Across Kentucky – March 18, 2016

Feldhaus presents the third in a three-report series on UK plant pathologist, Paul Vincelli’s research into GMO food safety. Vincelli has just completed a 14-page extension document titled, “Genetically Engineered Crops – Emerging Opportunities.” On one hand, he says that GMO science warrants...

Across Kentucky – March 11, 2016

If researchers are to have any real shot at reducing the need for pesticide and herbicide use in crop production, the use of GMO technology will have a major role in that effort. Feldhaus files the second of three reports with UK plant pathologist, Dr. Paul Vincelli, on the progress this powerful technology...

Across Kentucky – March 4, 2016

A story on the special seminar on new forage varieties next Tuesday evening on the UK campus, March 8. Extension forage specialist Ray Smith discusses the economic importance to farmers of selecting the best in new varieties that perform well in this region of the country. Smith also explains to non-farmers,...

Across Kentucky – March 3, 2016

A feature report with UK Extension Plant Pathologist, Dr. Paul Vincelli, who recently spent his sabbatical totally focused on GMO’s and scientific research available on their use and safety in modern society. This will be the first in a series of four reports on what GMO’s are and how they’re being...

Across Kentucky – February 12, 2016

A feature report with Ky State University’s Tony Silvernail who’ll be involved with a high tunnels workshop, Feb 18, at KSU’s university research and demonstration farm near Frankfort. The event will feature speakers from UK and Berea College on organic systems and will focus on the positive impact...

Across Kentucky – January 26, 2016

A report with UK Agronomist Carrie Knott on an upcoming small grain disease workshop (Feb 5), and on what small grains are and how they impact consumers. Knott talks about the state’s winter wheat crop which is turned into crackers and cookies, some of them, baked right here in Kentucky at a facility in...

Across Kentucky – January 8, 2016

The Kentucky Forage and Grasslands Council with plenty of help from the UK extension forage staff, will be hosting the 5-state, Heart of America Grazing Conference Jan 25/26 in Lexington. UK forage specialist Ray Smith discusses details of the event and takes time to explain to non-farmers why a healthy...

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 24, 2015

The Vols and the Wildcats are not close friends on the hardwood or the gridiron, but UK Forage Specialist, Ray Smith, explains that the University of Tennessee’s Institute for Agriculture will be sharing with UK a portion of a recent USDA grant to develop information and resources for organic dairy...

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...

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