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Agriculture

  • Right to hunt amendment

    We have received several inquiries into the constitutional amendment that will be on the Nov. 6 ballot and whether or not it reduces private property rights. The full text of the constitutional amendment is:

  • Lawnmower maintenance tips for the fall season

    The last lawn mowing of the season is probably upon us (if you haven’t stopped already). This means you should do some winterizing maintenance to your mowers, weed eaters, tillers and blowers.

    Following a few maintenance rules now will save you time and frustration next spring when you try to start your lawnmower. There is no bigger frustration in the spring than having an overgrown lawn, time to cut it, and a mower that doesn’t work. Maintenance now will help your mower run smoother and increase the overall life of the motor.

  • Tips on what to consider when buying trees

    I am assuming that many of you have watered your landscapes and more importantly newly planted trees diligently all summer and now into fall, but for those of you that didn’t or just want to plant some new trees, I thought a little advice on selection was in order. Fall is a great time to add trees to the landscape, but there are some very important things to look for before actually purchasing a particular tree.

  • UK gets waiver for contaminated corn

    The University of Kentucky College of Agriculture’s Division of Regulatory Services in conjunction with the Kentucky Department of Agriculture has received approval for Kentucky corn high in aflatoxin to be mixed with other corn to obtain an aflatoxin content safe for feeding to specific animals.

  • Washington County fair board looking for volunteers

     

    The Washington County fair board is looking for a few good volunteers.

  • Regular fertilization leads to a healthier lawn

    Fertilizing your lawn is a good way to maintain a healthy turf. You should fertilize every year. Fertilizing your lawn helps maintain a uniform, dense, green turf and reduces weed problems. The good effects of fertilizing can be lost if you fertilize at the wrong time. Low-maintenance turf requires one application of fertilization in late October or anytime in November for most grass types.

  • Pregnancy of cows should weigh into decisions for feed cost

    This article is from Dr. Les Anderson, Beef Extension Specialist, University of Kentucky

  • Beware of cyanide (prussic acide) poisoning

    We received this information from Michelle Arnold, Cindy Gaskill and Ray Smith, University of Kentucky Specialist  in the Forage newsletter. We thought it was a very good information and wanted to share it with you.

  • Washington County 4-H Sharpshooters bring home nearly 40 awards

    For most 4-H projects, the Kentucky State Fair in late August is considered the ending event of the club year, where the best 4-H projects are gathered for judging and presented awards. Kentucky 4-H begins its new program year on Sept. 1, and for the months of Sept. and Oct., youth ages 9-18 are encouraged to complete their enrollment forms for the new club year. In Washington County, youth have until the final day of December that the extension office is open before the holiday break to complete their enrollment forms. This year, that date is Dec. 21.

  • A few helpful landscaping don’ts