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12- April 04, 2013 Your Hometown Newspaper News Outlook COOPERATIVE EXTENSION SERVICE UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY, College of Agriculture Gary Hamilton Cooperative Extention Agent for Agriculture and Natural Resources Martha Perkins Cooperative Extention Agent for Family and Consumer Sciences Terrance Clemons Extension Agent for 4-H Extension Agents Honored Bath County Exten- sion Agents Martha Per- kins, Gary Hamilton and Terence Clemons were recently honored by the Kentucky chapter of Epsilon Sigma Phi, the national honorary frater- nity for the Cooperative Extension Service. The agents were awarded the Program Achievement County Team Award at the annual meeting of the association. They re- ceived the award for a day camp for 3rd-6th graders that included classes on healthy food preparation, etiquette and kitchen safety. Other activities included physical activity breaks and a tour of the Farmers Market. Educational programs of the Kentucky Coop- erative Extension Service serve all people regard- less of race, color, age, sex, religion, disability or national origin. Buttercups in pastures One of the signs that ./sptinghas arrived iswhen ! ;-eoll0.w,, bmter ups :, begin, to appear, but it's during the winter-months that the vegetative growth of buttercup actually takes place. As a cool-season weed, this plant often flourishes in over-grazed pasture with poor stands of desirable forages, In fact, many fields that have dense buttercup popula- tions are fields heavily grazed by animals during the fall through the early spring months. Buttercups are some- times classified as short- lived perennials, but often grow as winter annuals. Plants typically produce five, shiny yellow petals in the early spring. There are four different species of buttercups that may be found in Kentucky: bul- bous buttercup (Ranun- culus bulbosus), creeping buttercup (Ranuncuhs repens), tall buttercup (Ranunculus actis) and small flower buttercup (Ranunculus arbortivus). Although each of these #ants may have some- what similar flower heads, each of these buttercup species differs some- what in their vegetative leaf characteristics. New seeds are produced dur- ing the time petals are showy. If you wait until after flowers appear, it can be too late to imple- ment control tactics. This is one reason buttercups can survive year to year and new plants emerge each year. Most buttercup plants emerge from seed dur- ing the fall or late winter months. Therefore, pas- ture management prac- tices that improve and promote growth of desir- able plants during these months are the best methods to help compete against the emergence and growth of this plant. Whereas, livestock over- grazing fields during the fall and winter months is one of the main factors that contribute to butter- cup problems. You can mow fields or clip plants close to the ground in the early spring before buttercup plants can pro- duce flowers and that may help reduce the amount of new seed pro- duced, but mowing alone will not totally eliminate seed production. For chemical control, herbicides registered for use on grass pastures that contain 2,4-D will ef- fectively control butter- cup. Depending on other weeds present products that contain dicamba and 2,4-D (eg. Weedmaster), aminopyralid (eg. Fore- Front, Milestone), tri- clopyr (eg. PastureGard, Crossbow) or metsulfu- ron (eg. Cimarron) can also be used. However, legumes such as clovers interseeded with grass pastures can be severely injured or killed by these herbicide products. For optimum results ap- ply a herbicide in the early spring (February March) before flow- ers are observed, when buttercup plants are still small and actively grow- ing. For best herbicide activity, wait until day- time air temperatures are greater than 50 de- grees for two to three consecutive days. Con- sult the herbicide label for further information on grazing restrictions, precautions or other pos- sible limitations. For fields heavily in- fested with buttercup, you may need a variety of control tactics. Apply a herbicide to help reduce the population of butter- cup plants in the spring, plus use good pasture management techniques throughout the year to help improve and thick- en the stand of desirable forages. The University of Ken- tucky's 2013 Grazing School will be April 17- 18 at the UK Research and Education Center in Princeton. Check http:// www.uky.edu/Ag/For- age/ for more informa- tion. For more informa- tion or to register for the Kentucky Grazing School, contact Land Dale at land.dale@uky. edu, 859-278-0899; Jeff Lehmkuhler at jeff.lehm- kuhler@uky.edu, 859- 257-2853 or contact your Bath County Cooperative Extension Service. Educational programs of the Cooperative Ex- tension Service serve all people regardless of race, color, sex, religion, disability or national ori- gin. Fight Disease with a Healthy Diet You can't change your family medical history which may put you at in- creased risk for chronic disease, heart disease, or cancer. But you can fight back against such con- ditions by altering your lifestyle, particularly your diet. Nutrition is a critical Component to promot- ing good health, and if certain diseases run in your family, you'll want to make your diet as preventive as pos- sible. Here's some food for thought on dietary changes that can help you prevent several seri- ous health conditions. The National Cancer Institute estimates that one in eight women in the United States will develop breast cancer during her lifetime. To reduce your risk, limit al- cohol. Having more than one drink a day for wom- en has been associated with an increased risk for breast cancer. Watch your calories. Getting to and staying at a healthy weight is one of the most important things you can do to reduce breast can- cer risk. Colon cancer is the third most common cancer in both men and women in the United States. To reduce your risk, eat plenty of fruits, vegetables and whole grains. Include whole wheat bread, oatmeal, brown rice and barley in your diet. Limit red meat. Diets high in red meat have been associated with an increased risk for colon cancer. To eat less meat, think of fruits, vegetables and whole grains as the entr6e at meals, and meat as the side dish. Drink moder- ately, if at all. Alcohol has been associated with an increased risk for colon cancer. Heart disease is the number one killer of American men and wom- en. To reduce your risk, consume only enough calories to maintain a healthy weight. Fill up on fiber. The American Heart Association rec- ommends consuming 25 to 30 grams of fiber a day. To add fiber to your diet, eat oatmeal or other whole grain cere- als for breakfast and opt for whole grain bread instead of white bread. Have at least five serv- ings of fruits and veg- etables every day. Keep your diet low in fat. This means fat should make up no more than 30 per- cent of your daily calo- ties. Of the fats you do consume, avoid those that are solid at room temperature, such as but- ter and margarine. They are high in unhealthy saturated fats or trans fat. Instead, use unsaturated fat such as canola or olive oil whenever possible. At least 79 million Americans have predia- betes, according to the American Diabetes Asso- ciation. To prevent or de- lay the onset of diabetes if you have prediabetes or if type 2 diabetes runs in your family, maintain a healthy weight (body mass index of 18.5 to 24.9) by cutting calories and exercising. Being at a normal weight is the most important thing you can do to prevent type 2 diabetes. Educational programs of the Kentucky Cooper- ative Extension Service serve all people regard- less of race, color, age, sex, religion, disability or national origin. Bath Co. Homemakers Offer Scholarship The Bath County Ex- tension Homemakers will award a 8500 scholar- ship to a qualifying Bath County senior. Seniors who plan to attend col- lege or post-high school vocational training may apply. Applications are available from the high school or the Bath Coun- ty Extension Office at 2914 East Highway 60. The Homemakers also offer a scholarship for a non-traditional student returning to college or vocational/technical school, and a scholarship for a student working to- ward their GED. These applications are available at the Extension Office. All scholarship applica- tions are due by May 7. For more information, call the Extension Office at 674-6121. ODOPERATWE EXTENSION SERVKEU~ Uni,~si~ of K~tucky I~,~,K~V College of Agth:uRum "~a~"" 'Ex.te ion _Notes, I JkdL Amand~ Hamilton Menifee County Extensmn Off~e CEA for 4-H andFamily and Consumer Science Licking River Area Homemakers Technology Workshop Are you behind on the latest technology or just want to learn a little more about it? The Licking River Area Homemakers Technol- ogy Workshop is offer- ing an opportunity to learn more about Iden- tity Theft, Facebook, E- readers, and Managing Photos. The workshop will be held at the Flem- ing County Library on June 27, 2013 from 10:00 a.m.to 12:00 p.m. Announcements Orientation for the Fathers Reading Ev- ery Day program will be at the Montgomery County Public Library on April 8th at 6:00 PM. Registration forms are available at the library and must be returned by April 5th. Partici- pants will read to their children at the location Connie Saunders, of their choice over a Fleming County Adult three week period. Services Librarian; and The Montgomery Marcy Mitchell, Me- County Public Library nifee County Photogra- has a variety of weekly pher. programs to educate A small registration and entertain young fee of $5.00 and the reg- people. Story Hour is istration form will need held at the Camargo to be submitted to the Branch at 1:00 PM on Menifee County Ex- Mondays for children tension Office no later ages 18 months to 4 than June 10, 2013. years. The Camargo For more informa- Branch is located at tion and a registration 4406 Camargo Road. form; please contact Tot Time, for children Amanda Hamilton at 18 months to 2 years, is 606-768-3866 or Aman- held at the Mt. Sterling da.hamilton@uky.edu- Branch at either 10:30 or AM or 1:00 PM on Visit the Menifee Tuesdays. 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