Kentucky's Ag Economy Improves in 2017

  • December 1, 2017
    University of Kentucky agriculture economists delivered some good news regarding the state's ag economy for 2017 at the annual meeting of the Kentucky Farm Bureau in Louisville.

From the Ground Up - How to Pick a Pumpkin

  • October 29, 2017
    Nothing says it is fall more than a field of bright orange pumpkins. It is a favorite whether you are carving one for a Halloween jack-o-lantern or using the contents for pumpkin pie or maybe another use. How do you choose the right pumpkin? Mercer County Extension Horticulture Agent Jessica Bessin gives us the inside scoop on From the Ground Up.

From The Ground Up - Planting Trees in the Fall

  • October 23, 2017
    It seems our theme for the month of October has been about planting in the fall. We have talked about planting garlic, cover crops and bulbs for flowers in the spring. On this edition of From the Ground Up, we continue that theme as we talk about planting trees in the fall with Mercer County Extension Horticulture Agent Jessica Bessin.

From The Ground Up - Planting Flowering Bulbs in the Fall

  • October 16, 2017
    Next spring when everything is coming alive again and the trees are budding, you might wish youhad more color in your yard or landscape. If you want that next spring, you need to take the steps now by planting bulbs this fall. Get the details on From The Ground Up with Mercer County Extension Horticulture Agent Jessica Bessin about planting bulbs in the fall.

From The Ground Up - Planting a Cover Crop

  • October 9, 2017
    When your vegetable garden is done for the season, like it probably is right now, you might want to consider planting a cover crop. What is a cover crop? Mercer County extension horticulture agent Jessica Bessin explains on this edition of From The Ground Up.

From the Ground Up - Planting Garlic

  • October 2, 2017
    Want to keep the vampires away this Halloween? Then plant some garlic in your garden. That has long been the myth about planting garlic, but whether myth or reality, planting garlic is the topic on From the Ground Up from the UK College of Agriculture, Food and Environment with Mercer County Extension Horticulture agent Jessica Bessin.

From the Ground Up - Fall Invaders

  • September 25, 2017
    They are called fall invaders those creepy, crawly, creatures that try to find a way into our for homes for a warm place to hang out as cooler weather approaches in the fall. But we can put a halt to their invasion and Boyle County Extension Agent for Horticulture, Alexis Amorese, explains on From the Ground Up.

From the Ground Up - Soil Testing

  • September 17, 2017
    Something you may have never done as a backyard gardener, but should do every other year or so, is get a soil test. It’s easy to do, gives you some valuable information about thesoil in your garden or landscape, and in most cases usually is free from the Cooperative Extension Service in your county. Soil testing is our topic on From the Ground Up with Boyle County Extension Horticulture Agent Alexis Amorese.

From The Ground Up - Managing and Planting Fall Perennial Flowers

  • September 11, 2017
    Annuals, biennials, perennials, if you aren’t an avid gardener, it can be confusing sometimes with all these terms when we are talking about flowers and plants. We will talk about all these and hopefully explain with Alexis Amorese, the Boyle County Extension Horticulture Agent.

From the Ground Up - Bacterial Leaf Scorch

  • September 5, 2017
    Do you have landscape trees or other trees that are prematurely browning or losing leaves? It could be a disease called bacterial leaf scorch. We will discuss with Boyle County Horticulture Extension Agent Alexis Amorese on From the Ground Up from the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture Food and Environment.