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n t.hc lO THE BATH COUNTY NEWS-OUTLOOK wingsville, Ky.--Week of December 12 - December 19, 2002 l I 7 UK QO 4q  11 ,,1111 'B display--Licking Riv- gents for Family and Consum- .=nces, shared two target audience newslet- ;sful Living" for limited resource audi- and "Zest for Life" for senior citizens in a agents from across Kentucky. are written by the Area FCS staff in collaboration with and distributed by other area agencies. Pictured, left to right, are: Debra Cotterill of Mason County; Peggy Powell of Montgomery County; Sally Mineer of Lewis County; Donna Fryman of Fleming County; Carole Risen of Bath County; and Terry Whalen of Robertson County. (Extension Service photo) flowers are short-lived. However, Fruit and Conference 2(X)3 Fruit and Vegetable and Trade Show will be Holiday Inn North, Lex- Monday and Tuesday, Janu- 7, 2003. Highlights of the will be sessions on: Corn- Vegetable Produc- Fruit Integrated Pest Man- Cooperative Marketing; houses; Farmers Markets; Or- Farming and Gardening; and a Wine Short Course. The representatives many of the seed companies, companies, and small dealers. There will also companies with prod- produce industry, along container manufacturers that items such as bags, baskets, and jars. This is an outstand- and you can pick up information, even if it is just if you are moving production. You aefit by learning more for your tobac- Registration is rquired and are available at the Extension for sale hay testing are going to need hay be- winter is over, you need to now. Because of the at, locally, hay is in short sup- areas of the state have for sale. The best way to Gary Hamilton, Agricultural Agent Carole Risen, Home Agent Tera Rawlings, 4-H Agent John K. Wills, Agricultural Agent Emeritus site, at You can select the type and quality of hay you want and also the counties you want to consider, in the selections. It will show the analysis of the hay, along with a picture and description of the hay. This is one of the best Web sites in the country for hay purchases. If you have your own hay, you can have it tested by the KDA for $10.00 per lot. They will come to your farm and take the samples and run the test, which will tell you: the Crude Pro- tein; ADF; NDF; Moisture; Dry Mat- ter; TDN; and Relative Feed Value (RFV). It will also report: Net Ener- gy for Lactation; and Gain and Main- tenance. To set up an appointment for testing, call 1-800-248-4628. Holiday plant care Floral symbols of the upcoming holiday season are appearing all over town. Poinsettias, cacti, ornamental peppers, and other seasonal plants, are putting on a spectacular show in stores and garden centers. You can maintain beautiful plants long after the holidays, by selecting high-qual- ity specimens and properly caring for them. Poinsettias are the most popular potted plant, with annual sales ex- ceeding 70 million. These plants are available in many colors. In addition to the traditional reds, poinsettias come in white, pink, yellow, mar- bled, and speckled. These spectacu- lar plant colors are not flowers; in- stead, they are modified leaves, of- ten called "bracts". Actual flowers are the small, yellow blossoms in the center of the bracts. There is an ad- poinsettia bracts are very long-last- ing, providing a nice decorative plant for the every-extending holiday sea?.: son. When buying poinsettias, select plants with abundant dark green fo- liagc, all the way down the stems. Remember that varieties with light- er-colored or mottled bracts, typi- cally also have lighter green foliage. Bracts should be well developed, with little pollen on the flowers. Look for durable plants with stiff stems, good bract and leaf retention, and absence of wilting, breaking or drooping. Plants should be attractive and balanced from all sides. Plants with pale green, yellow or fallen le.aves, generally have a root disease, were over-watered, had an exces- sive dry period, or received insuffi- cient fertilizer. Low temperatures, even for a brief period, can damage leaves and bracts. So, if you're transporting when out- side temperatures are below 35 F, be sure the plant is well wrapped when transporting it. When you get home, promptly remove the protec- tive sleeve to prevent a downward bending of leaf stems. Since poinsettias thrive in at least six hours of indirect, natural light daily,%plants in a Southern-fac- ing, Eitt'rn-facing, orWestern-fae ing window when you get home. Don't let any part touch the cold windowpane, because this might in- jure the plant part. Keep plants out of cold drafts and away from excessive heat or dry air, to prolong vibrant colors and prevent premature leaf drop. An ideal daytime temperature is between 67 and 70 F. One of the best things you can do for a poinset- tia is to drop the temperature by about 10 at night. Always remove damaged or diseased leaves. Poinsettias require moderately moist soil, but should not be over- watered, as this can make plants quickly succumb to several soil- borne diseases. Check plant water needs daily, by putting your finger into the soil down to the middle knuckle. If you feel moisture, wait another day to check again before watering. Fertilize the poinsettia ev- ery couple of weeks with an ordinary houseplant food. The Christmas cactus makes a wonderful gift, because it's easy to grow and is an attractive plant, even when not flowering. It prefers rich, well-drained soil, and requires bright sunlight, a south window is excel- lent, and moderate moisture levels. To ensure flowering, keep the plant quite dry, unfertilized, and at cooler temperatures (about 55 F), if possi- ble. Once flower buds are evident, return to normal watering, but not fertilizer. Your cactus will reward you at Christmas-time, with blos- soms up to two-inches long in colors ranging from a deep purple to pale salmon. Remove the spent cactus blooms as they fade and apply a houseplant fertilizer when blooming is complete. Ornamental (Christmas) peppers are a relative newcomer to the holi- day plant gift list, and are becoming a popular home and office decora- tion. Their fruits are a colorful holi- day red, that will remain at peak color for one to two months. The fruit will be brighter and last longer, if you provide bright light, mild tem- peratures (65 to 70 F), and moist soil. Use a soluble fertilizer weekly. Beware that Christmas peppers sometimes are extremely hot and can cause burning, redness, and skin irritation. The extent of irritation depends on how much capsaicin, an irritation compound that provides the pungent odor, is in the pepper and how long it is contacted with the skin. To prevent possible skin prob- lems, wear gloves when working with Christmas peppers. If you de- velop skin irritation, wash your hands well in warm water and soap. How- ever, some capsaicin might remain on your hands for several hours. Washing your hands in alcohol or soaking them in vegetable oil, might help remove some of the capsaicin, but the best approach is to prevent exposure by wearing gloves. Since the Christmas pelqper is an annual, it won't bloom again next year, as it's best to discard the plant after fruit drop. For more information on holiday plant care, contact your Bath County Cooperative Extension Service. Holiday dining with diabetes The Gateway District Health De- partment and the Bath County Ex- tension Service will offer a class, "Holiday Dining With Diabetes", Thursday, December 19, at 10:30 a.m., in the Bath County Extension Office meeting room. Anyone inter- ested is welcome and encouraged to this is on the Kentucky De- vantage to the fact that the attractive riculture (KDA) Web part isn't a true flower, because most Big Red* NUgFormgueed with the ta.e dogs love 100% complete nutrition for Southern States I .ony ve dog Brooks Ave. ] " Dwlngsville, KY , (606) 6746341 t Flemingsburg Coop !west water street inaningsbur m' $9 99: , i0 Lbs. ab, Sbuthern States Wild Bird Feed " Main Street (102-01030) i Carlisle, KY  A - ts59)00Tt006 .. /\\; .,4 ., '',4 Southern States 210 Evans Drive [  GET ONE / Mt. 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HAY EQUIPMENT NH 258 rake with dolly; 336 JD hay baler; 853 NH hay roller; 451 NH mower; 4-flat bed wagons; Hi-jacker, 3 pt. hay fork; H & S 8 wheel rake; NI 5109 haybine; NH 68 hay baler; Ford 552 hay baler; JD 530 hay roller; JD mower; JD 606 bushhog; Woods 20' Batwing. DISC PLOWS IH 10' wheel disc, 3 pt. disc; Ford 101 2x plows; Bushhog 9' disc; subsoiler; JD cultimulcher. MANURE SPREADER NH 518 manure spreader with end gate. TRAILERS 1996 Corn Pro; Gooseneck flat bed 20' +4 Dove Tail; 20' Gooseneck flatbed (needs floor) MISCELLANEOUS Grain auger 6"x60'; 28" tractor duals; water tank; 2 tobacco setters, 1 carousel; 3 pt. sprayer with ext. booms; Gehl silage blower; Supreme silage blower; gravity bed and gears; boom poles; scraper blades; pickup racks; 3 pt. seeder; 5' finish mower; feed troughs; 600 JD Hi-boy sprayer; 1984 Jeep Cherokee 4x4 A/C; Campbell Hausfield 4,000 watt generator (new); 2000 model Honda 300 4x4 four wheeler; Case 580L 4x4 backhoe; Case 6500 soil saver chisel. Terms: Cash or good check with proper ID day of sale. All announcements day of sale take precedence over all advertisements. Not responsible for accidents. SALE CONDUCTED BY Task force on women The Governor's Task Force on the Economic Status of Women presented its findings at a news conference in Frankfort on Wednesday. Carole Rison, member of the Social and Cultural Barriers Committee, talked with Task Force Co- Chairman, First Lady Judi Patton, and Alice Baesler, Committee on Women in Positions of Power. Over 300 women from 55 counties worked on the project. (Extension Service photo) attend. There is no charge. However, since space is limited and food is being served, a call to the Extension Office, 674-612 I, to say you plan to attend, will be appreciated. Agent participates in "treasuring our profession" Carole Rison, Bath County Exten- sion Agent for Family and Consum- er Sciences, participated in the annu- al meeting of the Kentucky Exten- sion Association of Family and Con- sumer Sciences, held December 3-5 in Louisville. Among the speakers for the meeting were: Billy Ray Smith, Kentucky Commissioner of Agriculture; Rebecca Jackson, Jef- and a member of the UK Board of Trustees; and Ginny Ellington, Chair-National Board of Directors of Family, Career and Community Leaders of America. Agents re- ceived professional development training on working with elected officials, writing business plans, marketing Kentucky products, de- veloping community leadership pro- grams, grant writing, and marketing Extension programs. Among the programs highlight- ed was the newsletter projects of the Licking River Area Extension Agents for Family and Consumer Sciences. 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