The Extension Office gets many calls about keeping backyard chickens. If you're considering keeping small flocks or just beginning, take a look at these videos and guides, hand-picked to cover needed knowledge and the most commonly asked questions. Understanding these concepts will help ensure your success in raising chickens. What to think about before … Continue reading Raising Backyard Chickens
December 2022 Ag News & Events
Thanks to UK Extension's Josh Jackson and Oldham County farmer Tee Ray for teaching our Tractor Maintenance workshop earlier this month. The best learning opportunities happen when farmers, agents, and specialists work together, and the Tractor Maintenance workshop was a prime example of that partnership. It’s easy to get bogged down in paperwork and managing … Continue reading December 2022 Ag News & Events
November 2022 Ag News & Events
OLDHAM CO. EXTENSION EVENTS – Registration is required. Call 222-9453 to register. Oldham County Ag Connection – December 1 @ 6:00 pm. Natural Resources Conservation Service will discuss technical assistance & cost-share programs. Includes dinner. Tractor Maintenance Demonstration/Workshop – December 3 @ 9:00 am. TNT FARMS Understanding & Using EPD’s – December 15 @ 6:00 … Continue reading November 2022 Ag News & Events
National Farmer’s Day: Celebrating Oldham County Farmers
For the folks who’ve lived in Oldham County a long time, it’s easy to remember when orchardgrass seed, tobacco, and dairy were the top ag commodities in the county. Horses, grain and forage crops, nurseries and greenhouses, and vegetables are now far more common sights on our farms. With our proximity to Louisville, plus the … Continue reading National Farmer’s Day: Celebrating Oldham County Farmers
Pesticide Calculations for Small Acreages
Written by Dr. Ric Bessin, University of Kentucky
Most agricultural pesticide labels list use rates on a per acre basis, but this can pose an issue for many producers of specialty crops. Often only a small fraction of an acre needs to be treated and it is important to apply these pesticides at the correct dose. Over-application is illegal as it may result in excessive residues on the harvested produce and injury to plants; it would also be a waste of money. Under application can result in ineffective control, foster the development of resistance, and also be a waste of money. So, determining the correct amount for the proper dosage is required. While there are many different methods to do this, this article outlines the simple process I use to determine amounts of products needed for small acreages.
1. Select the rate per acre
While this sounds simple and straight forward, select the rate listed on the label…
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Backyard Flocks: Plan Ahead to Save Future Headaches
Pond & Lake Management Field Day
Our Pond & Lake Management Field Day will be held on July 9th at 10 am. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED - CALL 222-9453 TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT. All details are included in the info below.
Where Do You Get Your Farming Information?
A few weeks ago I was talking with a farmer, and one of his comments stuck with me. ‘You know that farmers don’t always call Extension for production information, don’t you?’ That caught me a little off guard, and it got me thinking. Yes, I know farmers get their info from a lot of sources, … Continue reading Where Do You Get Your Farming Information?
Equine Equipment Field Day – April 2, 2022
Hear from UK Ag Engineering specialists on 2 important subjects: Selecting a New or Used Tractor and Selecting the Right Equipment. See and learn about tractors and equipment for sale by local ag equipment dealers. Registration is requested for our lunch planning -- 502-222-9453. See the flyer below for full details.
Oldham County Extension Agriculture Updates
Keeping up with the countdown – only 40 days until spring! Read on for info on classes and field days coming up now through summer. For Horse Owners - The University of Kentucky is currently researching how owners select and utilize hay for their horses. Please take a few moments to complete our survey to … Continue reading Oldham County Extension Agriculture Updates