Katie Pratt

Katie
Pratt
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Kentucky’s 2014 wheat harvest good and bad
Mother Nature threw some curve balls to the wheat crop over the growing season. Now at harvest time, some growers are finding out their crop safely weathered the season, while others are discovering they struck out.
Spring weather finally arrives to relieve Kentucky cattle
Most Kentucky cows need to improve body condition, so they will be able to sustain a pregnancy, and cattle producers want to get cows bred in the next few weeks.
Cut Kentucky hay now for best quality
Many Kentucky producers went into the winter of 2013-2014 thinking they had enough good quality hay to sustain their livestock. Before the end of winter, some found that they needed more or that their hay quality was not as good as they had previously thought.
Kentucky Grazing School is May 21-22
The 2014 Kentucky Grazing School will be May 21-22 at the Woodford County office of the University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service.
Kentucky fumigation workshop to cover grain storage issues
To help producers operate their storage structures more effectively, the University of Kentucky grain science working group will host a fumigation workshop Tuesday, May 13 at the UK Research and Education Center in Princeton.
Frozen soil nitrogen loss suspected in delayed Kentucky wheat
As of March 20, much of the Kentucky's wheat crop has only reached Feekes 2 or 3. Compared to most years, this is about a two to three week delay in growth. Weather and lost nitrogen to blame.
New subsurface poultry litter works for no-till corn
A new poultry litter application method injects dry litter directly into the soil by using a subsurface litter application implement developed by USDA-ARS.
Locally grown meats getting more popular, profitable in Kentucky
Kentucky producers of beef, chicken and pork are seeing the demand for local products increase.
plant, disease, resistance, components, key
Kentucky researchers identify key component in plant disease resistance
Knowing the necessary components to disease resistance in plants could lead to better disease-resistant crop varieties that could help farmers.
Kentucky, corn, irrigation, potential, increased, yields, drought
Kentucky study paves way for increased irrigation in the state
A disastrous 2012 growing season piqued many Kentucky farmers’ interest in irrigation for their operations, but there has been little information for them to go on until now.
Weather a blow to Kentucky row crops
This summer has been hot and dry for portions of western Kentucky, especially areas west of the Land Between the
Spider mites active in Kentucky soybeans
While much of central and eastern Kentucky have had ample amounts of rainfall this year, parts of western Kentucky are
Kentucky’s marginal land has great energy potential
A significant amount of marginal, abandoned and mined land exists throughout Kentucky and the Southeastern United States
Kentucky wheat harvest complete
Warm, dry weather allowed Kentucky wheat growers to quickly wrap up the 2010 harvest. Overall, crop conditions were
Watch for poison hemlock in hay fields
Many farmers across Kentucky are making their first hay of the season. While making hay, it is important for growers
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