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FOR-91
Growing Forest Botanicals and Medicinals
3/15/2013 (new)

 UK Authors: Deborah Hill
 Departments: Forestry and Natural Resources
 Series: Forestry (FOR series)
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If you are interested in producing some of Kentucky's native medicinal plants, the first step is to gather as much information about them as possible. This publication includes useful information including a list of helpful books, contacts, and organizations.

100 printed copies | 8 pages | 2,685 words | 54 downloads | PDF: 2,695 kb



FOR-90
Shiitake Production: Production Options
3/12/2013 (new)

 UK Authors: Deborah Hill
 Departments: Forestry and Natural Resources
 Series: Forestry (FOR series)
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This series of publications emphasizes growing shiitake mushrooms on natural hardwood logs. The denser hardwoods (oaks, hickories, chestnut) seem to produce better over the long run, and other hardwoods (maples, sweetgum) may begin to produce more quickly but will exhaust more quickly also.

100 printed copies | 4 pages | 864 words | 55 downloads | PDF: 242 kb



FOR-87
Shiitake Production: Marketing
3/12/2013 (new)

 UK Authors: Deborah Hill
 Departments: Forestry and Natural Resources
 Series: Forestry (FOR series)
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The most common outlets for marketing your shiitake mushrooms are farmers markets, whole food and health food stores, restaurants and restaurant suppliers, supermarkets (especially locally owned rather than the national chains), produce buyers, and produce wholesalers.

100 printed copies | 3 pages | 1,326 words | 40 downloads | PDF: 623 kb



FOR-86
Shiitake Production: Processing and Storage
3/12/2013 (new)

 UK Authors: Deborah Hill
 Departments: Forestry and Natural Resources
 Series: Forestry (FOR series)
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How you handle your mushrooms depends on whether you plan to market them fresh or dried, retail or wholesale.

100 printed copies | 3 pages | 1,687 words | 45 downloads | PDF: 740 kb



FOR-84
Shiitake Production: Pest Control
3/12/2013 (new)

 UK Authors: Deborah Hill
 Departments: Forestry and Natural Resources
 Series: Forestry (FOR series)
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Shiitake mushrooms do not have many pests. Many problems with insects and competitive fungi can be avoided by timely cutting and inoculating of shiitake logs, and by good hygiene and maintenance practices.

100 printed copies | 3 pages | 966 words | 39 downloads | PDF: 1,620 kb



FOR-83
Shiitake Production: Incubation and Stacking
3/12/2013 (new)

 UK Authors: Deborah Hill
 Departments: Forestry and Natural Resources
 Series: Forestry (FOR series)
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Monitor your logs for shade, moisture, and pest and disease problems while they are incubating. If firewood- or teepee-stacked logs are losing too much moisture, you may need to rearrange the stacks. (The bottom logs will always retain more moisture). Lean-to stacked logs should be more even in their moisture content, but they too can be reversed if necessary.

100 printed copies | 3 pages | 1,138 words | 42 downloads | PDF: 1,675 kb



FOR-79
Shiitake Production: Log Selection and Preparation
3/12/2013 (new)

 UK Authors: Deborah Hill
 Departments: Forestry and Natural Resources
 Series: Forestry (FOR series)
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Shiitake mushrooms grow well on many species of hardwood tree. The Shii tree, native to Japan where these mushrooms originate, is in the same family as our oak trees, so all kinds of oaks are useful for shiitake production.

100 printed copies | 4 pages | 1,105 words | 52 downloads | PDF: 477 kb



FOR-85
Shiitake Production: Harvesting
3/23/2011 (minor revision)

 UK Authors: Deborah Hill
 Departments: Forestry and Natural Resources
 Series: Forestry (FOR series)
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If you started with live spawn from a reputable supplier and freshly cut logs from living hardwood trees, your logs should be ready to produce shiitake mushrooms after 6 to 18 months of incubation.

web only | 8 pages | 2,121 words | 18 downloads | PDF: 800 kb



FOR-81
Kentucky Shiitake Production Workbook: Inoculation
3/23/2011 (minor revision)

 UK Authors: Deborah Hill
 Departments: Forestry and Natural Resources
 Series: Forestry (FOR series)
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To begin the process of shiitake mushroom production, you must "sow the seed" just as you would with any other agronomic crop. For shiitake, the "seed" is called spawn and consists of the mushroom spores mixed with sawdust (for sawdust spawn) or wood (for dowel spawn) and a little grain to add a higher level of carbohydrate for the organism to feed on.

web only | 7 pages | 3,031 words | 26 downloads | PDF: 400 kb



FOR-82
Shiitake Production: Monitoring Moisture Content of Logs
2/3/2011 (minor revision)

 UK Authors: Deborah Hill
 Departments: Forestry and Natural Resources
 Series: Forestry (FOR series)
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Shiitake spawn cannot survive in logs that have a moisture content of less than 23%. Ideal moisture conditions for shiitake growth are log moisture content of 35% or more. If logs are left in the open air and are not monitored for moisture content, and climatic conditions are dry, the moisture content of the logs can fall to 20% to 25%.

web only | 5 pages | 1,487 words | 25 downloads | PDF: 170 kb



FOR-80
Shiitake Production: Spawn Selection
2/3/2011 (minor revision)

 UK Authors: Deborah Hill
 Departments: Forestry and Natural Resources
 Series: Forestry (FOR series)
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Shiitake mushrooms are like any other plant crop--they must be started from "seed." For mushrooms, this process begins when the mushroom's spores (normally located in the cap on the underside between the gills) are mixed with nutrients and a cellulose source, usually hardwood sawdust.

web only | 4 pages | 1,685 words | 24 downloads | PDF: 235 kb



FOR-78
Introduction to Shiitake: The Forest Mushroom
2/3/2011 (minor revision)

 UK Authors: Deborah Hill
 Departments: Forestry and Natural Resources
 Series: Forestry (FOR series)
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Shiitake mushrooms may prove to be a new commodity that will provide some economic return on small diameter wood from private woodlands that otherwise would be used only for firewood.

web only | 6 pages | 3,247 words | 29 downloads | PDF: 447 kb



FOR-77
Shiitake Production on Logs: Step by Step in Pictures
6/17/2010 (minor revision)

 UK Authors: Deborah Hill
 Departments: Forestry and Natural Resources
 Series: Forestry (FOR series)
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web only | 14 pages | - | 37 downloads | PDF: 350 kb



FOR-118
Have Maples Will Sugar
5/20/2010 (new)

 UK Authors: Deborah Hill
 Departments: Forestry and Natural Resources
 Series: Forestry (FOR series)
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Woodland owners may find that they have many maple trees in their woodlots. If these trees are larger than 10 inches in diameter, and if there are 25 to 40 maple trees per acre, woodland owners might want to think about making maple syrup as a possibility for increased income from their woodlots.

1,000 printed copies | 4 pages | - | 33 downloads | PDF: 549 kb



FOR-117
Medicinal Plants
8/11/2009 (new)

 UK Authors: Deborah Hill
 Departments: Forestry and Natural Resources
 Series: Forestry (FOR series)
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People have harvested and processed forest plants for medicinal purposes since the beginning of recorded history. Ginseng is perhaps the one best known in Kentucky because it is easily the most commercially valuable. However, if you read health supplement labels in all the "big box" stores or other similar locations, you will find goldenseal, blue cohosh, black cohosh, bloodroot, wild ginger, slippery elm, witch-hazel, mayapple, and many other forest plant-derived substances. There are established markets for these plants, although not as obvious as corn, soybean, or cattle markets.

120 printed copies | 2 pages | - | 51 downloads | PDF: 338 kb



FOR-116
Agroforestry: Christmas Trees
8/11/2009 (new)

 UK Authors: Deborah Hill
 Departments: Forestry and Natural Resources
 Series: Forestry (FOR series)
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Kentucky has always had a Christmas tree industry, although at a very small scale. The benefits of producing Christmas trees include guaranteed market every year, a short growing period relative to other tree crops, periodic intensive management (planting, shearing, marketing) but otherwise not much time required in management, and a good return on investment.

120 printed copies | 2 pages | - | 15 downloads | PDF: 789 kb



FOR-115
Agroforestry: Forest Farming
8/11/2009 (new)

 UK Authors: Deborah Hill
 Departments: Forestry and Natural Resources
 Series: Forestry (FOR series)
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Of all the techniques of agroforestry, forest farming is probably the one most useful to landowners in Kentucky. Most have some forestland, and many of those owners don't really "do" anything with that land, keeping it for wildlife habitat, recreation, or a possible timber sale if there is a sudden need for cash. However, with some professional help from a consultant forester or from the Kentucky Division of Forestry, forest landowners can implement something called timber stand improvement (TSI). Forest farming can be a part of that decision, if the landowner considers the options before starting the TSI operation.

120 printed copies | 2 pages | - | 19 downloads | PDF: 935 kb



FOR-114
Agroforestry: Windbreaks
8/11/2009 (new)

 UK Authors: Deborah Hill
 Departments: Forestry and Natural Resources
 Series: Forestry (FOR series)
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Windbreaks were first used extensively in the United States in the 1930s, after the Dust Bowl days made it clear that certain agricultural practices tended to facilitate the loss of topsoil by wind erosion. They are also a practical agroforestry technique in any location where there are significant prevailing winds. Windbreaks are used to manage snow, improve irrigation efficiency, screen views and reduce noise, protect farm crops and farm buildings, protect free-ranging livestock, provide wildlife habitat, and provide non-timber forest products (e.g., berries, woody florals).

120 printed copies | 2 pages | - | 7 downloads | PDF: 491 kb



FOR-113
Argoforestry: Silvopasture
8/11/2009 (new)

 UK Authors: Deborah Hill
 Departments: Forestry and Natural Resources
 Series: Forestry (FOR series)
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In the practice of silvopasture, you have three simultaneous crops: the tree crop, the forage crop, and the livestock crop. As with other agroforestry practices, if you plan to use biocides (pesticides, fungicides, insecticides) and/or chemical fertilizers, you must be sure that all of the component parts of the proposed system can tolerate the additives. Foresters have a long-standing attitude that cattle and trees do not mix (because of soil compaction and rubbing around and on the trees by the livestock), but in this case, you are intentionally putting them together, ideally for mutual benefit.

120 printed copies | 2 pages | - | 12 downloads | PDF: 377 kb



FOR-112
Agroforestry: Riparian Buffer Strips
8/11/2009 (new)

 UK Authors: Deborah Hill
 Departments: Forestry and Natural Resources
 Series: Forestry (FOR series)
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Riparian buffer strips are zones of native trees, shrubs, and grasses designed to protect the temperature and clarity of moving water and to prevent agricultural chemicals and soil from eroding directly into stream water. The Kentucky Water Quality Act of 1994 encouraged farmers to protect their streams from soil erosion and compaction from livestock. Best management practices (BMPs) for people who are harvesting timber require streamside management zones (SMZs).

120 printed copies | 2 pages | - | 10 downloads | PDF: 1,230 kb



FOR-111
Agroforestry: Alley Cropping
8/11/2009 (new)

 UK Authors: Deborah Hill
 Departments: Forestry and Natural Resources
 Series: Forestry (FOR series)
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Alley cropping is probably the most commonly used technique of agroforestry. It simply involves planting single or double lines of trees and/or shrubs intercropped with a wide "alley" of either row crops or pasture grasses. The width of the alley is determined by the size of the harvesting equipment needed for the crop grown in the alley.

120 printed copies | 2 pages | - | 9 downloads | PDF: 551 kb



FOR-110
Non-Timber Forest Products and Agroforestry
8/11/2009 (new)

 UK Authors: Deborah Hill
 Departments: Forestry and Natural Resources
 Series: Forestry (FOR series)
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Agroforestry is the practice of integrating long-term tree crops with annual agronomic crops and/or livestock. This type of integrated agriculture has been successfully practiced for thousands of years in many parts of the world, especially in the tropics. Temperate regions have been a bit slower to adopt agroforestry practices, but in the past decade or so, there has been increasing interest in using agroforestry techniques in temperate countries around the world.

120 printed copies | 2 pages | - | 6 downloads | PDF: 771 kb



FOR-89
Shiitake Production: Resources for Shiitake Growers
7/10/2007 (minor revision)

 UK Authors: Deborah Hill, Marcella Szymanski
 Departments: Forestry and Natural Resources
 Series: Forestry (FOR series)
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2,000 printed copies | 4 pages | - | 26 downloads | PDF: 169 kb



FOR-105
Caring for Christmas Trees
12/18/2006 (new)

 UK Authors: Deborah Hill
 Departments: Forestry and Natural Resources
 Series: Forestry (FOR series)
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1,000 printed copies | 4 pages | - | 8 downloads | PDF: 280 kb



FOR-53
Kentucky Forestry Fact Sheet
12/14/2006 (minor revision)

 UK Authors: Tom Barnes, Terry Conners, De
 Departments: Family and Consumer Sciences, Forestry and Natural Resources
 Series: Forestry (FOR series)
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2,000 printed copies | 2 pages | - | 22 downloads | PDF: 250 kb



4DF-01PB
Introducing Yourself to Trees
4/15/2006 (reprinted)

 UK Authors: Deborah Hill
 Departments: 4-H Programs, Forestry and Natural Resources
 Series: 4-H Natural Resources: Forestry (4DF series)
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Suppose you woke up tomorrow and there were no trees or products from trees. What would be missing? You might be surprised to learn how many interesting and useful things in your life come from one of our most valuable natural resources--the forest.

2,500 printed copies | 12 pages | - | 165 downloads | PDF: 304 kb



4DF-03PC
Kentucky 4-H Forestry Project Planting Trees
10/30/2005 (minor revision)

 UK Authors: Deborah Hill
 Departments: 4-H Programs, Forestry and Natural Resources
 Series: 4-H Natural Resources: Forestry (4DF series)
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2,500 printed copies | 12 pages | - | 49 downloads | PDF: 233 kb



4DF-02PA
Kentucky's Useful Forests
6/1/2005 (reprinted)

 UK Authors: Deborah Hill
 Departments: 4-H Programs, Forestry and Natural Resources
 Series: 4-H Natural Resources: Forestry (4DF series)
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2,000 printed copies | 24 pages | - | 61 downloads | PDF: 1,556 kb



FOR-88
Shiitake Production: Potential Profits from a Small-Scale Shiitake Enterprise
3/21/2004 (reprinted)

 UK Authors: Deborah Hill, Marcella Szymanski,
 Departments: Agricultural Economics, Forestry and Natural Resources
 Series: Forestry (FOR series)
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950 printed copies | 12 pages | - | 25 downloads | PDF: 242 kb



FOR-17
Kentucky Christmas Tree ProductIon Workbook Plantation Layout
1/30/2004 (minor revision)

 UK Authors: Deborah Hill
 Departments: Forestry and Natural Resources
 Series: Forestry (FOR series)
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2,000 printed copies | 6 pages | - | 8 downloads | PDF: 217 kb



FOR-65
Tree Tips
6/15/2003 (reprinted)

 UK Authors: Deborah Hill
 Departments: Forestry and Natural Resources
 Series: Forestry (FOR series)
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2,000 printed copies | 4 pages | - | 18 downloads | PDF: 197 kb



ID-124
Factors to Consider in Bringing Idle Land Back to Production
4/1/1997 (new)

 UK Authors: Jim Herbek, Don Hershman, Debo
 Departments: Agricultural Economics, Entomology,
 Series: Interdepartmental (ID series)
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5,000 printed copies | 12 pages | - | 22 downloads | PDF: 228 kb



FOR-27A
Kentucky Christmas Tree Production Workbook Pest Control: Insects
7/1/1996 (reprinted)

 UK Authors: Deborah Hill
 Departments: Forestry and Natural Resources
 Series: Forestry (FOR series)
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2,000 printed copies | 7 pages | - | 9 downloads | PDF: 747 kb



FOR-15
Managing Sustainable Forests in Kentucky
6/11/1996 (reprinted)

 UK Authors: Deborah Hill
 Departments: Forestry and Natural Resources
 Series: Forestry (FOR series)
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13,000 printed copies | 28 pages | - | 16 downloads | PDF: 997 kb



FOR-8
Kentucky Coffeetree
2/16/1993 (reprinted)

 UK Authors: Deborah Hill
 Departments: Forestry and Natural Resources
 Series: Forestry (FOR series)
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2,000 printed copies | - | - | 12 downloads | HTML: 12 kb



FOR-23
Kentucky Christmas Tree Production Workbook Vegetation Control
10/1/1992 (new)

 UK Authors: Bonnie Appleton, Deborah Hill
 Departments: Forestry and Natural Resources
 Series: Forestry (FOR series)
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3,000 printed copies | 7 pages | - | 7 downloads | PDF: 248 kb



FOR-30
Kentucky Christmas Tree Production Workbook Use of 'Cull' Trees
9/27/1991 (new)

 UK Authors: Deborah Hill
 Departments: Forestry and Natural Resources
 Series: Forestry (FOR series)
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3,000 printed copies | - | - | 1 download | HTML: 5 kb



FOR-28
Kentucky Christmas Tree Production Workbook Harvesting
9/27/1991 (new)

 UK Authors: Deborah Hill
 Departments: Forestry and Natural Resources
 Series: Forestry (FOR series)
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3,000 printed copies | - | - | 1 download | HTML: 7 kb



FOR-25
Kentucky Christmas Tree Production Workbook Irrigation
9/27/1991 (new)

 UK Authors: Bonnie Appleton, Deborah Hill
 Departments: Forestry and Natural Resources
 Series: Forestry (FOR series)
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2,000 printed copies | - | - | 2 downloads | HTML: 4 kb



FOR-24
Kentucky Christmas Tree Production Workbook Fertilization
9/27/1991 (reprinted)

 UK Authors: Bonnie Appleton, Deborah Hill
 Departments: Forestry and Natural Resources
 Series: Forestry (FOR series)
 Tags: nutrient management

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



FOR-19
Kentucky Christmas Tree Production Workbook Ground Covers
8/1/1991 (minor revision)

 UK Authors: Bonnie Appleton, Deborah Hill
 Departments: Forestry and Natural Resources
 Series: Forestry (FOR series)
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2,000 printed copies | - | - | 2 downloads | HTML: 5 kb



FOR-26
Kentucky Christmas Tree Production Workbook Pruning and Shearing
5/9/1991 (reprinted)

 UK Authors: Deborah Hill
 Departments: Forestry and Natural Resources
 Series: Forestry (FOR series)
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3,000 printed copies | - | - | 1 download | HTML: 11 kb



FOR-34
Kentucky Christmas Tree Production Workbook References
4/15/1991 (new)

 UK Authors: Deborah Hill
 Departments: Forestry and Natural Resources
 Series: Forestry (FOR series)
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2,000 printed copies | - | - | 3 downloads | HTML: 14 kb



FOR-18
Kentucky Christmas Tree Production Workbook Site Preparation
11/19/1990 (new)

 UK Authors: Bonnie Appleton, Deborah Hill
 Departments: Forestry and Natural Resources
 Series: Forestry (FOR series)
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3,000 printed copies | - | - | 4 downloads | HTML: 6 kb



FOR-16
Kentucky Christmas Tree Production Workbook Planning and Site Selection
11/19/1990 (new)

 UK Authors: Deborah Hill
 Departments: Forestry and Natural Resources
 Series: Forestry (FOR series)
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3,000 printed copies | - | - | 2 downloads | HTML: 11 kb



FOR-47
Compass and Pacing
9/1/1990 (new)

 UK Authors: Deborah Hill
 Departments: Forestry and Natural Resources
 Series: Forestry (FOR series)
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10,000 printed copies | - | - | 7 downloads | HTML: 8 kb



FOR-36
Kentucky Christmas Tree Production Workbook Budgeting and Economics
12/10/1988 (reprinted)

 UK Authors: Deborah Hill, Forrest Stegelin
 Departments: Agricultural Economics, Forestry and Natural Resources
 Series: Forestry (FOR series)
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5,000 printed copies | - | - | 5 downloads | HTML: 60 kb



FOR-2
Yellow-Poplar
9/20/1985 (new)

 UK Authors: Deborah Hill
 Departments: Forestry and Natural Resources
 Series: Forestry (FOR series)
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3,000 printed copies | - | - | 12 downloads | HTML: 12 kb