Spring Ag Notes

The following Agriculture & Natural Resources articles printed in the 2021 Spring edition of the Oldham County Extension Newsletter.

Spring Ag News

spring tulip flowers in bloom

Horticulture Webinar Wednesdays

Each Wednesday, University of Kentucky county Extension agents and specialists bring an informative 30 to 45 minute program straight to your computer. Register at tinyurl.com/UKYHortWebWed21 and join live at 12:30 p.m. on ZOOM. Recordings can be viewed later via kentuckyhortnews.com.

Check out this spring’s line-up:

March 3: New Plants for the New Year
March 10: Starter Fertilizer and Lawn Establishment
March 17: Building a Self-Watering Raised Bed
March 24: Rain Gardens
March 31: Common Blueberry Planting Problems
April 7: Using Native Plants in the Landscape
April 14: Companion Planting

April 21: How to Start a Community Garden
April 28: Common Vegetable Diseases
May 5: From My Head Toma Toes
May 12: Japanese Art of Kokedama
May 19: Begonias
May 26: Summer and Fall Lawn Care

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oldham county conservation map

A Note From The Oldham County Conservation District

We have moved to a great new office location: 1002 Buckner Center, Suite 4 (next to OCHS practice soccer field). This space in the heart of Buckner offers room outside for public events and is much easier to find!

Reminder…the Conservation District has several year-round programs such as vouchers for free soil testing, cost-sharing programs for land management, pollinator habitat installation, and free composting bins. Call (502) 222-5123 or email oldhamswcd@gmail.com for more information.

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pesticide application on boxwood shrubs

Private Pesticide Applicator Training/Certification

March 23 at 9:00 a.m. is the next online opportunity to get your Private Applicator Certification renewed. Email traci.missun@uky.edu to get the meeting link and password. In-person, individual appointments are available for those who cannot complete recertification online. Those needing a Private Pesticide Applicator license who have never been certified before can complete required training online: entomology.ca.uky.edu/content/psep-covid-19-private-applicator-training-plan

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Written by Andrea Matz, Oldham County Soil & Water Conservation District Director, and Traci Missun, Oldham County Agriculture & Natural Resources Agent.

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