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Bob Pearce



ID-160
Burley and Dark Tobacco Production Guide, 2019-2020
12/4/2018 (major revision)

 UK Authors: Andy Bailey, Ric Bessin, Lowell
 Departments: Agricultural Economics, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering,
 Series: Interdepartmental (ID series)
 Tags: farm crops, tobacco

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.

6,000 printed copies | 84 pages | 68,090 words | 207 downloads | PDF: 4,150 kb



PPFS-AG-T-8
Fungicide Guide for Burley and Dark Tobacco, 2018
4/1/2018 (minor revision)

 UK Authors:
 Departments:
 Series: Tobacco Disease: Plant Pathology Factsheet (PPFS-AG-T series)
 Tags: farm crops, plant diseases, tobacco

The number of fungicides that are registered for use on tobacco in Kentucky is relatively small in comparison to the large array of products available to producers of other crops. Although growers have a limited number of fungicides from which to choose, those that are available are effective against most of the major diseases of roots, stems, and foliage.

web only | 7 pages | - | - | PDF: 295,340 kb



PPFS-AG-T-5
Maintaining the Efficacy of Foliar Fungicides for Tobacco Disease Management
7/1/2015 (new)

 UK Authors: Bob Pearce, Emily Pfeufer
 Departments: Plant and Soil Sciences, Plant Pathology
 Series: Tobacco Disease: Plant Pathology Factsheet (PPFS-AG-T series)
 Tags: farm crops, plant diseases, tobacco

Management of resistance to fungicides is based on alternating the use of particular modes of action, or FRAC groups, which essentially presents multiple different challenges to the fungal population. Overall, fungi that are naturally resistant to a mode of action are very rare in the environment. Challenging a population with multiple different modes of action will reduce the chance of developing widespread resistance, which will prolong the efficacy of these chemicals.

web only | 4 pages | 1,356 words | 10 downloads | PDF: 473 kb



4BA-09SE
Land Judging Score Card
3/31/2015 (major revision)

 UK Authors: David Ditsch, Josh McGrath, Bo
 Departments: 4-H Programs, Plant and Soil Sciences
 Series: 4-H Plant Science and Crops: Plant and Soil Science (4BA series)
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Score sheet for the 4-H publication "Land Judging in Kentucky."

web only | 2 pages | - | 32 downloads | PDF: 149 kb



4BA-08MH
4-H Land Judging in Kentucky
3/30/2015 (major revision)

 UK Authors: David Ditsch, Josh McGrath, Bo
 Departments: 4-H Programs, Plant and Soil Sciences
 Series: 4-H Plant Science and Crops: Plant and Soil Science (4BA series)
 Tags:

Land judging is a way of appraising the physical nature and capability of soils. Certain soil properties, such as slope, depth and color, and others that can be seen, felt or measured, are reliable indicators of soil characteristics. This publication provides instruction on basic soil concepts that can be easily applied to agricultural, industrial, residential, and recreational land uses in Kentucky. It provides characteristics to be judged as well as a good working knowledge of soil.

web only | 19 pages | 5,578 words | 66 downloads | PDF: 7,100 kb




Limitations and Benefits to Cultivating Tobacco: Plant and Soil Sciences Research Report (vol. 3, no. 2, 2014)
9/8/2014 (new)

 UK Authors: Bob Pearce, Edwin Ritchey
 Departments: Plant and Soil Sciences
 Series:
 Tags:

Historically, between-row cultivation for weed control has been an integral part of tobacco production. In one season, a grower might perform five or more cultivations and several hand weeding operations for adequate weed control. Early herbicide chemistries would control some weeds, but not all, forcing the producer to cultivate and hand weed. The development of better herbicides improved the range of weeds controlled, sometimes to the point that cultivation for weed control was not warranted. Many producers are so accustomed to cultivating they have forgotten why cultivation was necessary. The decision to cultivate should largely be based on the presence of weeds, but there are exceptions.

web only | 4 pages | - | 20 downloads | PDF: 155 kb




Tillage and Subsoiling Effects on Soil Compaction and Yield of Burley Tobacco: Plant and Soil Sciences Research Report (vol. 1, no. 2, 2012)
1/31/2013 (new)

 UK Authors: John Grove, Bob Pearce, Edwin R
 Departments: Plant and Soil Sciences
 Series:
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Historically, tobacco producers have relied heavily on surface tillage to prepare fields for transplanting. This study was established to determine how soil penetrometer resistance and burley tobacco yields were influenced by surface and subsurface tillage (subsoiling) on soils with no known compaction present.

web only | 4 pages | - | 29 downloads | PDF: 350 kb



ID-204
Introductory Safety Training for Tobacco Workers
7/25/2012 (new)

 UK Authors: Bob Pearce, Mark Purschwitz,
 Departments: Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering, Plant and Soil Sciences
 Series: Interdepartmental (ID series)
 Tags: farm crops, tobacco

This safety bulletin is intended to offer introductory safety training to tobacco workers in conjunction with a farm walk-around. It was written as if you and your workers are standing in or around the object currently being discussed, e.g., a tractor, with you or a designated assistant pointing out the various safety issues listed in the bulletin. It is not meant to be used as a stand-alone bulletin, especially just in a room, unless you have already gone through the walk-around and are reviewing points or having a discussion. It must be used out by the barn, equipment, or other subject being discussed.

2,500 printed copies | 16 pages | 2,237 words | 25 downloads | PDF: 476 kb



AGR-92
Sampling Plant Tissue for Nutrient Analysis
5/8/2007 (minor revision)

 UK Authors: Chad Lee, Bob Pearce, Greg Schwab
 Departments: Plant and Soil Sciences
 Series: Agronomy (AGR series)
 Tags:

2,000 printed copies | 6 pages | - | 17 downloads | PDF: 646 kb



PR-432
Agronomy Research Report 2000
7/10/2000 (new)

 UK Authors: Richard Barnheisel, Morris Bitzer,
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering,
 Series: Progress Report (PR series)
 Tags:

2,500 printed copies | 55 pages | - | 5 downloads | PDF: 550 kb



ID-131
Basics for Heating and Cooling Greenhouses
2/25/2000 (reprinted)

 UK Authors: Bob Anderson, George Duncan,
 Departments: Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering, Horticulture,
 Series: Interdepartmental (ID series)
 Tags:

1,000 printed copies | 8 pages | - | 47 downloads | PDF: 637 kb



AGR-176
Measurement of Temperature Extremes in Tobacco Float Systems
2/1/2000 (new)

 UK Authors: Gary Palmer, Bob Pearce
 Departments: Plant and Soil Sciences
 Series: Agronomy (AGR series)
 Tags: farm crops, tobacco

3,000 printed copies | 8 pages | - | 14 downloads | PDF: 552 kb



AGR-174
Using Conductivity Meters for Nitrogen Management in Float Systems
6/30/1999 (new)

 UK Authors: Gary Palmer, Bob Pearce
 Departments: Plant and Soil Sciences
 Series: Agronomy (AGR series)
 Tags: farm crops, tobacco

1,000 printed copies | 2 pages | - | 7 downloads | PDF: 105 kb



ID-132
Management of Tobacco Float Systems
1/10/1999 (new)

 UK Authors: Bill Nesmith, Gary Palmer, Bob
 Departments: Entomology, Plant and Soil Sciences,
 Series: Interdepartmental (ID series)
 Tags: farm crops, tobacco

web only | 8 pages | - | 9 downloads | PDF: 445 kb



PR-402
1998 Agronomy Research Report
7/1/1998 (new)

 UK Authors: Richard Barnheisel, Mike Barrett,
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Entomology, KTRDC
 Series: Progress Report (PR series)
 Tags:

1,500 printed copies | 56 pages | - | 4 downloads | PDF: 403 kb



AGR-164
Water Quality Guidelines for Tobacco Float Systems
2/1/1996 (new)

 UK Authors: Gary Palmer, Bob Pearce
 Departments: Plant and Soil Sciences
 Series: Agronomy (AGR series)
 Tags: farm crops, tobacco

3,000 printed copies | 2 pages | - | 11 downloads | PDF: 196 kb



AGR-163
Selecting the Right Fertilizer for Tobacco Production in Float Systems
2/1/1996 (new)

 UK Authors: Gary Palmer, Bob Pearce
 Departments: Plant and Soil Sciences
 Series: Agronomy (AGR series)
 Tags: farm crops, nutrient management, tobacco

5,000 printed copies | 2 pages | - | 8 downloads | PDF: 180 kb