbons

    The Floral Hall exhibit was managed by the County Extension Homemaker organization. In the Floral Hall, 1st, 2nd or 3rd place ribbons are awarded according to the merit of each individual item regardless of the number of entries in a class. Judges do not have to automatically give any ribbons or a 1st place ribbon if they don’t think the item deserves that placing.

    Food Department

    Cakes

    Chocolate Cake

    First, Melissa Sanders

    Jam Cake

  • Take control of weeds in the vegetable garden

     Home gardeners look forward to that first ripe tomato or ear of corn they pick from their carefully tended gardens. But after some vigorous weed pulling on a hot, humid day, you may wonder if it is all worth it. 

    Weeds compete with crops for water, nutrients and sunlight.  Some weeds, like quackgrass, can chemically inhibit vegetable plant growth. Others host insect pests and disease pathogens.  All of these result in fewer fresh vegetables for your table. 

  • Plan Ahead for Successful Summer Canning

    Whether you’ve been canning for years or are just starting out, now’s the time to plan ahead, so that you’ll be ready to make the most of this summer’s fresh fruits and vegetables.

    First, you need to decide which type of canner you’ll be using. There are two types of canners available: boiling water canners and pressure canners. A boiling water canner can safely be used to can high-acid foods like fruits, jams, jellies, pickles and acidified tomato products.