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Farming

  • Transition houseplants outdoors

    Our current warm sunny weather-it’s about time-has made everyone just delighted and the intoxication of it all may lead us to act impulsively.  
    I am as anxious as anyone to move some of my houseplants outdoors: my gardenia looks terrible in the dining room and the jasmine down stairs seems to stare into space dreaming of better days.
    Those days are coming, just be slow about the transition from indoors to out.  

  • Earth Day 2013: The face of climate change

    State Farm Service Agency (FSA) John W. McCauley announces his support for Earth Day. Climate change can seem like a remote problem, but in fact it impacts real people, animals, and their environments. These Faces of Climate Change are multiplying every day. Fortunately, we can do something about it.

  • Farmers visit Rep. McKee
  • KFB seeks nominees for Farmer of the Year

    The 2013 Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) “Farmer of the Year” application process is now open, and the organization is seeking the Commonwealth’s finest nominees for this prestigious award.

  • Match mulching material with plant’s needs

    Mulch has become a landscape staple, almost to a fault when it is over applied, smothering roots and girdling trunks.  
    When done properly, it can help to suppress weeds, retain moisture and moderate temperature.
    These things can be achieved using a variety of materials, but which type of mulch suits your needs best?
    Predominately we use organic materials for mulching.  
    Organic mulches include plant or animal-derived materials like wood chips, pine needles, tree bark, grass clippings, composted manure, and worm castings.

  • How to keep land pest-free

    (StatePoint) Spending time outdoors can recharge the soul and bring the family together. In your own backyard you can find beauty, enjoyment and a place to connect with nature -- so long as you make sure to maintain all those beautiful trees and plants.
    Whether you have a garden, woodlands or natural landscaping on your property, you’ll want to keep your land healthy and free of unwanted pests. And experts say that woodlands need special attention.

  • Soil still needs to dry out and warm up before starting seeds outdoors

    I generally have seed trays full of little sprouts by now, but this year the lingering cold weather has me languishing, quite frankly.  
    The seed potato and onion sets sit waiting for the soil to dry out a bit and seed packets glare at me from their neat stack strategically placed on the kitchen work table.  

  • Researchers seek public’s help in locating barn owl nesting locations

    Researchers need the public’s help in finding more nesting sites of Kentucky’s remaining barn owls.
    Barn owls, with their distinctive heart-shaped faces and dark eyes, were plentiful across Kentucky as late as the 1960s. Currently, however, there are only about 25 documented nesting locations statewide.
    Wildlife biologists with the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources need to locate as many barn owl nesting sites as possible to gain a deeper understanding of why this species has declined in the state.

  • Pasture weed meeting planned for Monday, April 1

    As pastures continue to decline from the hot dry summer months last year, we continue to see more and more weeds showing in pastures. There are many questions such as: Where do they come from? What are they? And how can you control them?

  • 2013 Extension Leadership Event