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n tha" l00arm THE BATH COUNTY NEWS-OUTLOOK Owingsville, Ky.--Week of February 13- February 20, 2003 7 ' i 1 ,41' to the buzzard$This picture a recent Tuesday, when Police Chief Toy counted about 131 buzzards perched in telephone tower and a nearby tree. Many are more. The view is from the lot across from-Southern States, on Gudgell Avenue. Although it is a bit of an eyesore for some, Chief Toy says no one has really complained about the birds. (News-Outlook photo, Sunny Kramer) e Card tining, 18 Le Bath ounty Extension will hold two Pesticide Trainings, Tuesday, 18. The first training begin at 9 a.m. and the sec- will begin at 6 p.m. Both be held at the Bath County Islon office. These are the that provide you with a that is required to buy stores pesticides at the production 00arketing ? opportunity to learn goat production and ng can be obtained by ng the East Region Goat ucer Short Course. The Short Course will involve from UK, KSU, MSU, goat industry. The course held at the Derrickson lture iComplex, at the There is no charge for The dates are 18 for Marketing February 25 for Information; ,and 4 will cover feeds 'and ltgrtfw;Gats: All classes t L ttu registration at 6 ne program will begin P.m. Call your local tzxtension Office for :ion. leftover le seeds Yu'rthlike me, your eyes an your garden, so seed'leftover from lous years. Be sure your left- Seeds can germinate before send in that new seed cata- or visit the local gar- Jpply center. properly stored, most Seeds will remain ,e, or able to germinate, for or more years, including pumpkin, cucum- However, a few es (Spinach, onion and produce seeds that for less than two to Years. Thus, it's best to buy seeds of these vegetables year or two. easy to check the viability Seeds that are more one year old by usin the doll test". Simply wrap" ten seeds from each packet in a tOWel that's moist, but not Wet. Roll or fold the towels to enclose the seeds towels in a sealed, air- bag. Put a label in the Seed-containing paper or mark the outside of the ag. plastic bags in a warm the texture will gO to 80* . T-he top is a good storage if there are to hold in heat the generates. Seed should germinate two weeks. If 75% or germinate from tven packet, plant those nor- Gary Hamilton, Agricultural Agent Carole Rison, Home Agent Tera Rawlings, 4-H Agent John K. Wills, Agricultural Agent Emeritus mally, as you would in the gar- den. It's still okay to use seeds, if about 50% germinate from a packet. However, you might want to use twice as many seeds as normal, to make up for the lower germinate rate. If 30% or fewer of these seeds in a packet germi- nate, it's best to order or buy fresh seeds. If you depend on a good har- vest from some major crops such as snap beans, sweet corn, butter- nut squash or pickling cucum- bers, it's probably wise to plant a mixture of new and old seeds. Buying some extra fresh seed is cheap insurance that you'll have fresh produce available when you're ready to preserve it. When you purchase seeds, check labels and buy only those packaged for the current growing season. This practice will ensure that you're eating the freshest seeds available. STORING VEG- ETABLE SEEDS: If you have some vegetable seeds remaining from this growing season, the fol- lowing tips will help you keep them viable for next year's gar- den. Storage conditions are very important to maintain high ger- mination rates of leftover seeds. Try to keep seeds as dry as possi- ble. Although refrigeration isn't necessary, keeping seeds cool, but not freezing, also will pro- long their lives. Enclose seeds in an air-tight container such as a glass jar or plastic food storage box, to keep them dry and protect against insect infestations and rodent feeding. Periodically check stored seeds for mold. If mold is pres- ent, throw away any damaged or decaying seeds. Allow the remaining seeds to air-dry for a few days before resealing the container. Time to consider nitrogen fertility of wheat Now is the time to start think- ing about the nitrogen fertility of your wheat crop. You can choose from two fertilizations methods, a split application or a single application. A split application generally increases yield to seven bushels Happy Birthday, Chalmer & Martha February 11 February 23 Happy Birthday, Christina Love, from your family i L 498 0 Your Hometown Rental Company We Rent For Less Wilson Auto Sales, Inc. 1884 OWingsville R d. Mt. Sterling, Ky. II i i I per acre, depending upon spring weather. This method also is desirable when you've had poor fall crop growth. With the split application method, you apply nitrogen in mid-February and again in mid- March. The first application will stimulate tiller development. Since too much nitrogen fertilizer can increase the risk of freeze damage later in the season, be sure to use the recommended rates. Wheat plans will use the mid-March application for grain production. The mid-February rate is based on tiller density, so you should take several random tiller counts in each field prior to application If the density is less" than 70 tillers per square foot, you probably can increase yield by splitting the nitrogen applica- tion. The February application should be 30 pounds of nitrogen per acre, if tiller density is near 70 per square foot, and up to 50 pounds per acre as density declines. Just before jointing, make the second split nitrogen application, using a rate that makes the total application for February and March between 60 to 90 pounds per acre for conventional tillage and 90 to 120 pounds for no tillage. (In the plant growth cycle, jointing usually occurs in mid-March when the growing point moves above the soil sur- face. You can determine jointing by feeling for a bulge in the main stem, or by splitting this stem open and looking for the growing point.) If you use the traditional method of a single nitrogen application, make it just before jointing, generally around mid- March The recommended rate is 60 to 90 pounds of nitrogen per acre for conventionally-planted wheat, and 90 to 120 pounds for no-till wheat. - For more information on wheat management, visit your county Extension Office and ask for the "Comprehensive Wheat Management Guide" and the "No-Till Small Grains Production Guide". Both of these Extension publications are acces- sible on the Internet, at http;//www.ky.edu/Ag/ Agronomy/ Extension/ oilmain/ soilpubs.htm. The heart truth Heart disease is the number one cause of death for women, but it doesn't have to be. That is the message of a Web site called "The Heart truth", created by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, to give women an urgent wake-up call about the risks of heart disease and how to lower them. The site aims to alert all women, but especially those ages 40 to 60, the prime risk years for developing heart dis- ease, that it is never too late to improve heart health, even for those who have already had a heart attack. Younger women also will learn from the site that heart disease develops gradually and may start as early as the teenage- years. And those who have heart disease can help improve their heart health and quality of life by following tips found on the site. To help drive its point home, "The Heart Truth" features per- sonal stories about heart disease from eight women. Some of these women describe their experi- ences with having a heart attach; others tell about measures they are taking to avoid one. The site also has an interactive question- naire to help answer the question, "Are you at an increased risk of having a heart attack?" The site also has the latest information on menopause, a time when a woman's risk of heart disease starts to rise. The risks for other health problems, such as osteoporosis and breast cancer, also increase. Web pages with the latest information on the use of hormone therapy during and after menopause, as well as alter0ative approaches to treating menopausal symptoms, also are featured. To learn more about women and heart disease, go to "The Heart Truth", at www.nhlbi/_0.Lh. gov/health/hearttruth. Happy Birthday, McKayla Love, from your family CHRYSLER Dodge Jeep l l I YOU COULD GET THE NEW OR USEn VEHICLE YOU WANT! Let Us Put You In That New Vehic& Today! Call Today & Ask For Bront