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  • Floyd County grower continues family tradition
    Monday, July 06, 2015 5:00 PM
    Tucked in the rolling hills of Floyd County is a farm that the Fenwick family has called home for decades. Roy Fenwick, along with his wife, Edith Carol, operates the farm with his brothers, Mervin and Ralph, and his nephew, Evan. 
  • Owners aim for sustainable, community-focused winery
    Monday, July 06, 2015 3:00 PM
    When you pull up to Owen Valley Winery, the first welcome you receive will likely come from Vino, the estate’s friendly dog. Sitting on the front porch with a wagging tale and what almost appears to be a smile, Vino loves people and can’t wait to meet new visitors. 
  • Pumpkin festival draws thousands to Morton
    Monday, July 06, 2015 1:00 PM
    The Morton Pumpkin Festival originally was created around the celebration of pumpkin harvest and has developed into a homecoming for the community. 
  • Pumpkin production adds diversity
    Monday, July 06, 2015 11:00 AM
    Seeds planted on John Ackerman’s farm come from several continents. “We plant 30 acres of ornamental pumpkins, gourds and squash,” said Ackerman, whose farm is near Morton. 
  • Farm sells Angus cattle across country
    Monday, July 06, 2015 9:00 AM
    Although Prairie View Farms may not be in a traditional cowherd location, it has become a great place to sell purebred Angus cattle. “We have been in the purebred Angus business for a number of years,” said Alan Miller, a third-generation cattleman. 
  • Tips on overcoming stubborn weeds
    Resistance to herbicides has been a management challenge as long as herbicides have been used for weed control. The introduction of crops with engineered resistance to glyphosate in 1996 prompted most growers to adopt a technology that was easy and efficient. 
  • Soybeans finally in
    With the corn taking off as it is, this is a critical time in our fertility program with the beginning of sidedressing of anhydrous ammonia. This is not a new practice for our farm. 
  • Progress spotty
    Out in the cornfields, things are all over the place. The first plantings of corn around here stayed in the ground for a good two to three weeks before it all came up. 
  • Scouting, sampling
    Pulling samples provided an opportunity to scout. Weed pressure is light, stands look even and populations are on target. 
  • Rain and replanting
    This past week has seen several light rain events keeping soil conditions on the wet side after the big rain event the previous week. It appears that there will be some corn acres that will need to be replanted and also soybeans acres after the big rain from the previous week. 

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