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E... ,. 9-, r' 1' Vol. 155 No. 35 THE OFFICES OF THE By Cecil Lawson KyNewsGroup E cecil@kynewsgroup.com it The fall armyworm has arrived across the state of Kentucky and is caus- ing widespread damage to lawns and crop and pas- ture land. “We have had reports of fan armyworm activity in Bath County this week in pastures,” said Bath Coun- fty Agriculture Extension Vicki L. Romero (9 Shop LOCAL - Eat LOCAL Support LO 6* PEOPLES BA OF KENTUCKY 7] Miller l)r., Owingsville, KY 410360 l’h.: (i()(i—(i7el-$)$)9gl ;photos courtesy of Danny and Vonda Harmon ’Danny and Vonda Harmon of Sharpsburg shared photos of what they called a “picture perfect" alfalfa crop recently damaged by fall armyworms. Agent Rob Amburgey. “Producers in parts of the state dealt with this pest back in July. We are now on round two. Surround- ing states consider this the largest outbreak since the 1970s.” The fall armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperda) is the larval stage of the fall armyworm moth. 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The larva go through six instars, or stages, last- ing 14 to 30 days, reaching a length of 1 1/2 to 2 inches, before they then pupate underground for to 37 days, in a cocoon they form from silk and soil. ‘ The moth stage then hatches, and as moths they live 10 to 21 days, with the females laying more eggs. They are mainly nocturnal flourish during warm and humid weather The armyworm is natu- KYNEWSGROUP WILL BE CLOSED ON MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 6TH FOR THE LABOR LINE FOR SUBMISSIONS AND ADS WILL BE THIS FRIDAY BY NOON; . tall armywors damage nasture, Iwns this ver Labor: Day Weekend rally preyed upon by birds, rodents, beetles, and other insects as well as flies and , wasps. Amburgey urges local ag producers to take ac— tion now. “Because we are aware that the fall army worm is here, producers should begin scouting crop fields, hay fields, pastures and home lawns for. army worm activity. Females can lay upwards of 1000 eggs and the eggs can hatch within 48 hours,” he said. “The fall armyworm is much easier to con- trol when we are treating smaller larvae.” Anyone needing more information on‘fall army- worms or their control can contact the Bath County Extension Office at 674- 6121. 1 BRANDON WAY/MT. STERLING BYPASS 0 859 098-3511 CAL — 1 -So glihfiioan NEWSPAPERS TA ST gillgLyl'OllOWA 98584 -2263 l'l'l' llll‘llllllllll‘Ihlllt“thlllHllullI‘IIHl'It‘ullI‘llt Thursday, September 02, 2021 DAY, HOLIDAY. DEAD-_ Fireworks show at Cave Run this Sawrda” photo courtesy of uilve-Bobby Rogers An annual fireworks show to kick off the end of summer is scheduled for this Saturddy,.5eptember 4, at Cave Run Lake. The annual Labor Day Weekend'Fireworks Show is sponsored by the Bath County Fiscal Court and Judge-Executive Bobby Rogersand-‘ic for solefithtoth’private donations. “ " Fireworks will take place at dusk, and the road across Cave Run Dam will be closed to traffic during the display. rarm ream Tennis Ball Pull at owingsville lions olun Park this Saturday The public is invited this Saturday to a Farm Team Tennis Ball Pull to be held at the Show ring of the Ow- ingsville Lions Club Park, starting at 5 pm. Draft horse teams and their owners from the local area and from around the state will take part in the event to see who has the strongest team of horses. Teams pull a sled weight- ed with cement blocks and equipped with a tennis ball in a tuna can to measure not only strength but also On September 11, 2001, our entire world was forev- er changed by the attacks on our country‘Among the many heroes of that tragic day were the first respond- ers (EMS, fire fighters, law enforcement, etc.) who’ also lost so many of their own. The Bath County Memo- rial Library in conjunction with the City of Sharpsburg will be hosting a 20th An— niversary Commemora— tion and First Responders Appreciation Reception on Friday, September 10, from to 8 pm. at the Sharps- burg Community Center. We will also have an edu- Shar sburg Branch Library to honor loc first responders at 9/11 Tribute control during the pull. This event as originally scheduled to take place in July during the Bath Coun- ty Agricultural Fair. The public is also re- minded that the 2021 Draft Horse and Mule Plowing Contest will be held again this year at the Downs Farms in Olympia on Sat- urday, October 23, starting at 10 am. I For more information contact Mike Downs at 606-768-3330. cational and informative poster and video exhibition from the 9/11 Memorial and Museum that chroni— cles that terrible day and its aftermath. Light refreshments will be available. We invite the public to attend and help us to re- member all that was lost and to inspire us to keep on keeping on in the face of adversity. I 8 Ill10499 02178 9 s o as? o A. s