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The Farm THE BATH COUNTY NEWS-OUTLOOK Owingsville, Ky.--Week of April 10- April 17, 2003 7 and Garden Show-- Extension Gateway Area paused with Dr. 2mner (center), Cooperative Extension Director for Family & Consumer Sci- before opening the FCS booth in the of Kentucky College of Agriculture Central Kentucky Home & Garden !ENSION ICE I Show in Lexington on Thursday evening. Pic- tured, left to right: Carole Rison of Bath Co., Martha Perkins of Rowan Co., Nellie Buchanan of Morgan Co., and Peggy Powell of Montgom- ery Co., shared materials and information from the "Fresh From The Market" Farmers Market Project. (Extension Service photo) Gary Plamilton,  ] Carole Rison, Ho_me_Agent I/ Tera Rawlings, 4-H Agent I / John K. Wills - Agricultural Agent Emeritus I I market ee meets 2003 market "Bath County Farmers Mar- met last week to 2(X)3 marketing sea- tniie Thonlpson was elect-- year's Market Chair- Sandy Ellington was as Vice Chair. a representative Department of ure was present at the to discuss the Farmers Nutrition Program (or ]'his year $6,0(X) )f WIC coupons will be by the County Health ent to young Bath Coun- to be used to purchase Bath Coun- :et. exciting announce- Was made by the Kentucky ture and that isyear, $ i 2,000- Worth o.f coupons will distribute( at the local ter to qualify- . e coupons, known tor Coupons" are also for • of purchasing fresh fruits the Bath County Market. wishing to sell at this and wanting to be accept either of these cou- y the Extension July I and fill out paper work. This year's Farmers Market will officially open June 6th, and will be open on Tuesdays and Fridays from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Sat- urdays from 7 a.m. until noon. It will again be located on the lot at the entrance to the Southern States Fertilizer Plant on US 60 east of Owingsville. Rules for this year's Market is as follows: * All produce must be locally grown produce by the seller. * Sellers must provide their own scales (legal for trade) and containers. * Sellers must clean up their market area before leaving. * No producer may begin sell- ing before 7:00 a.m. * The market is open to Bath and all surrounding counties. * Marketing spaces are assigned first come. The Farmers Market Commit- tee reminds everyone that they have equipment available for pro- ducers to use. The equipment in- cludes a bed shaper for laying plastic and drip irrigation lines, a waterwheel setter and a mulch lift- er. The tee for using this equip- ment is $25/acre for the use of one piece or all equipment. Musk Thistle in Kentucky pastures and hay fields One of the most troublesome weed problems in Kentucky pas- tures and hayfields are thistles. Thistle plants can interfere with livestock grazing and limit the amount of available forage. The spring and early summer months is when thistles become a major problem for land owners and live- stock producers who graze cattle or produce hay. Musk thistle, also called nod- ding thistle, is the most common type of thistle plant found in Ken- tucky. It is considered a noxious weed because of its ability to re- proudce rapidly and limit pasture production. Musk thistle only re- produces by seed. Therefore, the major aspect of any control efforts is to prevent or limit seed produc- tion. The primary growth'period of the plant is generally in the spring through the early summer months. However, most seed germinates in the fall and form a rosette which grows close the ground, often growing unnoticed until the spring months. The leaf surface is waxy in appearance and contain spines along the leaf margins. Flower stalks develop in the spring fol- lowed by bright purple to reddish flowers, which bloom in late May t0 afl Ju.tq'he sccd, whielt are produced for the next generation, develop soon after flowering and are easily carried by wind and The most important step in long- term control of musk thistle is to prevent flowering, and the pro- duction and spread of new seed. This can be accomplsihed by us- ing various mechanical, biologi- cal, or chemical control methods. For mechanical control efforts, mowing, clipping pastures, or even hand-grubbing can be used. These control methods should be initiat- ed before flowers begin to open. Some regrowth and production of flowers can occur after mowing, but seed production will be nota- bly less than if a mechanical con- trol method had not been used. Thistle plants mowed or removed by hand after flowers have bloomed enough energy reserves that these plants will still produce viable seed. A reduction in musk thistle populations can also be obtained through biological control meth- ods. Two different insects are known to inhibit thistle growth and development, the Thistle- Head Weevil and the Thistle Ro- sette Weevil. The Thistle-Head Weevil can be found during the spring in many counties through- out central Kentucky. These in- sects feed on the maturing seed inside the developing flower head. The impact of the Thistle-Head Weevil will not eliminate all seed production, but can significantly reduce the amount of seed pro- duced by individual plants in ar- eas where the insect has become established. Broadleafherbicides labeled for use in pastures can be applied in grass pastures and noncropland areas for control of musk thistle rosettes. However, for herbicides to be effect, the timing of the application is critical. Best re- sults can be obtained if herbi- cides are applied to plants that are in the early rosette state of growth and actively growing. Therefore, the best times for her- bicide application is in the early spring 'or in the fall. Application of herbicides in the spring should be made during March and April when thistle plant s are actively growing. In the fall, apply herbi- cides in October or early No- vember following new seed ger- mination. When plants are in the rosette stage they are more sus- ceptible to herbicide applica- tions. Herbicides which can be used in pastures include 2, 4-D, Ban- vel, Crossbow, Redeem R&P, and Weedmaster. For spring her- bicide applications, apply when 24 Hour Towing AUto Repair - 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mon. - Sat. 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. (:hevron spread to other areas as well. air temperatures are above 55°F l I GOT THE NEED FOR SPEED? RACING REFUND i5 #1 .= Quality Tax Preparation s Professional Service ; ..... 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They are (standing): Bill Riley; of Morehead; Lon Wells, of Bath County; Lowell Fields, of Montgomery County; (seated): Ethel Howard, project coordinator, of Morehead; Ada June Thompson, of Bath County; and Norma Patton, of Montgomery County. for 2 to 3 days. Complete spray coverage of the plant is also im- portant. When herbicides are applied after flower stalks elon- gate, control will be less effec- tive and inconsistent. When us- ing herbicides for control, con- sult the waiting period on the product label for livestock gra- ing restrictions following herbi- cide application. Avoid spray- ing near crops such as tobacco, vegetables, or ornamental plant- ings. Also, avoid spray drift by not spraying on windy days or days with extremely high tem- peratures and high humidity. Send In your news to The News-Outlook each wlek for publication in this community ncwspapo. Monthly meeting notice for GADD On Wednesday, April 16, there will be a meeting of the Gateway ADD Highway Safety Committee. The meeting will be held at 10 a.m. at the Bath County Comxhouse Annex, in the GADD Conference Room, in Owingsville. .................. it-I ....... Ēr ,irl ..................... 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