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  • Take precautions, it’s chigger time
  • Time for home canning pickles

    There is nothing that sets off a cold cut sandwich better than the taste of a pickle, and with so many varieties, you are bound to find one to suit every palate. So it probably won’t surprise you that pickles are a popular home food preservation item.
    To ensure safe, tasty home-canned pickles, always follow research-based recipes, such as those offered by Extension, that have been tested for product safety. Follow the recipe and use the proper amounts of the appropriate ingredients to yield the best flavor from your food and to prevent food-borne illness.

  • The importance of protecting horses from ticks

    By Lee Townsend, PhD
    UK College of Agriculture, Food and Environment
    Ticks have been active this spring and early summer despite a harsh winter and will be around until August. The lone star tick and the American dog tick are the most troublesome species in Kentucky. Lone star tick bites are very irritating and tick feeding wounds can become infected. Check with your veterinarian about tick-borne disease incidence in your area.

  • Small Ruminant Profit School -- Fall 2014
  • Distracted driving affects everyone

    We live in a world with information readily available at our fingertips 24/7. While this is a great convenience, it can be dangerous if you are behind the wheel.
    According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, at any given second in the United States, an estimated 660,000 people are driving while using a cell phone or manipulating an electronic device. In 2012, over 3,000 people died and around 420,000 more were injured in automobile accidents involving a distracted driver.

  • Emerald ash borer in Trimble

    During the past two weeks I have confirmed Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) in at least two locations 8-10 miles apart. Since 2010, Trimble County has been part of a thirty county quarantine zone. For the latest information on these counties go to: http://pest.ca.uky.edu/EXT/EAB/welcomeeab.html. The greatest potential for infestation occurs in the quarantine counties.

  • Kentucky summer squash

    No Kentucky garden or local farmers market would be complete without summer squash. The most popular summer squashes are yellow squash and zucchini. They come in a wide array of vibrant yellows and vivid greens. Shoppers need to be savvy when shopping and cooking with summer squash.

  • Steps to safe groundwater

    Agricultural chemicals are an important part of many farm operations. Used properly, they help Kentucky farmers produce an abundant, safe food supply. If mishandled, however, they can contaminate groundwater, which is a source of drinking water for many residents.
    As May is Water Awareness Month, Amanda Gumbert from the University of Kentucky Extension Plant and Soil Sciences department, offers producers some helpful advice to reduce the chance that improperly used agricultural chemicals will contaminate groundwater by following these eight steps.

  • Gluten free, is it for me?
  • Set your teen up for success

    Parents want their teenagers to grow into successful adults, but sometimes parents’ definition of success results in additional stress and pressure on their teenage children.