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/ / The Farm THE BATH COUNTY NEWS-OUTLOOK Owingsville, Ky.--Week of May 1 - May 7, 2003 7 ....  tllll. Ill C/aSSThe Bath County Middle Service Center sponsored a Boys Club after g Class recently. Above, BCMS students Doug Boling and Blake Hovermale work on class. Gary Hamilton, Ag, Carole Rison, Home Agent Tera Rawlinga, 4-H Agent Jcn K. Wills - Agricultural Agent Emeritus or replace ed trees storm is long past has arrived bringing of strong storms. If have suffered from of these events, how whether to save them? consideration is a ' to feed itself Its leaves A loss of 25 tree's leaf-pro- is similar to and really won't back that far. But a or more may nuch for the tree to is the Injuries formed as a breakage. If the broke and a large resulted, the tree Y can't be saved. Decay tree wounds and way up and down site. New rings will retard the fungi outward with the may be left with a This could cause fail later. or both of these con- Is convinces you to damaged tree, grind and wait until fall new tree. Waiting of the tree to and gives you time to good replacement tree. Some time to think tree you will plant. a tree gives you a Choose a better tree Many of the trees were planted by or grandfather's is your chance for your children a street tree environment, it to fallow the 10- 20-30 rule. To promote diversity and disease resistance, commu- nities should plant no more than 10 percent of their street trees of any one species; no more than 20 percent of one genus; and no more than 30 percent of one family. When too many of the same kind are planted, they are more susceptible to being wiped out by a single disease. Try to plant different trees than the neighborhood next to you. If you decide to save dam- aged trees, you need to take action now. The wounds need to be cleaned up. Remove any stubs back to the next branch while carefully maintaining the branch collar. The branch collar- the thickened bark around the base of the branch-contains most of the biochemical reac- tions that the tree will need to defend itself against disease. When cutting off branches, be sure to take big branches down in pieces and make proper cuts to keep their fall from tear- ing bark off the tree. Better yet, hire a licensed, bonded and insured tree service to do the pruning for you. Two compact discs on choos- ing the right tree for a site have been produced by the depart- ment of horticulture in the University"bfKenttCky College of Agriculture with the Kentucky division of Forestry. One CD is "Small and Medium Trees for Kentucky landscapes." The second CD is "Large Trees for Kentucky Landscapes." Both contain full-color pictures and details about many trees suited to Kentucky's climate and soils. Presently, you can access these CDs through the Bath County Extension Service Office, which also has addition- al information on selecting tree varieties and keeping them healthy. Managing carpenter bees Many clients have been calling about the large, black bees hover- ing around eaves, decks and wood siding of their homes and out- buildings. These are probably car- penter bees searching for mates and nesting sites. Carpenter bees cause cosmetic and structural damage to wood. They can also be quite intimidating and have the potential to inflict painful stings. Carpenter bees are similar in appearance to bi?mblebees, but have different nesting habits. Bumblebees generally ncs{ in the ground, whereas carpenter bees tunnel into wood to lay their eggs. Bare, unpainted, weathered soft- woods are preferred, especially redwood, cedar, cypress and pine. Painted or pressure-treated wood is much less susceptible to attack. Common nesting sites include eaves, fascia boards, siding, wooden shake roofs, decks, and outdoor furniture. Carpenter bees overwinter as adults in old nest tunnels. After mating, the fertilized female exca- vate galleries in wood, laying their eggs within a series of small cells. The cells are provisioned with a ball of pollen on which the larvae feed, emerging as adults in late summer. The entrance hole and tunnels are perfectly round and about the diameter of your finger. Coarse sawdust, the color of fresh cut wood, so often seen beneath the entry hole and burrowing sounds, may be heard within the wood. Female carpenter bees may excavate new tunnels or enlarge and reuse old ones. Serious dam- age can result when the same piece of wood is worked year after year. Males are often aggressive, hovering in front of people who are around the nests. The males are harmless, however, since they lack stingers. Female carpenter bees can inflict a painful sting, but seldom will, unless handled or molested. The best time to control car- penter bees is before the tunnels are fully excavated. For home- owners, liquid sprays of Sevin or a pyrethroid (e.g., Bayer Advanced Home/Lawn and Garden Insect Killer, Spectracide Triazicide/Bug Stop, Ortho Home Defense System/Termite and Carpenter .Ant Killer) can be applied directly late nest openings or broadcast sprayed, as a deterrent onto wood surfaces attracting large numbers of bees. The broadcast spray approach is often warranted when carpenter bees are riddling large expanses of wood, such as siding on a barn, wood shake roofs, or decking. Broadcast treatment is best accomplished with a pump or hose end sprayer, targeting the wood surfaces that are most favored by the bees (fascia boards), joist ends of redwood decks, etc.) Residential effective- ness of deterrent treatment may need to be repeated. Individual holes that are already present can also be treated with wasp and hor- net aerosol spray or dust insecti- cide (e.g. Sevin), directed into the nest opening. Although carpenter bees are less aggressive than wasps, females provisioning their nests will sting. Consider treating in the evening or while wearing protective clothing. After treatment, leave the holes open for a few days, to allow the bees to contact and distribute the insecticide throughout the tunnel system. Then plug the entrance hole with a piece of wood dowel coated with carpenter's glue, wood putty, or other suitable sealant. This will protect against future bees using the old tunnels, as well as moisture intrusion and wood decay. Carpenter bees normally will not tunnel into painted wood. Therefore, a more permanent solution is to paint unfinished wood surfaces, especially those with a history of being attacked. Wood stains and preservatives are less reliable than painting, but may provide some degree of repeUence versus bare wood. To further discourage nesting, garages and outbuildings should be kept closed when carpenter bees are actively searching for nesting sites. The annoying flying and nesting habit usually subsides by the end of May. Stocking for an emergency Most emergency literature sug- gests that when we prepare a dis- aster supply kit, that it contains enough for each person for three days. A separate kit may need to be available in areas or offices, as well as homes. Some of the items may change with the season. Kits should be in easy carry containers. Stored food and water supplies should be stored properly and changed as needed. Water: Each person needs two quarts of water per day for consumption. Water should be stored in food grade containers. Other water is needed for cooking and sanitary needs. Stored water should be IRA's & Annuities 4% Interest Life Insurance Cancer Insurance Long Term Care Daily Hospital Supplements Donna Hitch Field Representative (606) 849-2432 g Huntin# e#gs-- McKenna Bowling looks for Easter eggs during an Eas- ter Egg Hunt at Bethel Ele- mentary School Friday, April 18. Bowling is in Alice Cord's kindergarten-first grade class. (News-Outlook pho- to, Sunny Krarner) changed every six months and located in a cool, dry area. Food: Store foods that require little or no cooking and no refrigera- tion. In an emergency, you can use existing fresh food in the begin- ning hours of an emergency. Store canned food in a cool, dry place. Suggested stored foods may include: canned meats; fruit; veg- etable and juices; instant drinks; powdered milk; canned formula or baby food for infants; and dry cereal or fruit. Store sugaJ; sail pepper and household bleach. Specialty foods for elderly, pets or people with special dietary needs. For more information on pre- pairing for an emergency, plan to attend a Homemaker Club meet- ing in May. Homemaker Club meetings this week May 7, Kendall Springs, 10:30 a.m., Extension Office Meeting Room'. May 8, Slate Valley, 6 p. m., Home of Mary Susan Hawkins. . ,,*m-m,,a FARMERS STOCKYARD INC. Helena Road, Flemingsburg, KY 41041 T0tl Free: 1-888-658-1288 Livestock Sales Report Week Ended Date: April 26, 2003 Total Receipts for Week: 1122 BABY CALVES: $25.00 to $220.00 STEERS: $56.00 to $104.00 HEIFERS: $53.00 to $92.00 SLAUGHTER COWS: $36.00 to $45.00 SLAUGHTER BULLS: $44.00 to $53.50 COWS BY HEAD: $260,00 to $925.00 COWS AND CALVES (BY HEAD}: $465.00 to $975.(1 STOCK BULLS: $525.00 to $950.00 STOCKERS: $180.00 to $320.00 Federal-State Market News Monday, April 28, 2003 -- Farmers Stockyards Flemings- burg, KY. Cattle Receipts: 446; Total Receipts for the week: 995; (Compared To Last Week) Slaughter cows 1.00-2.00 higher, slaughter bulls steady, feeder steers, and heifers steady. Slaughter Cows: % Lean Weight Price Breakers 75-80 1050-1600 I1 40.50-44:0 Boners 80-85 985-1435 Ibs. 41.50-44.50 I.can 85-90 775-1425 II 35.00-39.00 Slaughter Bulls: yield grade I 1550-1860 Ibs. indicating 79-82 carcass boning percent 49.00-5300, yield grade 2 1230-1590 Ibs. iMicating 75-78 percent 42.00-47.0(1. Feeder Steers: medium & large frame #1 350-50() Ibs. 92.50-98.00, 500-6001bs. 85.00-94.50,600-7001bs. 79.00 86.00, 700-800 lbs. 77.00-79.00, includes 23 hem mixed 772 Ibs. 77.30, couple Charolais cross 850 lbs 73.00, small frame #1-2 300-400 lbs. 88.00-95.00.400-500 Ibs. 85,00-93.00, 500-600 Ibs. 80.00-85.00, medium & large frame #2 300-400 Ibs, 90.00-98,00. 400-500 lbs. 85.50- 95.00, 500-600 Ibs. 82.00-87,00, 600-700 Ibs. 73,25- 78.50, 700-850 lbs. 69.00-73.25, medium & large frame #3 350-500 Ibs. 70.00-81.00, large frame #3 (Hdsteim) 620-735 Ibs. 61.00-64.00, 3 head 813 lbs. 61.50, medium & large frame # 1-2 (bull calves) 400-500 I. 84.(X/-96.00. 500-600 Ibs. 74.50-84.00, 600-700 Ibs. 69.00-81.00, 700 850 Ibs. 61.00-69,00 Feeder Heifers: medium & large frame #1 300-40(/Ibs. 800-89.00, 400- 500 lbs. 83.00- 86.00, Y0.600 Ibs. 7800 83.00, 600.700 Ibs. 73.50-77.00, few 700-800 Ibs. 71.50- 73.50, small frame #1-2 300-500 Ibs, 70.00-79.00, 500- 600 Ibs. 69.00-72.00, medium & large frame #2 3004 Ibs. 78.00-83.00, 400-500 lbs. 72.00-78.00, 500-600 lbs. 72.00-76.50, 600-700 Ibs. 69.00-74,00, nedium & large frame #3 300-600 lbs. 60.00-71.00 We have regular sales for all livestock every Saturday beginning at 12:30. We begin receiving cattle on Friday for Saturday's sale Feed and water pens are available. Cattle sales every Monday at 10:30 with feeder cattle, slaughter cows and bulls. We begin receiving cattle on Sunday for Monday's sale. Feed and water pens are available. In our sale on Saturday, May 3, 2003, we will have 2 consignments. "lhe first consists of a complete herd of 80 Dairy cows. There are 15 I st calf heifers that are fresh 50 days, 20 are Jersey-Holstein cross, 45 are 2rid to 4th calf cows which are in different stages of lactation and 1 Purebred Holstein bull. The second consists of 45 Holstein cows, there are 37 that are milking and 8 due to calf. There is 1 Holstein Bull. Horse sales the first Sunday of every month Our next horse sale will be on Sunday, May 4, 2003. The tack sale begins at 12:00 noon with horses selling at 1:30. For hauling arrangements to Farmers Stockyards call 606-845-2421 or 888-658- 1288 or Elden Ginn at 606-782-2477. 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