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Agriculture

  • 2016 Nelson County Fair public speaking and talent contest results

    The seventh annual Nelson County Fair Public Speaking and Talent Contests  were held Saturday, July 9, 2016, at 11:00 a.m. at the Nelson County Fair Pavilion in Bardstown Kentucky.  The Nelson County Farm Bureau (NCFB) Women's Committee organized the contests. NCFB  sponsored over $900 in prizes along with awarding each participant a one day pass to the Nelson County Fair scheduled for the following week July 18th through the 23rd. 

  • Ag Day, an annual event, promotes agriculture to community

    A week before the fair was due to start, the Nelson County Fairgrounds were buzzing with life — both human and animal.

    In its fifth year, Nelson County Agriculture Day began as a way to better expose the community to ag-related ideas and activities, including education on where food originates and why agriculture is important.

  • Less can be more when it comes to lawn care

    By Kristopher Fante, Backyard Gardener

  • Powdery mildew is common

    Powdery mildew is probably the most common garden fungus around. It is not too terribly picky about where it spreads. It likes humid and dry weather, thrives in the heat of the summer and is hard to control once it has started. The trick here is to prevent it from happening with proper plant selection, spacing and treatment before it takes hold.

  • Dividing iris improves health

    We have all asked the question “why hasn’t my plant bloomed?” Sometimes the answer is as simple as not enough sunlight, not old enough, not cold enough or hot enough, etc. In fact, it could be as simple as a little digging and dividing for renewed blooming attitude.

  • The proper nutrients are key to your harvest

    We have spent more than 10 years improving our vegetable garden by adding composted horse manure, composted sheep manure and composted chicken manure at the end of each season. The result is a seriously well-drained plot that has the capacity to retain moisture and slowly feed what we plant. I am so looking forward to the vegetable garden this year, because last year was such a disappointment.

  • Take appropriate measures to make room for beneficial insects

    Chris Coulter

    Agricultural Columnist

    GoodEarthFarm@yahoo.com

    Everybody seems to have a different level of tolerance to weeds. For those with the golf-course mentality, there shouldn’t be a weed out of place, and all blades of grass should measure within a half inch of each other. A stray dandelion in a field of green would be cause to haul out the herbicide tank and bring down chemical Hades. If the dandelion were especially menacing, it may even have to be attacked with napalm. I’m not in that camp.

  • Serviceberries make a great addition to any landscape

    By Kristopher Fante, Backyard Gardener

  • Bardstown Garden Tour blossoms this weekend

    Gardeners struggling to find new ideas to make their lawns look attractive or individuals who just want to admire the green thumbs of others will want to give the Blooming Bardstown Garden Tour a look. It takes place this Saturday.

    Robbie Smith, county extension agent for horticulture, said the garden tour serves as an idea exchange for gardeners. 

  • G & J Angus joins American Angus Association

    G & J Angus, of Bloomfield, are new members of the American Angus Association, reports Allen Moczygemba, CEO of the national breed organization headquartered in St. Joseph, Mo.
    The American Angus Association, with more than 25,000 active adult and junior members, is the largest beef breed association in the world. Its computerized records include detailed information on over 18 million registered Angus.