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Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service personnel will bring two workshops in pond management and aquatic weed control to Frankfort.

The trainings are scheduled for April 17-18 at the Franklin County Extension office. Program organizers hope to give participants a better understanding of the possibilities of a properly built, well-maintained pond.

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Cover crops are an old tool to control soil erosion, but agricultural producers are rediscovering them. The practice has been gaining traction across the United States in recent years, with some states now offering producers financial incentives to grow cover crops.

New studies show cover crops may have the potential to suppress weeds and keep nitrates out of the water supply. However, more research needs to be done to broaden and quantify these claims.

The free program will be at the University of Kentucky Research and Education Center in Princeton.

UK faculty, staff and students may register for the 2015 season of the UK CSA,  which provides them with a weekly share of fresh, certified organic vegetables from May through October.

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