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J.D. Green

Weed Control in Alfalfa and Other Forage Legume Crops
4/23/2018 (major revision)

The importance of weed control in forage production should not be overlooked, especially when you consider the high investment associated with alfalfa and other legume forages. Weeds reduce forage yield by competing for water, sunlight, and nutrients. In addition to yield losses, weeds can also lower forage quality, increase the incidence of disease and insect problems, cause premature stand loss, and create harvesting problems. Some weeds are unpalatable to livestock or, in some cases, may be poisonous. | AGR-148
web only | 12 pages | 7,240 words | 21 downloads | PDF: 528 kb

Weed Management: Kentucky Master Gardener Manual Chapter 20
1/22/2018 (minor revision)

Every garden has weeds, and every gardener wonders what to do about them. Gardening involves lots of small decisions that can have a cumulative effect on those weed problems. This chapter will explore the origin of weeds, their adaptation and impact, and the techniques you can use to manage weeds in your landscape. | AGR-205
web only | 14 pages | 6,440 words | 58 downloads | PDF: 965 kb

Chemical Control of Weeds in Kentucky Grain Crops, 2018
11/6/2017 (major revision)

The use of herbicides suggested in this publication is based on research at the Kentucky Agricultural Experiment Station and elsewhere. We have given what we believe to be the most effective herbicides, with the most suitable rates and times of application. Smaller files are available here. | AGR-6
3,300 printed copies | 140 pages | - | 83 downloads | PDF: 2,254 kb

Burley and Dark Tobacco Production Guide, 2017-2018
12/13/2016 (minor revision)

Under ideal conditions, growing a good crop of tobacco is relatively easy, but when conditions are challenging it takes good management skills and attention to detail to make tobacco a profitable crop. This publication is designed to provide the good manager with the latest information for the production of high yielding, good quality tobacco. | ID-160
9,000 printed copies | 76 pages | 65,319 words | 176 downloads | PDF: 3,714 kb

A Comprehensive Guide to Wheat Management in Kentucky
2/23/2016 (reprinted)

The soft red winter wheat grown in Kentucky is the fourth most valuable cash crop in the state. Winter wheat has been an integral part of crop rotation for Kentucky farmers. Wheat is normally harvested in June in Kentucky and provides an important source of cash flow during the summer months. | ID-125
1,500 printed copies | 72 pages | 36,662 words | 21 downloads | PDF: 6,500 kb

Broadleaf Weeds of Kentucky Pastures
2/4/2016 (reprinted)

A guide to the identification and control of broadleaf weeds in Kentucky pastures. | AGR-207
7,500 printed copies | 2 pages | 250 words | 150 downloads | PDF: 4,200 kb

Practicing Good Stewardship When Applying Herbicides for Pasture Weed Control
5/14/2015 (new)

Various methods and strategies can be used to combat weed problems in pasture fields. These include mechanical and cultural practices such as mowing or clipping fields, maintaining a good soil fertility program, grazing methods, and other management practices that promote the growth of desirable forage grasses which in turn compete against weeds. Herbicides can be the best alternative to effectively control several troublesome broadleaf weeds. However, it is important to understand the proper use of herbicides and practice good stewardship. | AGR-219
500 printed copies | 2 pages | 1,466 words | 42 downloads | PDF: 190 kb

Herbicide Recommendations for Weed Control in Kentucky Bluegrass and Tall Fescue Lawns for Professional Applicators
3/30/2015 (new)

The best method to control weeds is to grow a dense and healthy lawn. This objective should be primary for turf professionals. Lawn weed control is facilitated by identification of the turfgrass and weed species present. Not all herbicides will control all weeds, and not all herbicides are safe on all lawn grasses. This publication contains herbicide recommendations for licensed professionals. For information on weed control for non-professionals, see AGR 208: Weed Control for Kentucky Home Lawns. | AGR-218
web only | 4 pages | 1,478 words | 53 downloads | PDF: 240 kb

Weed Control for Kentucky Home Lawns
2/25/2013 (new)

The best defense against weed problems in home lawns is a healthy and dense lawn. In thick lawns, weed seeds may not germinate because light may never reach the soil surface. A thick lawn is competitive with weeds, keeping them from growing and reproducing. Developing a healthy and dense lawn comes from using cultural practices such as proper grass species and cultivar selection, proper mowing heights and fertilization, and other good management practices. The need for herbicides to control weeds in home lawns can be greatly reduced if the lawn is well maintained. | AGR-208
500 printed copies | 6 pages | 1,878 words | 127 downloads | PDF: 390 kb

Corn and Soybean Production Calendar
12/16/2009 (reprinted)

The Corn and Soybean Production Calendar was developed to help producers prioritize and schedule work events in a timely fashion on the farm. Weather events and equipment breakdowns rarely follow an organized schedule. However, if other practices within the farming operation are prioritized, perhaps a producer can better address the emergencies that will occur. | ID-159
2,000 printed copies | 12 pages | - | 23 downloads | PDF: 650 kb

Replanting Options for Corn
7/27/2007 (new)

Evaluating damaged corn stands and determining when to replant is often a difficult task. Survival, health, and expected yield of the current stand must be weighed against replanting costs, additional management, and expected yield of a replanted crop. The options are rarely clear-cut because damaged corn is rarely uniform throughout the field. The following information will help when making evaluations and management decisions. | AGR-195
1,000 printed copies | 6 pages | - | 17 downloads | PDF: 194 kb

Managing Steep Terrain for Livestock Forage Production
8/30/2006 (new)

| ID-158
2,000 printed copies | 12 pages | - | 38 downloads | PDF: 417 kb

Weed Management in Grass Pastures, Hayfields, and Other Farmstead Sites
6/30/2006 (minor revision)

| AGR-172
8,000 printed copies | 16 pages | - | 80 downloads | PDF: 310 kb

Dealing with Chemical Injury in Tobacco
3/1/2006 (minor revision)

| AGR-158
2,000 printed copies | 8 pages | - | 20 downloads | PDF: 612 kb

Agronomy Research Report, 2002
6/30/2002 (new)

| PR-464
1,000 printed copies | 39 pages | - | - | PDF: 322 kb

A Comprehensive Guide to Corn Management in Kentucky
9/30/2001 (new)

The corn grown in Kentucky is used mainly for livestock feed and as a cash crop. As a cash crop sold from the farm, corn ranks third behind tobacco and soybeans but is the number one row crop in terms of acreage. Because the cost of producing an acre of corn is high and the value per bushel has declined in recent years, producers must manage and market their corn crop more carefully for adequate profits. The goal of this publication is to serve as a guide for corn production strategies that focus on efficient use of resources and provide the principles and practices for obtaining maximum, profitable corn yields. | ID-139
7,500 printed copies | 64 pages | 37,214 words | 52 downloads | PDF: 639 kb

Agronomy Research Report 2000
7/10/2000 (new)

| PR-432
2,500 printed copies | 55 pages | - | 3 downloads | PDF: 550 kb

Weed Control Recommendations for Kentucky Bluegrass and Tall Fescue Lawns and Recreational Turf
1/1/2000 (minor revision)

| AGR-78
5,000 printed copies | 2 pages | - | 37 downloads | PDF: 144 kb

1998 Agronomy Research Report
7/1/1998 (new)

| PR-402
1,500 printed copies | 56 pages | - | 1 download | PDF: 403 kb

Kentucky Winter Wheat Calendar
9/1/1997 (reprinted)

| ID-125A
2,000 printed copies | 2 pages | - | 13 downloads | PDF: 117 kb

Nodding Thistle and Its Control in Grass Pastures
12/1/1991 (reprinted)

| AGR-20
2,000 printed copies | - | - | 5 downloads | HTML: 9 kb

Herbicide Persistence and Carryover in Kentucky
6/1/1989 (new)

| AGR-139
10,000 printed copies | - | - | 8 downloads | HTML: 12 kb