• More awards for 4-H Sharpshooters

    The 4-H Sharpshooters Club members continue to win top awards at district competitions this summer. The results today are from the Washington County Invitational held on June 15 at the Mercer County Fish and Game Club outside of Harrodsburg.

  • Darkling/Mealworm vs. Blister Beetles

    This is a very informative article for Dr. Lee Townsend, University of Kentucky Entomologist and I want to share it with you.

    Finding beetles in alfalfa hay raises an immediate red flag. Are they blister beetles? If not, what are they and are they harmful? Darkling beetles or mealworm beetles are relatively common in stored hay and resemble the black blister beetle. These insects feed on broken kernels and fines so they are common around barns and hay storage areas.

  • Rose Rosette disease is spreading

    If you have roses, most of you know that many of them can be very disease prone, however the knockout roses are very often disease free. Knockouts aren’t totally full proof. They do still get the occasional assault from insects. There is a disease or more specifically a virus that has become more common in roses over the last several years and it attacks ALL roses! The disease is called rose rosette and as in all plant viruses there is no cure.

  • Washington County Invitational results

    Shooting sports results from the Washington County Invitational Tournament:

    9-11– second place - Matthew Cochran, third place – Hunter Tingle, also participating were Taylor Gabhart and Carter Hess
    12-14 – first place – Michael Shelton, also partipating were Bryce Hall, Anthony Hess, Austin Grubbs and Madeline Townes
    15-18 – participating was Derek Barr

    Bowhunter Team
    9-11-first place team, members included Matthew Cochran, Hunter Tingle, Taylor Gabhart and Carter Hess

  • 4-H Sharpshooters earn 18 top awards

    The Washington County 4-H Sharpshooters competed in the first invitational competition, which was sponsored by Spencer County 4-H. Over 400 4-H members from 16 counties participated. Washington County 4-H brought home 18 of the top awards presented. The next competition will be sponsored by Washington County 4-H on Saturday, June 1 at the Hahn Trap Range in Chaplin.

    Trap Results
    9-11 year olds
    1st place male- Isaiah Montgomery

    12-14 year olds
    1st place female – Madeline Townes

    15-18 year olds

  • Update on tobacco disease

    Tobacco Disease Update from Kenny Seebold, University of Kentucky Extension Plant Pathologist

    Current situation:

  • Legumes good for fescue pastures

    Pastures were slow to green-up with the cool weather this spring. However, the past few days of warm weather has really made the grass pop. We have noticed lately  that some of the timothy and bluegrass was beginning to flower. Now is a good time to be investigating pasture stands for legume content.

  • 4-H members earn awards

    Summer 4-H activities are gearing up, and for the next several months. Results from many of the 4-H competitions and events will be included in the 4-H news. Our 4-H members have worked for months preparing for the various 4-H activities, and today, the results from several of their events are included in the column.

    On May 4, members of the 4-H Young Riders traveled to Ohio County for the District 5 4-H Horse Judging and Hippology Contests. As you can see from the results, they came away with many of the top awards.

  • Does your pour-on dewormer work?

    The following article is from Dr. Michelle Arnold, Large Ruminant Extension Veterinarian, University of Kentucky

  • Weed control in the vegetable garden