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Kentucky Corn Silage Hybrid Performance Report, 2017
11/28/2017 (new)

The objective of the Silage Corn Hybrid Performance Test is to provide unbiased forage yield and quality data for corn hybrids commonly grown for silage in Kentucky. | PR-726
web only | 4 pages | 2,625 words | 3 downloads | PDF: 341 kb


2017 Kentucky Hybrid Corn Performance Test
11/2/2017 (new)

The objective of the Kentucky Hybrid Corn Performance Test is to provide relative performance estimates of hybrid seed corn sold in Kentucky. The test attempts to treat every hybrid similarly in an unbiased manner. Agronomic practices that meet or exceed university guidelines are implemented at each location. | PR-725
2,400 printed copies | 24 pages | 5,248 words | 12 downloads | PDF: 2,924 kb


Soybean Production in Kentucky
3/22/2017 (major revision)

Soybean seed quality is very important for crop establishment. In general, seed quality is an indicator of a seed's ability to produce a seedling in field conditions and includes both seed germination and seed vigor. Most producers are familiar with seed germination since they have seen it on a seed tag. Fewer are familiar with seed vigor. | AGR-130
web only | 6 pages | 4,076 words | 62 downloads | PDF: 1,395 kb


Kentucky Silage Hybrid Performance Test, 2016
11/28/2016 (new)

The objective of the Silage Corn Hybrid Performance Test is to provide unbiased forage yield and quality data for corn hybrids commonly grown for silage in Kentucky. | PR-723
web only | 4 pages | 1,353 words | 15 downloads | PDF: 143 kb


2016 Kentucky Hybrid Corn Performance Test
10/24/2016 (new)

The objective of the Kentucky Hybrid Corn Performance Test is to provide relative performance estimates of hybrid seed corn sold in Kentucky. The test attempts to treat every hybrid similarly in an unbiased manner. Agronomic practices that meet or exceed university guidelines are implemented at each location. | PR-708
2,300 printed copies | 24 pages | 5,158 words | 34 downloads | PDF: 2,898 kb


Identifying Soybean Growth Stages
9/30/2016 (new)

Accurate identification of soybean growth stages is important to maximize grain yield and profitability, because most management decisions are based upon the growth stage of soybean plants within the fields. Key features of soybean growth stages are highlighted within this guide. | AGR-223
web only | 8 pages | 1,382 words | 30 downloads | PDF: 4,815 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 | 17 downloads | PDF: 6,500 kb


Grain Sorghum (Milo) Production in Kentucky
2/8/2016 (new)

Grain sorghum can be used for a variety of purposes including animal feed, unleavened breads, cakes, wallboard, starch, dextrose, brooms, ethanol, high quality wax, and alcoholic beverages. Grain sorghum produced in Kentucky is most commonly used for animal feed and was first grown here in the 1920s. Although acreage in Kentucky has fluctuated considerably over the years, yields have generally exceeded the national average since the 1970s, indicating that grain sorghum is an option for producers interested in diversifying grain crop operations. | ID-234
web only | 8 pages | 5,390 words | 31 downloads | PDF: 1,800 kb


2015 Kentucky Hybrid Corn Performance Test
10/30/2015 (new)

The objective of the Kentucky Hybrid Corn Performance Test is to provide relative performance estimates of hybrid seed corn sold in Kentucky. The test attempts to treat every hybrid similarly in an unbiased manner. Agronomic practices that meet or exceed university guidelines are implemented at each location. | PR-692
2,200 printed copies | 28 pages | 1,411 words | 39 downloads | PDF: 3,300 kb


2015 Kentucky Silage Hybrid Performance Test
10/29/2015 (new)

Hybrids were evaluated for silage performance on cooperating farms. Representatives from seed companies submitted hybrids of their choosing. University of Kentucky personnel or third-party contractors planted the hybrid seeds. Farmers applied the soil fertility and pest management. University of Kentucky personnel harvested, weighed, chopped, and packaged corn for quality analysis. University personnel conducted the statistical analyses and final reporting of hybrid performance. | PR-691
web only | 4 pages | 1,282 words | 19 downloads | PDF: 271 kb


Organic Corn Production in Kentucky
1/15/2015 (new)

The number of organic dairy cows in Kentucky has been steadily increasing for years, yet there's not enough organic corn produced in the state to feed the growing herds. In short, a new market has developed in the state, but few local farmers are taking advantage of it. While Kentucky farmers are no strangers to corn, growing corn organically utilizes different management, cultural and marketing practices and requires new skills. And, importantly, organic production must follow an approved farm plan that allows farmers to sell their corn as certified organic. This publication is designed to be both an introduction to a new enterprise as well as a practical manual for those interested in pursuing organic corn production on their own farms. | ID-225
2,000 printed copies | 30 pages | 19,856 words | 47 downloads | PDF: 2,600 kb


2014 Kentucky Hybrid Corn Performance Test
11/3/2014 (new)

The objective of the Kentucky Hybrid Corn Performance Test is to provide relative performance estimates of hybrid seed corn sold in Kentucky. The test attempts to treat every hybrid similarly in an unbiased manner. Agronomic practices that meet or exceed university guidelines are implemented at each location. | PR-675
2,300 printed copies | 28 pages | 5,214 words | 34 downloads | PDF: 3,387 kb


Soybean Nutrient Management in Kentucky
4/24/2014 (new)

Soybean grows best on fertile soils. For decades, the University of Kentucky has conducted field studies to establish the relationship between soil nutrient supplies and soybean yield. Adequate soil fertility must be present so that yields are not limited. | AGR-213
web only | 5 pages | 2,814 words | 60 downloads | PDF: 1,015 kb


Soybean Variety Selection
3/20/2014 (major revision)

Soybean variety selection is one of the most important and most difficult management decisions a producer must make each year. It takes careful identification of the problems and needs of the production system. When done properly it increases the chance the variety will reach its full yield potential while eliminating costs for unnecessary traits, resulting in highly profitable returns. | AGR-129
1,000 printed copies | 6 pages | 3,941 words | 29 downloads | PDF: 570 kb


2013 Kentucky Hybrid Corn Performance Test
11/11/2013 (new)

The objective of the Kentucky Hybrid Corn Performance Test is to provide relative performance estimates of hybrid seed corn sold in Kentucky. The test attempts to treat every hybrid similarly in an unbiased manner. Agronomic practices that meet or exceed university guidelines are implemented at each location. | PR-659
2,500 printed copies | 24 pages | 1,430 words | 53 downloads | PDF: 2,600 kb


Soybean Management Verification Program, 2012
3/29/2013 (new)

The 2012 Soybean Management Verification Program (SoyMVP) enrolled 19 fields across Western Kentucky, providing ten direct comparisons between University of Kentucky recommendations and producers practices for soybean production. All fields were scouted weekly and recommendations were made on the university portion of the field based on established thresholds and observations from agronomic research. The objective of these comparisons is to validate university research and identify areas for more research. | PR-657
500 printed copies | 48 pages | 17,155 words | 18 downloads | PDF: 2,300 kb


2012 Kentucky Hybrid Corn Performance Test
11/12/2012 (new)

The objective of the Kentucky Hybrid Corn Performance Test is to provide performance estimates of hybrid seed corn sold in Kentucky. The test has been conducted in an unbiased manner according to accepted agronomic practices. | PR-642
2,000 printed copies | 16 pages | 1,748 words | 7 downloads | PDF: 978 kb


Soybean Management Verification Program, 2011
2/24/2012 (new)

The goal of SoyMVP is to verify applied research at the University of Kentucky and to identify whether University of Kentucky recommendations are adequate. | PR-639
500 printed copies | 16 pages | 11,095 words | 8 downloads | PDF: 1,500 kb


2011 Kentucky Hybrid Corn Performance Test
11/4/2011 (new)

The objective of the Kentucky Hybrid Corn Performance Test is to provide performance estimates of hybrid seed corn sold in Kentucky. The test has been conducted in an unbiased manner according to accepted agronomic practices. | PR-624
3,200 printed copies | 24 pages | 9,976 words | 2 downloads | PDF: 450 kb


Corn Growth Stages and Growing Degree Days: A Quick Reference Guide
9/13/2011 (new)

Corn growth stages are based on the leaf collar method, where fully emerged leaves (leaf collar visible) are used to stage vegetative development. Growing degree days (GDDs) are used to relate temperature to corn growth and development. | AGR-202
2,000 printed copies | 2 pages | 802 words | 29 downloads | PDF: 278 kb


Soybean Management Verification Program, 2010
4/6/2011 (new)

The 2010 Soybean Management Verification Program (SoyMVP) consisted of 16 fields across western Kentucky which were split to give seven direct comparisons between University of Kentucky recommendations and producer practices for soybean production. | PR-622
500 printed copies | 20 pages | 6,761 words | 1 download | PDF: 1,300 kb


Soybean Management Verification Program, 2009
3/14/2011 (new)

The 2009 Soybean Management Verification Program (SoyMVP) consisted of 16 fields across Western Kentucky, which were split to give eight direct comparisons between University of Kentucky recommendations and producer practices for soybean production. | PR-605
500 printed copies | 24 pages | 6,541 words | 1 download | PDF: 780 kb


2010 Kentucky Hybrid Corn Performance Test
10/28/2010 (new)

The objective of the Kentucky Hybrid Corn Performance Test is to provide performance estimates of hybrid seed corn sold in Kentucky. The test has been conducted in an unbiased manner according to accepted agronomic practices. | PR-606
3,200 printed copies | 24 pages | - | - | PDF: 424 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


2009 Kentucky Hybrid Corn Performance Test
11/18/2009 (new)

The objective of the Kentucky Hybrid Corn Performance Test is to provide performance estimates of hybrid seed corn sold in Kentucky. The test has been conducted in an unbiased manner according to accepted agronomic practices. | PR-587
4,000 printed copies | 24 pages | - | - | PDF: 434 kb


2007 Kentucky Hybrid Corn Performance Test
11/1/2007 (new)

| PR-552
3,500 printed copies | 24 pages | - | - | PDF: 360 kb


Double-Cropping Land for Silage Production
10/31/2007 (minor revision)

| AGR-17
2,500 printed copies | 2 pages | - | 3 downloads | PDF: 192 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


Estimating Hail Damage in Corn
7/27/2007 (new)

Hail is precipitation in the form of irregular shapes of ice. Hail can shred leaves off corn plants, bruise stalks, and turn a beautiful field of corn into bare stalks with a few ragged leaves. The initial sight of hail damage is sickening to any farmer. Small corn, with the growing point below the soil surface (see corn staging below) is highly tolerant to hail damage. As the growing point moves above the soil surface and the corn plant gets closer to tasseling, corn becomes more susceptible to hail damage. Corn is most susceptible to hail damage from the period just prior to tasseling through early milk. Once corn passes the early milk stage, it becomes more tolerant to hail damage. | AGR-194
1,000 printed copies | 4 pages | - | 2 downloads | PDF: 170 kb


Evaluating Flood Damage in Corn
7/27/2007 (new)

| AGR-193
1,000 printed copies | 2 pages | - | 4 downloads | PDF: 160 kb


Evaluating Early Season Frost Damage in Corn
7/27/2007 (new)

| AGR-192
1,000 printed copies | 2 pages | - | 2 downloads | PDF: 160 kb


Grain and Forage Crop Guide
7/27/2007 (reprinted)

| AGR-18
2,000 printed copies | 6 pages | - | 48 downloads | PDF: 181 kb


Sampling Plant Tissue for Nutrient Analysis
5/8/2007 (minor revision)

| AGR-92
2,000 printed copies | 6 pages | - | 14 downloads | PDF: 646 kb


2006 Kentucky Hybrid Corn Performance Test
11/2/2006 (new)

| PR-535
3,500 printed copies | 28 pages | - | 1 download | PDF: 377 kb


2006 New Crop Opportunities Research Report
7/15/2006 (new)

| PR-533
web only | 72 pages | - | - | PDF: 1,359 kb


Producing Corn for Silage
3/20/2006 (minor revision)

| AGR-79
2,000 printed copies | 8 pages | - | 11 downloads | PDF: 332 kb


Estimating Corn Yields
1/7/2006 (new)

| AGR-187
2,000 printed copies | 2 pages | - | 15 downloads | PDF: 135 kb


Estimating Soybean Yields
12/15/2005 (new)

| AGR-188
2,000 printed copies | 2 pages | - | 18 downloads | PDF: 138 kb


2005 Kentucky Hybrid Corn Performance Test
11/30/2005 (new)

| PR-518
3,500 printed copies | 28 pages | - | - | PDF: 370 kb


Grain Farming Primer for Landowners
4/30/2005 (new)

| ID-155
2,000 printed copies | 6 pages | - | 11 downloads | PDF: 158 kb


Specialty Soybeans
4/1/2005 (reprinted)

| AGR-182
2,000 printed copies | 6 pages | - | 7 downloads | PDF: 312 kb


Predicting Soybean First Flowering Date
3/1/2005 (new)

| AGR-184
2,000 printed copies | 2 pages | - | 6 downloads | PDF: 270 kb


Late-Season Frost Damage to Corn Grown for Silage
1/30/2005 (new)

| AGR-183
1,000 printed copies | 2 pages | - | - | PDF: 135 kb


2004 Kentucky Hybrid Corn Performance Test
11/21/2004 (new)

| PR-503
3,500 printed copies | 32 pages | - | - | PDF: 538 kb


Grazing Corn: an Option for Extending the Grazing Season in Kentucky
7/15/2004 (reprinted)

| ID-152
3,000 printed copies | 4 pages | - | 16 downloads | PDF: 266 kb


2003 Kentucky Hybrid Corn Performance Test
11/15/2003 (new)

| PR-485
8,000 printed copies | 30 pages | - | - | PDF: 578 kb


2002 Kentucky Hybrid Corn Performance Test
11/1/2002 (new)

| PR-467
8,000 printed copies | 32 pages | - | - | PDF: 200 kb