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Farm managers encouraged to be vigilant as eastern tent caterpillar egg hatch imminent in Central Ky.

It is likely eastern tent caterpillars will begin to hatch soon, according to Lee Townsend, University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment extension entomologist. According to Townsend, after spending about nine months as eggs in masses on twigs of wild cherry and related trees, the first few tiny eastern tent caterpillars of the season soon should be leaving their eggs. “The...

Jeff Stringer named chair of University of Kentucky Department of Forestry and Natural Resources

Jeff Stringer, a longtime University of Kentucky professor who is well-known by members of Kentucky forest industries, has been named chair of the University of Kentucky Department of Forestry and Natural Resources, subject to board of trustees’ approval. “We are pleased to have Dr. Stringer leading Kentucky’s flagship forestry department,” said Nancy Cox, dean of the College of Agriculture,...

UK Cooperative Extension Service using arts, natural sciences to bring renowned writer’s works to life

By Katie Pratt Special to KyForward The Greenup County office of the University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service is using the arts and natural sciences to bring the works of a world-renowned writer to life for students in his native county. Anne Stephens, the county’s fine arts extension agent, collaborated with Greenup County Farm Bureau, Greenup County School District and Shawnee State...

UK researchers see progress as second year
of industrial hemp project moves along

UK agronomists hope this year provides the first of what will eventually become publishable research data. (Photo by Matt Barton/UK Ag)   By Katie Pratt Special to KyForward   Industrial hemp research at the University of Kentucky is moving along in its second year. That was the message from researchers at the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment during its...

UK’s Living Learning Program turns 25 next term with sustainable Greenhouse residence

By Carl Nathe Special to KyForward   Encouraging sustainability practices and awareness of environmental issues is at the heart of a new Living Learning Program, although the LLP is itself 25 years old. The new offering will make its debut this fall at the University of Kentucky.   Greenhouse is a partnership between the College of Agriculture, Food and Environment and the College of Arts...