Across Kentucky – December 29, 2015

With Kentucky produce sales projections set to reach a record $40-$46 million for 2015, many of those producers involved in some form or fashion of that business will be on hand for next week’s Ky Fruit and Vegetable Conference at the Embassy Suites in Lexington. UK extension fruit and vegetable...

Across Kentucky – December 22, 2015

A feature report on the Uba Tuba which is not a part of the local high school marching band, but says UK extension researcher, John Strang, a real potential crop for fruit and vegetable growers. The Uba Tuba is a pepper and researchers are trying to expand its growing season and economic potential for...

Across Kentucky – July 21, 2015

Next Tuesday’s “twilight tour” (July 28) at the UK Horticulture Research Farm will have something for everyone; for homeowner and commercial grower alike. UK extension horticulture specialist, John Strang, runs down program topics ranging from the urban invasion of stink bugs to the latest in sweet...

Across Kentucky – April 3, 2015

There’s nothing much better than fresh-picked strawberries and despite the rough winter weather, those berries will be ripe for picking in just over a month. UK extension horticulturist, John Strang, describes a new variety, FlavorFest, which has been in UK trials for about three years now, and is showing...

Across Kentucky – March 18, 2015

Kentucky’s rough winter, especially harsh temperatures, have taken a toll on some of the potential of the state’s fruit crops. Extension horticulturist, John Strang, takes a look at damage to peaches among several crops. As the growing season rolls around, he recommends consumer call ahead to their...

Across Kentucky – December 29, 2014

Feldhaus visits with UK horticulture extension specialist, John Strang, for a review of the fruit and vegetable season for 2014 and a preview of the 2015 Ky Fruit and Vegetable Conference in Lexington, Jan 5-6. Strang also talks about the debut of drones being used for roadside markets to feature web site...

Across Kentucky – January 1, 2014

A group of fruit and vegetable producer associations is holding its annual conference next Monday and Tuesday, Jan 6 and 7. UK’s John Strang is involved with the planning of the event and discusses some of the diverse workshops and some of the emerging trends in production and marketing of a host of...

Free fruit for the masses

HOPKINSVILLE, Ky., (May 6, 2013) – In Hopkinsville, what began as a quest for a few basketfuls of apples will soon be a bountiful harvest for city residents. Nate and Ellen Ragsdale, Challenge House ambassadors, were looking for a source of apples to make apple jelly. The Ragsdales use the jelly as part of...