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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


Agricultural Lime Recommendations Based on Lime Quality
1/13/2016 (major revision)

Soil acidity is one of the most important soil factors affecting crop growth and ultimately, yield and profitability. It is determined by measuring the soil pH, which is a measure of the amount of hydrogen ions in the soil solution. As soil acidity increases, the soil pH decreases. Soils tend to be naturally acidic in areas where rainfall is sufficient to cause substantial leaching of basic ions (such as calcium and magnesium), which are replaced by hydrogen ions. Most soils in Kentucky are naturally acidic because of our abundant rainfall. | ID-163
web only | 6 pages | 2,749 words | 73 downloads | PDF: 485 kb


Lime and Fertilizer Recommendations, 2014-2015
5/28/2014 (major revision)

Recommended nutrient additions, based on a soil test, are only made when a crop yield or economic response has been measured for that crop under Kentucky soil-climatic conditions. Many field studies have been conducted by the Kentucky Agricultural Experiment Station under Kentucky farm conditions to determine the extent of any primary, secondary, or micronutrient needs. Yield and soil test data from these studies serve as guidelines for establishing recommendations contained in this publication. Recommendations in this publication strive to supply the plant nutrients needed to achieve maximum economic return assuming good management practices. | AGR-1
2,000 printed copies | 24 pages | 11,331 words | 145 downloads | PDF: 1,300 kb


Fertilizer Management in Alfalfa
1/8/2014 (new)

Alfalfa is a high quality, valuable forage crop that can be successfully produced on most well-drained soils in Kentucky for hay, silage, and grazing. Fertilizing alfalfa can be uniquely challenging because it is a high-yielding crop that removes a tremendous amount of soil nutrients when compared to other crops grown in Kentucky. A thorough understanding of alfalfa's growth habits, nutrient requirements, and soil nutrient supply mechanisms is necessary to effectively manage fertilizer inputs and maximize profitability while minimizing environmental impact. | AGR-210
500 printed copies | 4 pages | 2,657 words | 44 downloads | PDF: 4 kb


Sensor Technology for Variable Rate Nitrogen Applications on Wheat in Kentucky: Recommendations and Verification
10/28/2013 (new)

Nitrogen (N) applications on wheat using sensor-based technology can improve both N use efficiency and yields. | SR-107
500 printed copies | 6 pages | 2,728 words | 13 downloads | PDF: 812 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


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


Profitability of Nitrogen Applications for Stockpiling Tall Fescue Pastures: 2011 Guide
10/5/2011 (new)

The concept of stockpiling is pretty straightforward, but the challenge each year is to determine the likelihood that this practice will be profitable given the economic and agronomic conditions present at mid-summer. This practice can yield significant benefits, but it also carries significant costs. These benefits and costs must be quantified and compared to assess the overall profitability of the practice. | ID-193
web only | 4 pages | 3,344 words | 29 downloads | PDF: 290 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


Nitrogen Transformation Inhibitors and Controlled-Release Urea
4/21/2010 (major revision)

The soaring cost of fossil fuels is an indicator that nitrogen fertilizer prices are going to remain high for the foreseeable future. With higher N prices, many producers are trying to evaluate the usefulness of several N additive products in their production systems. High N prices make these products more attractive because it takes fewer pounds of saved N to offset the price of the additive. Producers should have a good understanding of how these products work in order to make informed decisions regarding their use. | AGR-185
1,500 printed copies | 6 pages | - | 19 downloads | PDF: 500 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


Comparing No-Till and Tilled Wheat in Kentucky
8/26/2009 (new)

Historically, wheat planting in Kentucky has involved tillage. With conventional tillage practices, most residues from the previous crop are cut and buried prior to seeding wheat. No-till wheat planting eliminates tillage and reduces soil erosion, particularly on sloping soils, as well as reducing labor, machinery, and energy costs. | ID-177
1,000 printed copies | 10 pages | - | 9 downloads | PDF: 233 kb


Compaction, Tillage Method, and Subsoiling Effects on Crop Production
1/11/2008 (new)

No-tillage is the preferred method of crop production for most Kentucky farmers. No-tillage has been proven to increase soil quality and decrease the risk of soil compaction as compared to crop production using annual tillage. However, with the use of heavy farm equipment, soil compaction is always a threat with either tillage or no-tillage. The possibility of soil compaction and its effect on crop production is a constant concern to many farmers using no-tillage. If soil compaction occurs, is there a difference between the two tillage systems on how it affects crop production and the recovery of the soil with and without subsoil tillage? The following study was conducted to help producers and advisors understand soil compaction and its effects on corn and soybean production as well as the ability of the two tillage systems to recover from soil compaction. | AGR-197
2,000 printed copies | 4 pages | - | 27 downloads | PDF: 293 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


Taking Soil Test Samples
9/4/2007 (reprinted)

| AGR-16
2,500 printed copies | 4 pages | - | 43 downloads | PDF: 150 kb


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

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


Managing Seasonal Fluctuations of Soil Tests
5/15/2006 (new)

| AGR-189
2,000 printed copies | 4 pages | - | 17 downloads | PDF: 211 kb


Comparison and Use of Chlorophyll Meters on Wheat
11/1/2004 (new)

| AGR-181
3,000 printed copies | 4 pages | - | 4 downloads | PDF: 181 kb


Corn Stalk Nitrate Test
8/27/2004 (new)

| AGR-180
3,000 printed copies | 2 pages | - | 8 downloads | PDF: 136 kb


Assessing and Preventing Soil Compaction in Kentucky
5/28/2004 (new)

| ID-153
3,000 printed copies | 5 pages | - | 17 downloads | PDF: 1,067 kb


Determining the Quality of Aglime: Relative Neutralizing Value (RNV)
12/4/2002 (minor revision)

| AGR-106
4,000 printed copies | 2 pages | - | 8 downloads | PDF: 90 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


Soil Testing: What It Is and What It Does
8/15/2000 (minor revision)

| AGR-57
3,000 printed copies | 2 pages | - | 34 downloads | PDF: 253 kb


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

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


No-Till Small Grain Production in Kentucky
5/1/2000 (new)

| ID-136
5,000 printed copies | 11 pages | - | 20 downloads | PDF: 467 kb


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

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


Using a Chlorophyll Meter to Make Nitrogen Recommendations on Wheat
9/1/1997 (new)

| AGR-170
5,000 printed copies | 4 pages | - | 6 downloads | PDF: 24 kb


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

| ID-125A
2,000 printed copies | 2 pages | - | 11 downloads | PDF: 117 kb


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

| ID-124
5,000 printed copies | 12 pages | - | 22 downloads | PDF: 228 kb


Soil Compaction in Kentucky
10/1/1995 (new)

| AGR-161
2,000 printed copies | 4 pages | - | 26 downloads | PDF: 27 kb


Fertilization of Cool-Season Grasses
3/5/1995 (reprinted)

| AGR-103
3,000 printed copies | - | - | 11 downloads | HTML: 16 kb


Evaluating Fertilizer Recommendations
3/1/1995 (reprinted)

| AGR-151
1,000 printed copies | 5 pages | - | 44 downloads | PDF: 236 kb


Liming Acid Soils
3/1/1995 (reprinted)

| AGR-19
2,000 printed copies | - | - | 7 downloads | HTML: 10 kb


Canola Production and Management
9/1/1992 (new)

| ID-114
5,000 printed copies | - | - | 1 download | HTML: 200 kb


Erosion Its Effect on Soil Properties, Productivity and Profit
8/1/1983 (new)

| AGR-102
30,000 printed copies | - | - | 5 downloads | HTML: 12 kb


Potassium in Kentucky Soils
2/1/1979 (new)

| AGR-11
5,000 printed copies | - | - | 6 downloads | HTML: 24 kb