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Agriculture

  • 4-H news

    Show season has begun and Washington County 4-H member Blake Arnold has started off with a successful summer.

    Blake shows market hogs for his 4-H project and is a member of the Hooves and Horns 4-H Club. Each youth planning on showing a market animal at the Kentucky State Fair must first participate in a district show.

  • 4-H Young Riders have been busy

    Washington Co. 4-H Young Riders have had a busy two weeks and have accomplished a lot, winning top awards and supporting the community. The club kicked off its marathon activities by participating in the Willisburg Memorial Day weekend event by riding in the parade and providing horse rides.

  • Pest management will be crucial this spring

    These articles we received from the Pest News Alert  this week, and we thought it was timely information for you all to know.

  • Controlling mosquitoes

    Controlling mosquitoes can be very difficult, especially since there are so many places for them to breed. Any water holding container left outside can make a small mosquito problem turn into a full-on plague.  

    Most commonly, stopped-up gutters, old tires, aluminum cans, flower pot saucers and even dense shady gardens with lots of moist soil and leaf tissue can become a breeding ground for hundreds to thousands of mosquitoes.  

  • Tomato diseases showing up

    Foliar tomato diseases have been showing up in a few area gardens in the last few weeks, so it’s time to take precautions to keep these diseases in check when they visit your garden.

    I say when, because if you grow tomatoes in Kentucky, you will undoubtedly get foliar diseases.

    The primary two diseases that I have noticed are early blight and septoria leaf spot. It doesn’t really matter if you know which of these you have, but more that you have leaf spots that need to be controlled.

  • Ag news

    Central Kentucky Premier Heifer Sale:

    This Saturday, June 7, will be our Central Kentucky Premier Heifer Sale beginning at 1 p.m. at the Marion County Fairgrounds in Lebanon.

  • 4-H starts off strong in summer competitions

    Washington County 4-H members have gotten off to a great start this summer in district competitions.  

    This week, the first results from shooting sports will be shared including highlights from Spencer County, McCracken and Adair county invitationals.

  • 4-H celebrates country ham house

    Washington County 4-H held a country ham dinner recently in honor of some very special community members who made our new Country Ham House a reality!  

  • Ag news

    The following article is from the Kentucky Cattlemen Newsletter, and we feel it is some good information and want to share it with you all.

    Consumers are confused about the causes of antibiotic resistance, a new poll conducted by Nielsen/The Harris Poll for the American Meat Institute and released this week has found.

    In the survey, conducted online in March 2014 among 2,100 U.S. adults ages 18 and older, participants were asked, “According to the CDC, which of the following is the greatest contributing factor to human antibiotic resistance?”

  • Maple petiole borer and carpenter bees

    Are numerous leaves dropping from your maple trees?

    The culprit this time of year is probably the maple petiole borer.  

    There are several other reasons why leaves will fall from maples like squirrels, drought, and heavy aphid or scale infestations, however the characteristics of the maple petiole borer is obvious.  

    When petiole borers attack a leaf it looks generally healthy when it detaches from the tree.