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Agriculture

  • Spencer County’s Cloverville State Fair exhibitors

     

  • Remove stress from weaning of beef cattle

    Weaning is usually a stressful time of year for calves. Limiting weaning stress in beef calves can increase their daily gain. Calves often experience four types of stress: physical, environmental, nutritional and social. You can help them avoid or minimize these with proper management.

    Physical stress usually happens during long periods of standing in working facilities, mishandling in the working chute and hauling to a weaning facility.

  • In defense of the golden rod

    I am allergic to many things and it is not just seasonal pollen…so trust me when I say don’t blame your late summer sneezes on this lovely perennial.  There are about 100 species of golden rod in North America, twenty of which can be found in Kentucky.   So, it is no surprise that Solidago, or golden rod, is Kentucky’s official state flower.  

  • FFA State Fair results

     

  • Schubert named as delegate to annual Angus convention

    Anne Patton Schubert, Taylorsville, Kentucky, has been elected as a delegate to the 134rd Annual American Angus Association Convention of Delegates, Nov. 6 at the Fort Worth Convention Center in Fort Worth, Texas, reports Allen Moczygemba, CEO of the American Angus Association.

  • Disease has many seeking alternatives to dogwood trees

    The beacon of spring in these parts is undoubtedly the native dogwood.  But, because of disease problems, especially dogwood anthracnose, people are seeking alternatives to Cornus florida.  There are other notable dogwoods like Cornus kousa and Cornus mas, but look beyond the dogwood for small, spring flowering landscape trees that prove to have interest well into summer. Consider the Carolina silverbell (halesia) and the fringe tree (chionanthus).

  • Tomato varieties determine the amount of harvest

    I received a letter from a reader years ago that asked somewhat of a philosophical question regarding determinate tomatoes.  Yes, philosophical, because she asked why would we plant a tomato that sets its fruit, reaches a certain point, stops growing, ripens nearly at once and then dies?  Our love affair with homegrown tomatoes would more logically dictate that we grew only indeterminate tomatoes that reached monstrous proportions and yielded fruit into a first killing frost.

  • Spencer County Fair 4-H Exhibit results

    4-H ARTS & CRAFTS

    JR Acrylic Still Life

    Ryann Truax Blue & 1st

    Baylee Todd Blue & 2nd

    Emily Truax Blue

    Taylor Goodlett Blue

    Brynnen Martin Blue

    JR Water Color

    Cooper Lyvers Blue & 1st

    SR Water Color

    Leighanne Lyvers Blue & 1st

    Liz Walker Red & 2nd

    SR Self Portrait

    Jonathan Knight Blue & 1st

    Jason Combs Blue & 2nd

  • Bagworms on the move

    Who among us is guilty of not noticing something until it’s too late?  Yes, all of a sudden there is nothing left of your blue spruce or arborvitae. Bagworms have been munching on the needles for weeks and we wonder how it all happened.  Well, they are at work right now, so go outside and take inventory of your evergreens because that’s what the bagworm likes the most. Now is the time they do their damage unless we put a stop to it.

  • 4-H tractor driving contest