Dicamba & Paraquat Use Require Additional Applicator Training
Soybean producers who plan to apply Xtendimax, FeXapan, Engenia, or Tavium are required to complete training on use of dicamba. Several companies are offering both in-person and online trainings.
BASF, Online: www.engeniastewardship.com/#/training
Bayer, Online: training.roundupreadyxtend.com
Syngenta, Online: www.syngenta-us.com/herbicides/tavium-application-stewardship
Producers who plan to apply herbicides containing paraquat must complete an online training. Information and training: www.epa.gov/pesticide-worker-safety/paraquat-dichloride-training-certified-applicators
Cattle Producer Inducted into KCA Hall of Fame
Oldham County cattle producer Jon Bednarski was inducted into the Kentucky Cattlemen’s Association Hall of Fame at the annual convention in Owensboro in January. This honor is bestowed on producers who have contributed to the beef industry at county, state, and national levels.
Pictured left to right are Kurt Mason, Retired District Conservationist; Jon Bednarski, KCA Hall of Fame; Warren Beeler, Executive Director of the Governor’s Office of Ag Policy; Traci Missun, Oldham County Extension Agriculture Agent; and Maynard Stetten, Oldham County Cattlemen’s Association President.
Oldham County Ag Connection on March 19
The next meeting of the Oldham County Ag Connection is Thursday, March 19, at 6:30 p.m. at the Extension office. Following dinner, guest speaker John Johnson, USDA Rural Development, will speak about federal funding opportunities and local projects with ag connections. John will also tell us a little about his days living and farming in Oldham County when Blakemore Lane was a one-lane gravel road!
Please call (502) 222-9453 to reserve your meal and seat.
Backyard Streams on April 4
Join us at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 4, for Backyard Streams. This year’s program includes classroom learning from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m., then travel to a nearby site for a hands-on planting demonstration from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Learn how to care for streams on your property, plus how to plant native flowers, grasses, and live stakes. Free plants and seeds will be available for participants to take home.
Please call (502) 222-1476 to register for this free program, sponsored by the Oldham County Engineers Office, Currys Fork Watershed, and Oldham County Cooperative Extension.
ARC/PLC Enrollment Deadline is March 15
Contact the Farm Service Agency for details at (502) 845-2820. More information on these programs is available online.
Written by Traci Missun, Oldham County Agriculture & Natural Resources Agent.