Across Kentucky – December 23, 2015

A report on a recent researcher update on work being done with the funding of the Kentucky Soybean Board. Farmers dedicate ½ of 1% off the sale of their crop to be used for research projects from using poultry litter on farms to developing a strategy to fight glyphosate-resistant...

Across Kentucky – August 26, 2015

A report on the research project underway to perfect a clover that will fit in to a typical residential lawn. UK turf researcher, Gregg Munshaw, says they’re developing a smaller-leafed clover that fits in, reduced the need for nitrogen fertilizer, and also attracts...

Across Kentucky – August 19, 2015

One UK turf researcher is beginning a project to examine white clover plantings as a way to reduce the need for fertilizer applications in some home lawns. An entomology specialist has asked that the study include the possible positive impacts that homeowners could have on strengthening pollinator...

Across Kentucky – July 24, 2014

From UAV’S, unmanned aerial vehicles, to dealing with the basics, like manure; the topics at next week’s UK Corn, Soybean, and Tobacco Field Day in Princeton will run the gamut for those in attendance. Grain crops group coordinator at the Princeton facility, Colette Laurent, chats with Feldhaus about a...

Across Kentucky – May 5, 2015

A feature with UK small grains researcher, Bill Bruening, who is coordinating the university’s Wheat Field Day at Princeton on May 12. He discusses various small grains grown in the state and talks about the ongoing research efforts to bring to farmers seed varieties that enhance the bottom...

Across Kentucky – April 17, 2015

Feldhaus visits with UK forestry faculty member Jeff Stinger who discusses the latest research project update done by their economic researchers looking at the potential for timber industry expansion in eastern Kentucky. Stringer shares some of the impressive numbers from a study completed for SOAR, Shaping...

Across Kentucky – March 26, 2015

Kentucky was once the national leader in grape and wine production in the country, and a new video documentary airing this weekend on KET, will showcase that history and highlight the resurgence of grapes as an alternative crop opportunity for farmers here. Alicia Gregory, UK Director of Research...

Across Kentucky – March 24, 2015

From the use of unmanned aerial drones, to assisting with efforts to protect honey bees, the IPM, Integrated Pest Management school, this week in Princeton, will draw scores of crop managers for required training to meet their ongoing certification requirements. Featured guest is UK entomologist, Ric Bessin,...

Across Kentucky – February 11, 2015

Simpson County farm entrepreneur, Chris Kummer, has worked with UK researchers who’ve developed and patented a seed variety for early flowering chia, an oil seed crop that could hold major potential if worked into Kentucky crop rotations. Kummer talks about the crop’s growing patterns, its high demand...

Agriculture’s Resolve in 2015

The New Year is upon us, and with it comes a new Congress. The challenges we face, on the other hand, are rather old. It’s time to resolve longstanding policy battles so the business of agriculture can grow in 2015 and beyond. The world’s population is expected to reach 9 billion by 2050. Feeding them...

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