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Agriculture

  • Apple harvest time comes again

    LaRue County is fortunate to have two commercial apple orchards, Bennett’s Orchard near Buffalo, and Hinton’s Orchard and Farm Market out Ky. 210 toward Campbellsville. Both expect plenty of apples this fall.

    Many homeowners also have apple trees.

    September and October is a busy time for apple growers. Growers usually have chosen the varieties resistant to as many diseases as possible. Ripening times will vary from year to year depending on the weather.

  • 4H State Fair Results ‘Cloverville’

    Jacob Cecil – Senior Leather Craft, Blue; Senior Acrylic/Oil Painting, Blue; Senior Watercolor Painting, Blue

    Nova Fay – Novelty Yarn Scarf, Green

    Kalli Flanders – Red Clover Hay, Blue and Class Champion; Mixed Hay, Blue and Class Champion; Yellow Corn, prev. crop, Red; Horticulture Photo Sequence of 4, Red

    Kaleigh Graham – Peppers, Blue; Cucumbers, Blue and Class Champion; Beans, Blue

    Alexis Grimes - Junior Original Design Ceramics, Red; Junior Paper Craft, Red; Banana Bread, Red; Sequence 3 photos, Red

  • COLUMN: Soybean pests usually cause minor damage

     There are several insects that can feed on soybeans. Fortunately, most usually cause only minor damage.

    Green cloverworms larvae are slender, light green caterpillars with three pairs of white stripes running the length of the body. Young larvae skeletonize the underside of the leaf. Older larvae eat all of the leaf except the largest veins. They are usually controlled by natural enemies and do not reach economic levels.

  • State Fair Champs
  • Farm Bureau offers $1,500 grant

    Kentucky Farm Bureau is searching for the next recipient of its $1,500 Women’s Educational Grant. The grant, presented annually by KFB during its annual meeting in December, was established to recognize and assist non-traditional-aged female college students in their efforts towards completing a college education.

  • Kentucky Soybean Board Executive Committee
  • 4H participates in AGstravaganza, State Fair
  • Grain Field Day and Grain Yield Contests

    The annual LaRue County Extension Grain Field Day will be held at 5 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 28 at Fresh Start Farms, operated by Ryan and Misty Bivens. The farm is located at 4109 Sonora Road (KY 84), Hodgenville.

    We will look at Extension’s corn and soybean variety plots on the farm. They include 25 Roundup Ready corn varieties (planted May 7) and 27 Roundup Ready Group IV soybean varieties, double cropped on June 21 after wheat.

  • GROUNDHOG HILL: Garden of Grief

    This week, the garden at Groundhog Hill holds little interest for me.

    The zinnias are no longer beautiful. The Peruvian purple corn is no longer intriguing. The pumpkins hold little, if any, promise for future joy.

    I feel bereft.

    The weather forecast for this week is severe thunderstorms every day, and that is perfectly fine to me.

    Come, wind. Come, storms. Do your worst.

    This week, I do not wish to pick up debris, to pull any weeds, to move forward.

  • PHOTO: Soybean Board