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UK Spray Clinic helps producers make more informed applications to create better environment

By Katie Pratt University of Kentucky Grain crops producers learned ways they can make the most accurate, efficient and environmentally conscious chemical applications during the University of Kentucky Spray Clinic. The clinic, in its second year, is one offering of the Kentucky Agricultural Training Schools, which are part of the UK Grain and Forage Center of Excellence in Princeton. “The whole...

UK’s Western Kentucky summer forage tour to feature Ohio County farm revitalization in progress

By Katie Pratt University of Kentucky Participants who attend the University of Kentucky’s summer forage tour will see a farm revitalization in progress in Ohio County. The event is from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Aug. 6 at the D and D Farm in Horse Branch. Farm owners Bub and Lakayah Daugherty purchased the cattle operation in 2013 but quickly ran into productivity issues with unreliable sources for forages...

UK Ag Training School to host Spray Clinic on July 18 at Research and Education Center in Princeton

By Katie Pratt University of Kentucky The Kentucky Agricultural Training School will host a Spray Clinic on July 18 at the University of Kentucky Research and Education Center in Princeton. The clinic will include field demonstrations and interactive experiences for participants. “The goal of the Spray Clinic is to take the complex topic of pesticide applications and break it down into simplified...

University of Kentucky College of Agriculture to host Corn, Soybean and Tobacco Field Day July 27

The University of Kentucky’s 2017 Corn, Soybean and Tobacco Field Day, hosted by the UK College of Agriculture, Food and Environment, is scheduled for July 27 at the UK Research and Education Center Farm in Princeton. Registration begins at 7 a.m. (CDT), and will occur rain or shine. Four concurrent tours begin at 7:50 a.m. The tours will cover topics related to soil health, production decisions,...

Rainy stretch of weather could slow progress of corn planting, UK agriculture specialists say

While corn planting is underway in the state, a soggy forecast over the next week could slow progress. Grain crops extension specialists with the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment remind growers to wait for dry weather to plant. According to the National Agricultural Statistics Service, Kentucky producers have planted 19 percent of this year’s crop as of April 16....