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Agriculture

  • 4-H talent show rescheduled for Monday

    The 4-H Talent Show has been rescheduled for Monday, May 13 at 6:15 p.m. at the Mackville Community Center. The public is invited to attend the event, which will feature 4-H members in vocal, instrumental, physical skills and theatrical categories. There is an admission price. Top acts will advance to the Kentucky State Fair to perform in Cloverville in August.

  • How to control flies on cattle

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

  • Growing tasty tomatoes
  • North Washington talk meet results

    The members of the Best Sew-ers In Town 4-H Club will be modeling their completed outfits at the annual Washington/Marion Co. 4-H Fashion Revue on Monday, May 6. This year’s event will be held at the Marion County Extension Office beginning at 6 p.m.  The public is invited to attend and admission is free to the event.

  • Armyworm moths are sure sign of spring

    This is a recent article from our Pest News Alert Newsletter and with all the wheat out this year we thought you would be interested in reading about the armyworms.

    Spring must really be here as armyworm (aka true armyworm) moths have taken flight. Only a few moths have been captured thus far, but it does signal the beginning of insect season in the field crops and the current year’s capture is in line with the outbreak year of 2008. It is still too early to get real excited but important enough to be aware.

  • Protect plants from late spring frosts

    We know far too well that late spring frosts and freezes are very common in Kentucky. These late frosts always seem to follow a long warm stretch that has made many of our trees, shrubs, flowers, and fruit trees start to grow. Nurseries and garden centers sell tomato plants among many other frost sensitive plants much too early.

  • WCES students work on public speaking skills

    Students at Washington County Elementary worked on their public speaking skills by participating in the 4-H Talk Meet program this month. Fourth and fifth graders spent weeks polishing their presentations that took place on April 11. The students did an outstanding job on their speeches. Their teachers, Mrs. Thomas, Mrs. Metcalf and the remaining fourth and fifth grade teachers prepared the students for the event. Listed below are the results of the 4-H Talk Meet. The champions and reserve champions will now advance to the county-wide competition scheduled for May 7.

  • Insurance for your breeding season

    This article is from Dr. Les Anderson, Beef Extension Specialist, University of Kentucky. I thought it was a timely article to share with you.

    I received the call on Monday. I seem to receive this call six-eight times each year. This particular rancher had just finished getting his cows diagnosed for pregnancy. He had 43 cows falling calving cows.

  • 4-H Youth Fair just over a week away

    4-H members work hard all year to complete projects, whether it is using their hands to make a skirt or woodworking project, showing an animal or presenting a speech. Many 4-H members will be competing or will be honored for their achievements over the coming weeks and the honors they receive will be shared.

  • Don’t plant frost sensative plants yet