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Agriculture

  • State invests $500K in Shelby ag programs

    The Kentucky Agriculture Development Board is contributing $500,000 to help the development of ag-related initiatives in Shelby County.

    The board approved in June a $350,000 contribution for the County Agricultural Investment Program, which provides resources for farmers to improve and diversify their production practices, and in August OKd another $150,000 for Gallrein Farms to expand its produce market.

  • Shelby County winners at Kentucky State Fair: Sept. 2, 2011

    Dairy Cattle

     

    Ayrshires

     

    Heifer, Jr. Calf - March 1, 2011-April 30, 2011

     

     

    8, 6thKY, JSB-Acres Katrina, Lillie Wood, Shelbyville

     

     

    13, 9thKY, Small Ayr Avry Magnolia, Emily Goins, Waddy

    Heifer, Intermediate Yearling - Dec. 12- Feb. 28, 2010

     

     

    4, White Ridge Gypsy, Rachel White, Waddy

  • WICHE: Dividing all of gall into more than 3 parts

    If you have any hackberries around your house, you have probably noticed falling leaves that have little protrusions on them.It looks strange and serious but rarely does it cause damage to the tree.

    What you are seeing is a type of gall.

    Referred to as spindle or nipple gall, the spindle-like protrusions on the leaves are caused by mites that gather around buds in the spring and enter the leaves as they unfurl.

  • World Championship Horse Show: Byers lead lots of Shelby winners

    Shelby Countians brought home more than 75 top-5 finishes from the 7-day World Championship Horse Show last week at the Kentucky State Fair, including 30 first-place finishes.

    The show culminated with three champions from Shelby County on Saturday night, and two more top three finishes in the marquee events.

    Rob Byers, who’s wife, Sarah, won the Ladies 3-Gaited Championship aboard Mr. Center Stage, said it was a banner week for his Premier Stables and the horses they train.

  • Ag Report: Aug. 26, 2011

    Klingenfus honored

    with state dairy award

    Eddie Klingenfus of Shelby County was among the dairy farmers honored Friday at the Kentucky Dairy Recognition Dinner at the Kentucky State Fair in Louisville.

    Klingenfus was the winner of the production award for the county.

  • EARLIER: Shelby County winners at Kentucky State Fair, Aug. 26, 2011

    Bees And Honey
    Open Class
    Four 1lb. Containers of Light
    1. Rebecca Collier, Shelbyville
    Four 2lb. Containers of Light
    2. Rebecca Collier, Shelbyville
    Youth Division
    Three 1lb. Containers of Amber
    1. Ally Ormsby, Shelbyville
    Sweepstakes
    1. Ally Ormsby, Shelbyville
    Honey Cookery
    Honey Nut Bread
    3. Jeanne Kemper, Bagdad
    Loaf White Bread made with
    3. Jeanne Kemper, Bagdad
    Whole Wheat Bread
    3. Jeanne Kemper, Bagdad
    Light Rolls, 1/2 dozen

  • WICHE: Stinging caterpillars lurking in the garden

    I just got a call from a reader in Taylorsville who was seeking an ID on a pest that was stinging her in the blackberry patch. She described the offender in very human terms….It looked like it was wearing glasses, had a green jacket on, little ears, etc.

    I could see the saddleback stinging caterpillar in my mind’s eye as she continued.

  • Ag Report: Aug. 19, 2011

    Ag officials involved

    in State Fair activities

     

  • WICHE: Sawflies are species specific – but you see many varieties

    One of the very first insects that I identified as a young gardener was the pine sawfly.  We had planted more than a hundred white pine seedlings some 30 years ago, and after a decade or so we started to lose a couple each year to one problem or another.

    I was charged with inspection duty: looking for and plucking bagworms; collecting beetles in jars for identification at the County Extension Service; or closely noting the color, legs and chewing habits of the various caterpillars I encountered.

  • Ag Report: Aug. 12, 2011

    4-H displays at state fair

    will have lots of competition

    At the Kentucky State Fair 4-H members from across the state showcase their talents in speeches, demonstrations and judging competitions in the West Hall of the Kentucky Exposition Center. Visitors can view more than 5,000 projects on display that encompass a variety of skills and hobbies including textiles, horticulture and arts and crafts.