The following Agriculture articles printed in the Fall 2017 edition of the quarterly Oldham County Extension newsletter.
Weed Identification Contest
Congratulations to Barbara Rosenman, winner of last issue’s weed identification contest. Barbara correctly identified Horseweed, also known as Marestail (Conyza canadensis).
Youth Ag Incentives Program
The Youth Ag Incentives Program is a new cost-share opportunity, offered through the Kentucky Agricultural Development Fund in partnership with the Oldham County Agriculture Development Council. This cost-share program was designed to benefit Oldham County youth actively engaged in agriculture.
Applicants are required to be enrolled in elementary, middle, or high school, and may also include home school students. Applicants must be at least age nine as of January 1, 2017.
We anticipate that applications for this cost-share program will be available by mid-September. Contact our office via (502) 222-9453 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and program guidelines.
Hail Damage to Grain Crops
An August 1st hail storm caused varying degrees of damage to corn, soybeans, and hemp on a farm near Goshen. Some fields sustained heavier damage, with nearly all leaves stripped from plants. Hail also damaged stems, stalks, pods, and ears. Bruising and kernel rupture on corn ears also produced rot inside the shucks, observed above.
We are monitoring these fields through the rest of the growing season to see the full extent of the damage.
Written by Traci Missun, Oldham County Agriculture & Natural Resources Agent. Edited by Lauren State Fernandez, Oldham County Extension Staff Assistant.
2 thoughts on “Fall Oldham County Agriculture News”
Horseweed, so that’s what it is! We struggled with it in our yard this year. How do I get rid of the horseweed in my lawn?
Hi, Elle. You will want to contact Horticulturist Michael Boice about managing horseweed via (502) 222-9453 or email@example.com.