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Agriculture

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  • Early season vegetable pests can be managed

     It is important to get vegetable seedlings and transplants off to a good start. There are a few early season insects that need to be managed to ensure plant establishment and healthy stands.  

  • Farm News

     Master Gardener plant fair

  • KFB searches for Farmer of the Year

     The 2013 Kentucky Farm Bureau “Farmer of the Year” application process is now open, and the organization is seeking the Commonwealth’s finest nominees for this prestigious award.

  • Watershed Watch Group Wins Award

    The Kentucky Environmental Quality Commission recognized individuals and groups for environmental stewardship during an awards ceremony at Berry Hill Mansion in Frankfort.

    Energy and Environment Cabinet Secretary Len Peters praised the recipients of the awards. “The passion that these individuals and entities have for environmental stewardship and problem solving is inspiring. Each year, I am rejuvenated by their stories, their commitment and the work that they do to improve our environment.”

  • Turkey Season

    With opening day of the statewide season just three weeks away, Kentucky turkey hunters can look forward to encountering gobblers of all ages this spring.

    “There will be a higher than average number of jakes (juvenile gobblers) compared to the 2-year-olds and older adult gobblers in our flocks,” said Steven Dobey, wild turkey program coordinator for the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources. “We should have another good spring season.”

  • Farmer of the Year Applications

    The 2013 Kentucky Farm Bureau “Farmer of the Year” application process is now open, and the organization is seeking the Commonwealth’s finest nominees for this prestigious award.

  • Farm Calendar - April 15, 2013

    Farmers market planning

    A planning meeting for the 2013 LaRue County Farmers Market will be 5:30 p.m. April 18 at the LaRue County Extension Office. Past and potential vendors are encouraged to attend the meeting. A tentative opening date for the market has been set for May 3.

     

    Bacon Creek Watershed Council to meet

  • 4H Talent Show

    The 4-H Talent Show was held recently in the LaRue County High School auditorium. 4-H members showcased their talents in vocal, instrumental, physical skills and theatrical categories. Results are as follows:

    Junior Instrumental

    Champion – Richard Pike

    Reserve Champion – Madison Wilmoth

    Blue – Sydney Pepper

    Senior Instrumental

    Champion – Leslie Pike

    Reserve Champion – Andrew Coy

    Blue – John, Millie and Anna Ronkainen

  • COLUMN: Five Keys to High Corn Yield

    There are five keys to high corn yields.

    By optimizing all of these five keys, the odds for producing high corn yields are much improved.

    1) Good hybrid genetics start with a high yielding hybrid and includes stress tolerance and defensive traits, such as disease tolerance. The best measuring stick we currently have for stress tolerance is yield over multiple locations. Different stresses are imposed at each location and hybrid performance across locations is a good indicator of general stress tolerance.