Horticulture News

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This past winter was a hard one for many Kentucky farmers, with long periods of below normal temperatures and above normal snowfall. A short walk through the University of Kentucky Horticulture Research Farm’s vineyard revealed that the grape and wine industry might have taken the brunt of the winter blow, especially if vineyard owners planted a majority of vinifera grape varieties.

Vinifera are primarily European varieties that do not tolerate the cold. Some damage is very apparent now, but the full extent may not be realized for months or even years.

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Everyone agreed; the approach to W.P. Garrigus Building had seen better days. Well, better days are here again, with the completion of the new College of Agriculture, Food and Environment Alumni Plaza.

The Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service will celebrate its 100th anniversary throughout the year.

The UK Horticulture Club will be offering mixed packs and single pots of herbs, vegetables, native perennial wildflowers, house plants, redbud trees and more for sale.

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