Horticulture News

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The 2018 Kentucky Fruit and Vegetable Conference will have something of interest for all fruit and vegetable producers. The event runs from 8 a.m. EST Jan. 8 until 5 p.m. Jan. 9 at Lexington’s Embassy Suites Hotel.

Preconference evening activities Jan. 7 will include vegetable, tree fruit and small fruit roundtable discussions.

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Kentucky agricultural cash receipts and net farm income rebounded in the past year from 2016 levels, but are still well below record levels set earlier in the decade.

Agricultural economists from the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment are projecting 2017 farm cash receipts to be $5.6 billion, which is a 3.5 percent increase from 2016. Preliminary indications also point to a modest increase in net farm income from 2016 levels.

The green industry will gather in Louisville Jan. 24-25 for the Kentucky Nursery and Landscape Association’s annual Spring Training Conference.

A low-pressure irrigation system that a UK horticulture extension professor perfected in Asia looks like it also will have practical applications for small growers in this country.

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