• Thrips Can Be Cause of “Mystery Bites”
  • Farm Life

    Ryan Bivens, owner and operator of Fresh Start Farms, took advantage of the dry weather on Thursday, June 14 to harvest a field of wheat on Hwy 210 near Hodgenville.

  • Farm Calendar

    LaRue County Farmers Market

    The LaRue County Farmers Market is located in the American Legion parking lot at 636 S. Lincoln Blvd (by the big tank). The market will open on Thursday June 14 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. and will be open every Thursday after. Questions can be directed to the LaRue County Extension Office at 270-358-3401 or daniel.carpenter@uky.edu.

    Senior Farmer’s Market Nutrition Program

  • Kentucky soybean farmers monitor China

    Kentucky’s soybean farmers are busy in the fields this time of year, but that certainly doesn’t keep them from keeping a watchful eye on what’s going on with international trade.

  • Farmers for America

    A public screening of the documentary, Farmers for America, and a panel discussion made up of local agriculture producers will be held at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, June 26 at The Historic State Theater located at 209 W. Dixie Ave, Elizabethtown.

  • Take control of weeds

     Home gardeners look forward to that first ripe tomato or ear of corn they pick from their carefully tended gardens. After some vigorous gardening 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. 

  • Ag, Manufacturing Interests to Meet at LAND Forums

    LaRue County manufacture and agriculture leaders have a unique opportunity to join together in LAND forums that will be held across the state this summer.

    The LAND (Linking Agriculture for Networking and Development) forums open on June 11 at the Boone County Cooperative Extension Enrichment Center in Burlington and June 12 at the London Community Center. Additional forums are scheduled Aug. 1 in Cave City, Aug. 2 in Murray, and Sept. 26 in Shelbyville.

  • Fly Control on Cattle

    Warmer weather brings more pest problems. Horn flies and face flies are key pests of Kentucky cattle. Both species breed in fresh manure piles, but they present different threats and management problems. Fortunately, you have a variety of fly control options.

  • How to manage stress in agriculture

    Stress is a normal response to the demands of life. We all experience stress, and the results vary in intensity from being temporarily anxious to complicated illnesses.

    Farming is a high stress job. Market swings, bad weather, policy changes, and day-to-day challenges create tension and uncertainty and are many times beyond our control. Coping with stressful situations takes practice, but it can become part of your routine.

  • It’s time for the Farmer’s Market

    With summer on the way, the thought of a fresh ripe tomato in your salad or on your burger is just a few weeks away, and local producers and the LaRue County Farmer’s Market are here to help.