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Livestock and Grain Market Report: 9/18/21

Extension Notes: Brown lawns could mean fall armyworm damage

This is one of the worst years on record for fall armyworms as a pest in home lawns, and specifically cool-season grasses. Normally, fall armyworms are a pest in agriculture … Read More

Extension Notes: Cover crops are good for vegetable gardens too

Traditional farmers routinely plant a cover crop at the end of a growing season. This is not something usually done by vegetable growers but is highly recommended. A cover crop … Read More

Extension Notes: Mulch mushrooms and other fascinating organisms

Mulches provide numerous benefits in our landscapes, including conserving soil moisture and suppressing weeds, as well as providing a pleasing background to highlight landscape plantings. However, mulch can also provide … Read More

Late summer is the best time to establish cool-season forages

PAGE  The period from late summer into early fall is the best time to establish common cool-season grasses such as orchardgrass, tall fescue, timothy and bluegrass for pasture or hay … Read More

Extension notes: Horse hoof care 101

Hoof care is important to keeping your horses comfortable and healthy. Proper hoof care can help ensure that you enjoy your horse for a long time.  Farriers and veterinarians are … Read More

Extension notes: Welcome garden spiders

For some of us, the thought of a spider makes us run for a big shoe. Stop before you do that. Most spiders in Kentucky will not harm you, and … Read More

Extension notes: Using wheat for grazing

It may surprise you that producers use as much as 25% of Kentucky’s wheat crop for forage or cover crops rather than harvesting it for grain. Wheat is a very … Read More

Extension notes: Help your garden weather a heatwave

If you think you’re hot, ask your plants (not literally). They can suffer under high summer heat, too.  Most vegetables and native plants can withstand a periodic heatwave, but once … Read More

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