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Agriculture

  • Emerald ash borers starting to emerge

    The first case of emerald ash borers emerging this spring was found the week of April 16 in Jefferson County. Since the borers do not emerge all at once, owners of ash trees need to watch for signs of the pest during the next three to four weeks, said Lee Townsend, extension entomology professor in the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture.
    The borer’s emergence is almost three weeks ahead of normal due to the mild winter and a very warm March, Townsend said.

  • Lexington area horse tour offered

    Some Hardin, LaRue and Meade county horse owners recently completed another successful four-session horse college featuring discussions on nutrition, health, hoof care, and facilities and horse behavior. The participants requested a tour of the horse industry in Lexington.
    In response to their request, Dr. Robert Coleman, University of Kentucky Extension equine specialist and coordinator of the Horse College has arranged a one-day motor coach tour to some interesting horse locations in the Lexington area.

  • LCHS greenhouse open through end of school year

     This year's production in the LaRue County High School agriscience greenhouse has been a huge success story. The season opening was April 16 and sales have been strong since then. 

    The community has traditionally rallied to support the efforts of local high school students by purchasing the vast array of bedding plants and a great selection of high quality hanging baskets in the area. 

  • Farmer's Market opens May 4

     Beginning Friday, May 4, LaRue County residents and passersby will be able to enjoy the homegrown goodness of products from the annual LaRue County Farmer’s Market. 

  • 4-H News updated 4-25-12

    Explorers
    The LaRue County 4-H Explorers Club will meet 3:30-5 p.m. April 25 at the Extension Office. For more information, call 358-3401.

    Rabbit Club
    The LaRue County 4-H Rabbit Club will meet 2-3 p.m. April 27 at the Extension Office.  
     
    Wranglers
    The LaRue County 4-H Wranglers Horse Club will meet 7 p.m. May 1 at the Extension Office.
     
    Cloverbuds
    The LaRue County 4-H Cloverbuds will meet 3:30-4:45 p.m. May 2 at the Extension Office.

  • Farm News updated 4-25-12

    Good Agricultural Practices training
    GAP (Good Agricultural Practices) training will be offered at the LaRue County Extension office 5:30-7:30 p.m. April 26. Register by calling 270-358-3401.

    Farmers Market
    The LaRue County Farmers Market will open 2-5:30 p.m. May 4.

    Forest Leadership Program

  • PHOTOS: LaRue hunters harvest large birds
  • Volunteers sought for water quality monitoring, training on April 28

    The Kentucky Watershed Watch Program is offering free training to persons interested in learning how to take water samples and monitor water quality in the Upper Green River Basin.
    The training will be 8:15 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, April 28 in Room 2134 of the Engineering Biologic Science Building, 1500 Chestnut Street on the Western Kentucky University campus in Bowling Green. Participants are advised to dress for field work, since some of the training will take place at a local stream.

  • Introduced plants can cause problems

    Many plants classified as weeds are not native to the United States. Most have been introduced through travel and trading in commerce with other parts of the world. Here are a few of the better known non-native weeds we now find locally.  

  • Conservation District offers scholarships to Forestry Camp

     The LaRue County Conservation District will be offering partial and possibly full scholarships to the Kentucky Forest Leadership Program hosted by the University of Kentucky at the Lake Cumberland 4-H Educational Center in Jabez Kentucky.