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HO-82
Rootstocks for Kentucky Fruit Trees
10/15/2019 (major revision)

 UK Authors: Daniel Becker, John Strang,
 Departments: Horticulture
 Series: Horticulture (HO series)
 Tags: farm crops, fruits and nuts

Most fruit trees that can be grown in Kentucky do not come true from seed. For example, a tree grown from a Golden Delicious apple seed will produce an apple tree, but the fruit will have different characteristics than Golden Delicious in color, taste, and shape. This is why fruit trees are reproduced by asexual propagation, such as budding and grafting.

web only | 6 pages | 6,736 words | 55 downloads | PDF: 250 kb



PPFS-FR-T-26
Cultural Calendar for Commercial Peach Production
8/1/2019 (new)

 UK Authors: Ric Bessin, Kimberly Leonberger,
 Departments: Entomology, Forestry and Natural Resources,
 Series: Tree Fruit Disease: Plant Pathology Factsheet (PPFS-FR-T series)
 Tags: fruits, nursery and landscape, plant disease

Integrated pest management (IPM) includes the combination of biological, cultural, physical, and chemical tools in efforts to manage diseases and pests while minimizing risks associated with pesticides. Cultural practices are an integral part of an IPM program and should be incorporated into all commercial systems whether large or small, conventional or organic. This publication provides recommended practices at approximate growth stages and/or production periods. However, these timelines are approximate and may require adjustment for particular conditions. Growers who encounter situations that may not align with suggestions here should contact their county Extension office for assistance. Extension offices can also provide updated pest management recommendations. This cultural guide serves as a supplement to published spray guides and scouting guides.

web only | 7 pages | - | - | PDF: 1,385 kb



PPFS-FR-T-25
Cultural Calendar for Commercial Apple Production
8/1/2019 (new)

 UK Authors: Ric Bessin, Kimberly Leonberger,
 Departments: Entomology, Forestry and Natural Resources,
 Series: Tree Fruit Disease: Plant Pathology Factsheet (PPFS-FR-T series)
 Tags: fruits, nursery and landscape, plant disease

egrated pest management (IPM) includes the combination of biological, cultural, physical, and chemical tools in efforts to manage diseases and pests while minimizing risks associated with pesticides. Cultural practices are an integral part of an IPM program and should be incorporated into all commercial systems whether large or small, conventional or organic. This publication provides recommended practices at approximate growth stages and/or production periods. However, these timelines are approximate and may require adjustment for particular conditions. Growers who encounter situations that may not align with suggestions here should contact their county Extension office for assistance. Extension offices can also provide updated pest management recommendations. This cultural guide serves as a supplement to published spray guides and scouting guides.

web only | 7 pages | - | - | PDF: 986 kb



PPFS-FR-S-25
Backyard Berry Disease, Pest, and Cultural Practices Calendar
7/1/2019 (reviewed)

 UK Authors: Ric Bessin, Kimberly Leonberger,
 Departments: Entomology, Horticulture, Plant Pathology
 Series: Small Fruit Disease: Plant Pathology Factsheet (PPFS-FR-S series)
 Tags: farm crops, fruits and nuts, organic produ

Backyard berry (blueberry, raspberry, blackberry, and strawberry) production requires a proactive approach to disease, insect, and weed management. Preventative practices are recommended to minimize inputs. While intensive culture may result in the highest quality fruit, reduced inputs can result in acceptable fruit with minor crop losses or aesthetic maladies. This guide focuses on preventative cultural practices with options of low-input pesticide applications. Refer to the homeowner fruit spray guide (ID-21) for a more complete pesticide spray schedule.

web only | 4 pages | - | - | PDF: 1,037 kb



PPFS-FR-S-24
Backyard Grape Disease, Pest, and Cultural Practices Calendar
7/1/2019 (reviewed)

 UK Authors: Ric Bessin, Kimberly Leonberger,
 Departments: Entomology, Horticulture, Plant Pathology
 Series: Small Fruit Disease: Plant Pathology Factsheet (PPFS-FR-S series)
 Tags: farm crops, fruits and nuts, organic produ

Backyard grape production requires a proactive approach to disease, insect, and weed management. Preventative practices are recommended to minimize inputs. While intensive culture may result in the highest quality fruit, reduced inputs can result in acceptable fruit with minor crop losses or aesthetic maladies. This guide focuses on preventative cultural practices with options of low-input pesticide applications. Refer to the homeowner fruit spray guide (ID-21) for a more complete pesticide spray schedule.

web only | 4 pages | - | - | PDF: 1,213 kb



PPFS-FR-S-23
Simplified Backyard Grape Spray Guide
7/1/2019 (minor revision)

 UK Authors: Ric Bessin, John Strang,
 Departments: Entomology, Horticulture, Plant Pathology
 Series: Small Fruit Disease: Plant Pathology Factsheet (PPFS-FR-S series)
 Tags: farm crops, fruits and nuts, plant diseases

A simplified backyard grape spray guide (table).

web only | 1 pages | - | - | PDF: 351 kb



PPFS-FR-T-22
Backyard Peach and Stone Fruit Disease, Pest, and Cultural Practices Calendar
7/1/2019 (reviewed)

 UK Authors: Ric Bessin, Kimberly Leonberger,
 Departments: Entomology, Horticulture, Plant Pathology
 Series: Tree Fruit Disease: Plant Pathology Factsheet (PPFS-FR-T series)
 Tags: farm crops, fruits and nuts, organic produ

Backyard stone fruit (peach, nectarine, plum, and cherry) production requires a proactive approach to disease, insect, and weed management. Preventative practices are recommended to minimize inputs. This guide focuses on preventative cultural practices with options of low-input pesticide applications. Refer to the homeowner fruit spray guide (ID-21) for a more complete pesticide spray schedule.

web only | 4 pages | - | - | PDF: 890 kb



PPFS-FR-T-21
Backyard Apple and Pear Disease, Pest, and Cultural Practices Calendar
7/1/2019 (reviewed)

 UK Authors: Ric Bessin, Kimberly Leonberger,
 Departments: Entomology, Horticulture, Plant Pathology
 Series: Tree Fruit Disease: Plant Pathology Factsheet (PPFS-FR-T series)
 Tags: farm crops, fruits and nuts, organic produ

Backyard apple production requires a proactive approach to disease, insect, and weed management. Preventative practices are recommended to minimize inputs. While intensive culture may result in the highest quality fruit, reduced inputs can result in acceptable fruit with minor crop losses or aesthetic maladies. This guide focuses on preventative cultural practices with options of low-input pesticide applications. Refer to the homeowner fruit spray guide (ID-21) for a more complete pesticide spray schedule.

web only | 4 pages | - | - | PDF: 1,013 kb



PPFS-FR-T-20
Simplified Backyard Peach and Stone Fruit Spray Guide
7/1/2019 (minor revision)

 UK Authors: Ric Bessin, John Strang,
 Departments: Entomology, Horticulture, Plant Pathology
 Series: Tree Fruit Disease: Plant Pathology Factsheet (PPFS-FR-T series)
 Tags: farm crops, fruits and nuts, plant diseases

Peach, nectarine, apricot, plum, and cherry are all stone fruits. Production of these tree fruits requires pest and disease management programs for quality fruit. Home orchards are no different. Homeowners, however, are generally more tolerant of aesthetic maladies or minor crop losses than commercial orchardists. Thus, homeowners may choose to limit numbers of insecticide and fungicide sprays. Disease resistant cultivars are the preferred method for reducing spray inputs.

web only | 2 pages | - | - | PDF: 672 kb



PPFS-FR-T-18
Simplified Backyard Apple Spray Guides
7/1/2019 (minor revision)

 UK Authors: Ric Bessin, John Strang,
 Departments: County Extension, Entomology, Horticulture,
 Series: Tree Fruit Disease: Plant Pathology Factsheet (PPFS-FR-T series)
 Tags: farm crops, fruits and nuts, plant diseases

Apple production requires pest and disease management programs for quality fruit. Home orchards are no different. Homeowners, however, are generally more tolerant of aesthetic maladies or minor crop losses than commercial orchardists. Thus, homeowners may choose to limit numbers of insecticide and fungicide sprays.

web only | 4 pages | - | - | PDF: 626 kb



ID-254
An IPM Scouting Guide for Common Problems of Grape in Kentucky
6/11/2019 (new)

 UK Authors: Ric Bessin, Cheryl Kaiser,
 Departments: Entomology, Forestry and Natural Resources,
 Series: Interdepartmental (ID series)
 Tags: farm crops, fruits and nuts, insect pests, <

Long before the term "sustainable" became a household word, farmers were implementing sustainable practices in the form of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) strategies. IPM uses a combination of biological, cultural, physical, and chemical methods to reduce and/or manage pathogen and pest populations. These strategies are used to minimize environmental risks, economic costs, and health hazards. Pathogens and pests are managed (although rarely eliminated entirely) to reduce their negative impact on the crop. Scouting and monitoring for diseases, insects, weeds, and abiotic disorders helps identify potential problems before serious losses result. This is essential to the IPM approach. The key to effective monitoring is accurate identification. The images included in this guide represent the more common abiotic and biotic problems that occur in Kentucky grape plantings.

2,500 printed copies | 36 pages | 9,801 words | 7 downloads | PDF: 2,400 kb



ID-128
Home Vegetable Gardening in Kentucky, 2019
4/16/2019 (minor revision)

 UK Authors: Ric Bessin, Rick Durham, Brad Lee
 Departments: Entomology, Horticulture, Plant and Soil
 Series: Interdepartmental (ID series)
 Tags: garden and landscape, vegetables

A well-planned and properly kept garden should produce 600 to 700 pounds of produce per 1,000 square feet and may include many different crops. Consult "Vegetable Cultivars for Kentucky Gardens" (ID-133) for the latest recommendations on home vegetable varieties.

8,500 printed copies | 48 pages | 32,300 words | 547 downloads | PDF: 4,000 kb



ID-232
Midwest Tree and Small Fruit Spray Guide, 2019-20
2/1/2019 (major revision)

 UK Authors: Daniel Becker, Ric Bessin, Joh
 Departments: Entomology, Horticulture, Plant Pathology
 Series: Interdepartmental (ID series)
 Tags: farm crops, fruits and nuts, plant diseases

This guide provides pest management recommendations for commercial tree fruit, small fruit, and grape producers in Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, Oklahoma, West Virginia, and Wisconsin. These recommendations have been formulated to provide up-to-date information on pesticides and their application. This publication replaces two previous annual publications: The Midwest Tree Fruit Spray Guide (ID-168) and The Midwest Small Fruit and Grape Spray Guide (ID-169).

1 printed copies | 168 pages | - | - | PDF: 3,500 kb



ID-232
Midwest Tree and Small Fruit Spray Guide, 2019-20
2/1/2019 (major revision)

 UK Authors: Daniel Becker, Ric Bessin, Joh
 Departments: Entomology, Horticulture, Plant Pathology
 Series: Interdepartmental (ID series)
 Tags: farm crops, fruits and nuts, plant diseases

This guide provides pest management recommendations for commercial tree fruit, small fruit, and grape producers in Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, Oklahoma, West Virginia, and Wisconsin. These recommendations have been formulated to provide up-to-date information on pesticides and their application. This publication replaces two previous annual publications: The Midwest Tree Fruit Spray Guide (ID-168) and The Midwest Small Fruit and Grape Spray Guide (ID-169).

1 printed copies | 168 pages | - | 39 downloads | PDF: 3,500 kb



PR-757
2018 Fruit and Vegetable Research Report
12/13/2018 (new)

 UK Authors: Doug Archbold, Ric Bessin,
 Departments: Entomology, Horticulture, Plant Pathology
 Series: Progress Report (PR series)
 Tags: farm crops, fruits and nuts, research,

Fruit and vegetable production continues to show sustained growth in Kentucky. As the industry grows around a diverse collec-tion of marketing tactics (wholesale, farmers markets, CSAs, and direct to restaurants) as well as various production systems, there continues to be a need for applied practical information to support the industry.

900 printed copies | 44 pages | - | 26 downloads | PDF: 6,838 kb



ID-251
An IPM Scouting Guide for Common Problems of Brambles in Kentucky
9/13/2018 (new)

 UK Authors: Daniel Becker, Ric Bessin, C
 Departments: Entomology, Forestry and Natural Resources,
 Series: Interdepartmental (ID series)
 Tags: farm crops, fruits and nuts, insect pests, <

Long before the term "sustainable" became a household word, farmers were implementing sustainable practices in the form of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) strategies. IPM uses a combination of biological, cultural, physical, and chemical methods to reduce and/or manage pathogen and pest populations. These strategies are used to minimize environmental risks, economic costs, and health hazards. Pathogens and pests are managed (although rarely eliminated entirely) to reduce their negative impact on the crop. Scouting and monitoring for diseases, insects, weeds, and abiotic disorders helps identify potential problems before serious losses result. This is essential to the IPM approach. The key to effective monitoring is accurate identification. The images included in this guide represent the more common abiotic and biotic problems that occur in Kentucky blackberry and raspberry plantings.

2,500 printed copies | 32 pages | 6,827 words | 39 downloads | PDF: 2,500 kb



ID-36
Vegetable Production Guide for Commercial Growers, 2018-19
12/11/2017 (major revision)

 UK Authors: Ric Bessin, Emily Pfeufer, Joh
 Departments: Entomology, Horticulture, Plant Pathology
 Series: Interdepartmental (ID series)
 Tags: farm crops, vegetables

Successful vegetable production generally requires the grower to make daily decisions regarding pest management, irrigation, and cultural practices. The most widely commercially-grown vegetables in Kentucky are included in this publication.

3,000 printed copies | 140 pages | 109,401 words | 121 downloads | PDF: 1,500 kb



PR-739
2017 Fruit and Vegetable Research Report
12/5/2017 (new)

 UK Authors: Doug Archbold, Ty Cato, Steve Div
 Departments: Horticulture, Plant Pathology
 Series: Progress Report (PR series)
 Tags: farm crops, fruits and nuts, research,

Fruit and vegetable production continues to show sustained growth in Kentucky. As the industry grows around a diverse collec-tion of marketing tactics (wholesale, farmers markets, CSAs, and direct to restaurants) as well as various production systems, there continues to be a need for applied practical information to support the industry. The 2017 Fruit and Vegetable Crops re-search report includes results for 16 projects.

900 printed copies | 46 pages | 23,687 words | 28 downloads | PDF: 7,210 kb



ID-149
2017 Kentucky Blackberry Cost and Return Estimates
10/11/2017 (minor revision)

 UK Authors: Matthew Ernst, John Strang, Tim
 Departments: Agricultural Economics, Horticulture
 Series: Interdepartmental (ID series)
 Tags: business and records, farm crops, fruits

Potential producers should realize that while thornless semi-erect varieties produce superior economic returns, thorny and thornless erect varieties may hold some marketing advantages that can command superior prices and result in better returns than those estimated using these standard assumptions.

web only | 20 pages | 11,224 words | 41 downloads | PDF: 265 kb



HO-118
A Beginners Guide to Vegetable Gardening in Kentucky: Plans and Preparations
10/2/2017 (new)

 UK Authors: Rick Durham, Ken Hunter, Betha
 Departments: County Extension, Family and Consumer Sciences,
 Series: Horticulture (HO series)
 Tags: garden and landscape, vegetables

Begin by thinking about vegetables you and your family like to eat. Then think about what you want to grow. Some vegetables will grow better in Kentucky than others because of the average daily temperatures and amount of rainfall. It is also important to learn about the needs of each vegetable variety you are thinking about planting in your garden. Does it grow better in sun or shade? How much water does it need? What type of soil does it grow best in? Is it a cool season crop or a warm season crop?

web only | 7 pages | 2,832 words | 119 downloads | PDF: 1,300 kb



PR-721
2016 Fruit and Vegetable Research Report
12/13/2016 (new)

 UK Authors: Doug Archbold, Ric Bessin,
 Departments: County Extension, Entomology, F
 Series: Progress Report (PR series)
 Tags: farm crops, fruits and nuts, research,

Fruit and vegetable production continues to show sustained growth in Kentucky. As the industry grows around a diverse collection of marketing tactics (wholesale, farmers markets, CSAs, and direct to restaurants) as well as various production systems, there continues to be a need for applied practical information to support the industry.

1,000 printed copies | 40 pages | 20,554 words | 58 downloads | PDF: 2,804 kb



ID-238
An IPM Scouting Guide for Common Problems of Strawberry in Kentucky
11/17/2016 (new)

 UK Authors: Ric Bessin, Cheryl Kaiser,
 Departments: Entomology, Forestry and Natural Resources,
 Series: Interdepartmental (ID series)
 Tags: plant diseases

Integrated Pest Management (IPM) uses a combination of biological, cultural, physical, and chemical methods to reduce and/or manage pest populations. These strategies are used to minimize environmental risks, economic costs, and health hazards. Pests are managed (although rarely eliminated entirely) to reduce their negative impact on the crop. Scouting and monitoring diseases, insects, weeds, and abiotic disorders helps identify potential problems before serious losses result. This is essential to the IPM approach. The key to effective monitoring is accurate identification. The pictures included in this guide represent the more common abiotic and biotic problems that occur in Kentucky strawberry plantings.

1,600 printed copies | 28 pages | 6,288 words | 42 downloads | PDF: 10,025 kb



PR-706
2015 Fruit and Vegetable Research Report
12/21/2015 (new)

 UK Authors: Doug Archbold, Emily Pfeufer,
 Departments: Horticulture, Plant Pathology
 Series: Progress Report (PR series)
 Tags: farm crops, fruits and nuts, research,

The 2015 Fruit and Vegetable Crops research report includes results for more than 19 field research plots and demonstration trials. This year fruit and vegetable research and demonstration trials were conducted in seven counties in Kentucky: Jefferson, Spencer, Trimble, Shelby, Caldwell, Franklin, and Fayette.

1,000 printed copies | 44 pages | 27,911 words | 59 downloads | PDF: 1,542 kb



PR-688
2014 Fruit and Vegetable Research Report
1/7/2015 (new)

 UK Authors: Doug Archbold, Julie Beale, L
 Departments: Family and Consumer Sciences, Horticulture,
 Series: Progress Report (PR series)
 Tags: farm crops, fruits and nuts, research,

The 2014 Fruit and Vegetable crops research report includes results for more than 18 field research plots and demonstration trials. This year fruit and vegetable research and demonstration trials were conducted in three counties in Kentucky, including: Mason, Shelby, and Spencer.

web only | 42 pages | 29,201 words | 71 downloads | PDF: 950 kb



ID-172s
Guia de Monitoreo de MIP para Plagas Comunes de los Cultivos de Solanaceas on Kentucky
7/9/2014 (new)

 UK Authors: Ric Bessin, Tim Coolong, Kenny
 Departments: Entomology, Horticulture, Plant Pathology
 Series: Interdepartmental (ID series)
 Tags: farm crops, vegetables

La identificacion correcta de los patogenos y de insectos plagas, asi como los trastornos nutricionales y fisiologicos e incluso derivas de herbicidas es esencial para determinar el curso apropiado de accion. Las imagenes incluidas en esta guia representan algunas plagas o problemas comunes que los agricultores pueden encontrar cuando se producen cultivos de solanaceas (tomates, pimientos, berenjena y papas) en Kentucky.

1,500 printed copies | 32 pages | 7,500 words | 33 downloads | PDF: 5,600 kb



ID-184
An IPM Scouting Guide for Common Problems of Sweet Corn in Kentucky
6/3/2014 (reprinted)

 UK Authors: Ric Bessin, Tim Coolong, Terry J
 Departments: Entomology, Horticulture, Plant Pathology
 Series: Interdepartmental (ID series)
 Tags: farm crops, plant diseases, vegetables

In terms of acreage, sweet corn is the largest commercial vegetable crop grown in Kentucky. Integrated Pest Management (IPM) programs have played an important role in its production and have enabled growers to improve quality and minimize input costs. IPM uses a combination of biological, cultural, physical, and chemical methods to reduce and/or manage pest populations. These strategies are employed in such a way as to minimize environmental risks, economic costs, and health hazards. Pests are "managed" but not necessarily eliminated in order to reduce their negative impact on the crop.

4,000 printed copies | 16 pages | 5,437 words | 27 downloads | PDF: 1,054 kb



ID-210
Midwest Blueberry Production Guide
5/12/2014 (reprinted)

 UK Authors: Tom Barnes, Cheryl Kaiser, C
 Departments: Forestry and Natural Resources, Horticulture,
 Series: Interdepartmental (ID series)
 Tags: farm crops, fruits and nuts

Blueberries are one of the few fruit crops native to North America. Wild blueberries were utilized by Native Americans for making medicines, dyes, and flavorings, as well as for direct consumption. Once a small-scale crop produced within limited regions, blueberries are now grown throughout the United States and the rest of the world.

1,500 printed copies | 58 pages | 28,039 words | 90 downloads | PDF: 2,600 kb



ID-219
An IPM Scouting Guide for Common Problems of Apple in Kentucky
5/7/2014 (new)

 UK Authors: Ric Bessin, Cheryl Kaiser, Joh
 Departments: Entomology, Horticulture, Plant Pathology
 Series: Interdepartmental (ID series)
 Tags: farm crops, fruits and nuts, plant diseases

The National Integrated Pest Management Network defines IPM as "a sustainable approach to managing pests by combining biological, cultural, physical and chemical tools in a way that minimizes economic, health, and environmental risks." One of the key components of IPM is to continually scout and monitor crops to identify problems before they result in significant economic losses. Proper identification of pathogens and insect pests as well as nutritional and physiologic disorders and even herbicide drift is essential to determining the proper course of action. The pictures included in this guide represent some common pests or problems that growers may encounter during apple production in Kentucky.

3,000 printed copies | 20 pages | 5,056 words | 46 downloads | PDF: 2,600 kb



ID-21
Disease and Insect Control Program for Home Grown Fruit in Kentucky
4/29/2014 (reprinted)

 UK Authors: Ric Bessin, Rick Durham, John St
 Departments: Entomology, Horticulture, Plant Pathology
 Series: Interdepartmental (ID series)
 Tags: farm crops, fruits and nuts

Many homeowners in Kentucky grow a variety of fruits in their garden and are rewarded for their effort. One distinct advantage homeowners have over commercial orchardists is the diverse ecosystem of the home landscape (vegetable gardens, flower and fruit plantings intermixed with turf and landscape plants). Diversity often reduces the spread of insect and disease organisms and tends to keep their populations at lower, more manageable levels.

1,000 printed copies | 20 pages | 10,516 words | 134 downloads | PDF: 1,000 kb



PR-673
2013 Fruit and Vegetable Research Report
1/8/2014 (new)

 UK Authors: Doug Archbold, Ric Bessin, Shu
 Departments: Entomology, Horticulture, Plant Pathology
 Series: Progress Report (PR series)
 Tags: farm crops, fruits and nuts, research,

Variety trials included in this year's publication include: cabbage, asparagus, bell peppers, blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, apples, peaches, and grapes. Additional research trials include organic management of cucumber beetles, financial comparison of organic potato integrated pest management systems, and effect of organic fertilizer materials for production of kale.

web only | 44 pages | 23,586 words | 78 downloads | PDF: 2,491 kb



ID-133
Vegetable Cultivars for Kentucky Gardens, 2013
5/6/2013 (major revision)

 UK Authors: Tim Coolong, Rick Durham, Terry
 Departments: Horticulture, Plant Pathology
 Series: Interdepartmental (ID series)
 Tags: farm crops, vegetables

Gardening makes sense! Growing your own vegetables makes you feel self-sufficient and provides fresh, healthful food. Your surplus crop can be frozen, canned, or stored in cool, dry locations. To assure gardening success, start by selecting suitable vegetable cultivars. Planting resistant or tolerant varieties is one of the most effective ways for the home gardener to avoid destructive vegetable diseases.

web only | 8 pages | 814 words | 128 downloads | PDF: 425 kb



PR-656
2012 Fruit and Vegetable Research Report
12/6/2012 (new)

 UK Authors: Ben Abell, Angela Anandappa,
 Departments: Agricultural Economics, Family and Consumer Sciences,
 Series: Progress Report (PR series)
 Tags: farm crops, fruits and nuts, research,

Fruit and vegetable production in Kentucky continues to grow. The 2012 Fruit and Vegetable crops research report includes results for more than 18 field research plots and several demonstration trials. This year fruit and vegetable research and demonstration trials were conducted in more than 15 counties in Kentucky. Research was conducted by faculty and staff from several departments within the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture including: Horticulture, Plant Pathology, Entomology, and Agricultural Economics. This report also includes collaborative research projects conducted with faculty and staff at Kentucky State University.

web only | 47 pages | 21,679 words | 57 downloads | PDF: 1,200 kb



HO-104
Growing Tree Fruits: Kentucky Master Gardener Manual Chapter 16
3/12/2012 (new)

 UK Authors: John Strang
 Departments: Horticulture
 Series: Horticulture (HO series)
 Tags: farm crops, fruits and nuts

Growing tree fruits and/or nuts can provide a great deal of satisfaction, but it takes a commitment to care for your trees year-round.

web only | 14 pages | 4,766 words | 134 downloads | PDF: 900 kb



PR-626
2011 Fruit and Vegetable Research Report
12/20/2011 (new)

 UK Authors: Doug Archbold, Paul Bachi, Jul
 Departments: Entomology, Family and Consumer Sciences,
 Series: Progress Report (PR series)
 Tags: farm crops, fruits and nuts, research,

The 2011 Fruit and Vegetable crops research report includes results for more than 19 field research plots and several demonstration trials. Many of these reports include data on varietal performance as well as different production methods in an effort to provide growers with better tools, which they can use to improve fruit and vegetable production in Kentucky.

web only | 53 pages | 26,604 words | 23 downloads | PDF: 1,391 kb



ID-172
An IPM Scouting Guide for Common Pests of Solanaceous Crops in Kentucky
4/29/2011 (minor revision)

 UK Authors: Ric Bessin, Tim Coolong, Kenny
 Departments: Entomology, Horticulture, Plant Pathology
 Series: Interdepartmental (ID series)
 Tags: farm crops, plant diseases, vegetables

Proper identification of pathogens and insect pests as well as nutritional and physiologic disorders and even herbicide drift is essential to determining the proper course of action. The pictures included in this guide represent some common pests or problems that growers may encounter when producing solanaceous crops (tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, and potatoes) in Kentucky.

3,500 printed copies | 32 pages | 7,500 words | 40 downloads | PDF: 2,000 kb



PR-608
2010 Fruit and Vegetable Research Report
12/20/2010 (new)

 UK Authors: Doug Archbold, Paul Bachi, S
 Departments: Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering, County Extension,
 Series: Progress Report (PR series)
 Tags: farm crops, fruits and nuts, research,

Fruit and vegetable production in Kentucky continues to grow. The 2010 Fruit and Vegetable crops research report includes results for more than 34 field research and demonstration trials that were conducted in 20 counties in Kentucky.

1,000 printed copies | 70 pages | - | 37 downloads | PDF: 1,200 kb



HO-6
Peach Cultivar Performance
6/14/2010 (major revision)

 UK Authors: John Strang, Dwight Wolfe
 Departments: Horticulture
 Series: Horticulture (HO series)
 Tags: farm crops, fruits and nuts

The commercial success of a peach orchard depends largely on selecting cultivars that will perform reliably and meet market needs. Although many fruit and tree characteristics are presented in this report, the final cultivar selection should be determined by the grower. A grower may be influenced by soil type, local climate, or marketing methods and prefer a cultivar that is not a general favorite. Growers should have test plots of two to four trees of new cultivars to help them judge the performance in their orchard.

web only | 6 pages | - | 26 downloads | PDF: 275 kb



ID-77
Nut Tree Growing in Kentucky
4/22/2010 (major revision)

 UK Authors: Ric Bessin, John Hartman, Terry
 Departments: Entomology, Horticulture, Plant Pathology
 Series: Interdepartmental (ID series)
 Tags: farm crops, fruits and nuts

Kentucky is generally well suited for growing nut trees. Northern pecans, black walnuts, heartnuts, hickory nuts, hardy Persian walnuts (Carpathian strain), American hazelnuts, and Chinese chestnuts all grow well in the state. Although most nut trees are grown by hobbyists and backyard gardeners, several varieties appear to have potential for commercial production, particularly some of the USDA pecan selections and some Chinese chestnut varieties.

web only | 24 pages | - | 56 downloads | PDF: 680 kb



PR-603
2009 Fruit and Vegetable Research Report
12/11/2009 (new)

 UK Authors: Doug Archbold, Paul Bachi, Jul
 Departments: Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering, Family and Consumer Sciences, <
 Series: Progress Report (PR series)
 Tags: farm crops, fruits and nuts, research,

The 2009 Fruit and Vegetable Crops Research Report includes results for more than 45 field research and demonstration trials that were conducted in 19 counties in Kentucky. Many of these reports include data on varietal performance as well as different production methods in an effort to provide growers with better tools that they can use to improve fruit and vegetable production in Kentucky.

1,000 printed copies | 56 pages | - | 17 downloads | PDF: 850 kb



ID-91
An IPM Scouting Guide for Common Problems of Cucurbit Crops in Kentucky
7/27/2009 (minor revision)

 UK Authors: Ric Bessin, Tim Coolong, Terry J
 Departments: Entomology, Horticulture, Plant Pathology
 Series: Interdepartmental (ID series)
 Tags: plant diseases

Long before the term "sustainable" became a household word, farmers were implementing sustainable practices in the form of integrated pest management (IPM) strategies. IPM uses a combination of biological, cultural, physical, and chemical methods to reduce and/or manage pest populations. These strategies are used to minimize environmental risks, costs, and health hazards. Pests are managed to reduce their negative impact on the crop, although pests are rarely eliminated.

5,000 printed copies | 24 pages | 6,729 words | 31 downloads | PDF: 1,863 kb



PR-572
2008 Fruit and Vegetable Research Report
12/1/2008 (new)

 UK Authors: Doug Archbold, Tim Coolong,
 Departments: Agricultural Economics, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering,
 Series: Progress Report (PR series)
 Tags: farm crops, fruits and nuts, research,

1,100 printed copies | 72 pages | - | 14 downloads | PDF: 800 kb



HO-66
Commercial Asparagus Production
2/13/2008 (minor revision)

 UK Authors: John Strang
 Departments: Horticulture
 Series: Horticulture (HO series)
 Tags: farm crops, vegetables

web only | 8 pages | - | 29 downloads | PDF: 875 kb



PR-555
2007 Fruit and Vegetable Research Report
11/29/2007 (new)

 UK Authors: Doug Archbold, Tim Coolong,
 Departments: Agricultural Economics, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering,
 Series: Progress Report (PR series)
 Tags: farm crops, fruits and nuts, research,

1,000 printed copies | 92 pages | - | 10 downloads | PDF: 1,400 kb



HO-57
Growing Peaches in Kentucky
3/30/2007 (minor revision)

 UK Authors: Ric Bessin, John Hartman, Joe M
 Departments: Entomology, Horticulture, Plant Pathology
 Series: Horticulture (HO series)
 Tags:

1,500 printed copies | 20 pages | - | 79 downloads | PDF: 978 kb



HO-16
Strawberry Production in Kentucky
2/25/2007 (minor revision)

 UK Authors: Terry Jones, Joe Masabni, John
 Departments: Horticulture
 Series: Horticulture (HO series)
 Tags: farm crops, fruits and nuts

2,000 printed copies | 10 pages | - | 66 downloads | PDF: 340 kb



PR-538
2006 Fruit and Vegetable Research Report
12/15/2006 (new)

 UK Authors: Ric Bessin, Tom Cottrell, Rick
 Departments: Agricultural Economics, Entomology, Horti
 Series: Progress Report (PR series)
 Tags: farm crops, fruits and nuts, research,

1,100 printed copies | 82 pages | - | 5 downloads | PDF: 1,337 kb



PR-533
2006 New Crop Opportunities Research Report
7/15/2006 (new)

 UK Authors: Bob Anderson, Doug Archbold,
 Departments: Agricultural Economics, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering,
 Series: Progress Report (PR series)
 Tags:

web only | 72 pages | - | 3 downloads | PDF: 1,359 kb



PR-521
2005 Fruit and Vegetable Research Report
12/30/2005 (new)

 UK Authors: Ric Bessin, Tom Cottrell, Rick
 Departments: Agricultural Economics, Entomology, Horti
 Series: Progress Report (PR series)
 Tags: farm crops, fruits and nuts, research,

1,100 printed copies | 98 pages | - | 4 downloads | PDF: 1,555 kb



HO-39
Reproducing Fruit Trees by Graftage Budding and Grafting
11/1/2005 (minor revision)

 UK Authors: Leonard Stoltz, John Strang
 Departments: Horticulture
 Series: Horticulture (HO series)
 Tags: farm crops, fruits and nuts

web only | 8 pages | - | 35 downloads | PDF: 789 kb



HO-15
Growing Blackberries and Raspberries in Kentucky
11/1/2005 (minor revision)

 UK Authors: Gerald Brown, Terry Jones, Joh
 Departments: County Extension, Horticulture
 Series: Horticulture (HO series)
 Tags: farm crops, fruits and nuts

web only | 12 pages | - | 98 downloads | PDF: 325 kb



HO-60
Growing Highbush Blueberries in Kentucky
3/15/2005 (reprinted)

 UK Authors: John Strang
 Departments: Horticulture
 Series: Horticulture (HO series)
 Tags: farm crops, fruits and nuts

200 printed copies | 12 pages | - | 73 downloads | PDF: 403 kb



PR-504
2004 Fruit and Vegetable Report
12/15/2004 (new)

 UK Authors: Ric Bessin, Shane Bogle, Gerald
 Departments: Agricultural Economics, Entomology, Horti
 Series: Progress Report (PR series)
 Tags: farm crops, fruits and nuts, research,

1,100 printed copies | 74 pages | - | 12 downloads | PDF: 1,899 kb



PR-488
2003 Fruit and Vegetable Report
12/15/2003 (new)

 UK Authors: Ric Bessin, Gerald Brown, Rick
 Departments: Agricultural Economics, County Extension,
 Series: Progress Report (PR series)
 Tags: farm crops, fruits and nuts, research,

1,100 printed copies | - | - | 1 download | HTML: 1 kb



PR-470
2002 Fruit and Vegetable Report
1/3/2003 (new)

 UK Authors: Ric Bessin, Gerald Brown, Davi
 Departments: Agricultural Economics, County Extension,
 Series: Progress Report (PR series)
 Tags: farm crops, fruits and nuts, research,

1,000 printed copies | 65 pages | - | 1 download | PDF: 2,400 kb



PR-452
2001 Fruit and Vegetable Report
1/4/2002 (new)

 UK Authors: Bob Anderson, Ric Bessin, Gera
 Departments: Agricultural Economics, County Extension,
 Series: Progress Report (PR series)
 Tags: farm crops, fruits and nuts, research,

1,100 printed copies | 60 pages | - | 2 downloads | PDF: 437 kb



ID-137
Total Quality Assurance Apple Production: Best Management Practices
5/1/2001 (new)

 UK Authors: Ric Bessin, John Hartman, Joe O
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Entomology, H
 Series: Interdepartmental (ID series)
 Tags: farm crops, fruits and nuts

500 printed copies | 4 pages | - | 33 downloads | PDF: 271 kb



PR-436
Fruit and Vegetable Crops Research Report 2000
12/3/2000 (new)

 UK Authors: Ric Bessin, Gerald Brown, Davi
 Departments: Agricultural Economics, Animal and Food Sciences,
 Series: Progress Report (PR series)
 Tags: farm crops, fruits and nuts, research,

1,100 printed copies | 57 pages | - | 1 download | PDF: 768 kb



ID-126
Growing Grapes in Kentucky
4/30/2000 (reprinted)

 UK Authors: Ric Bessin, Gerald Brown, John
 Departments: County Extension, Entomology, Horticulture,
 Series: Interdepartmental (ID series)
 Tags: farm crops, fruits and nuts

Kentucky has a long record of good grape production. As a home fruit crop or commercial crop, grapes have many benefits. Grapevines are relatively inexpensive and easy to propagate. They reach full bearing potential in four years and bear annually. The many varieties of grapes can be consumed fresh or used to make grape juice, jams, jellies, and wine. Grapes are also easy to manage. Vines are trained on trellises or arbors and easily can be sprayed using small equipment for control of insects and diseases.

3,000 printed copies | 24 pages | - | 73 downloads | PDF: 238 kb



PR-423
Fruit and Vegetable Crop Research Report 1999
12/31/1999 (new)

 UK Authors: Bob Anderson, Doug Archbold,
 Departments: Agricultural Economics, County Extension,
 Series: Progress Report (PR series)
 Tags: farm crops, fruits and nuts, research,

750 printed copies | 43 pages | - | 1 download | PDF: 712 kb



PR-410
Fruit and Vegetable Program: 1998 Research Report
12/1/1998 (new)

 UK Authors: Doug Archbold, Ric Bessin, Ge
 Departments: Agricultural Economics, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering,
 Series: Progress Report (PR series)
 Tags: farm crops, fruits and nuts, research,

The emphases in our research program reflect industry-defined needs, expertise available at UK, and the nature of research projects around the world generating information applicable to Kentucky. Although the purpose of this publication is to report research results, the report also highlights our Extension program and Undergraduate and Graduate degree programs that address the needs of the horticultural industries.

web only | 46 pages | - | 4 downloads | PDF: 335 kb



ID-93
Midwest Tree Fruit Pest Management Handbook
11/1/1998 (new)

 UK Authors: Ric Bessin, Gerald Brown, John
 Departments: County Extension, Entomology, Horticulture
 Series: Interdepartmental (ID series)
 Tags: farm crops, fruits and nuts

5,000 printed copies | - | - | 14 downloads | HTML: 3 kb



ID-107
Understanding Produce Marketing for Kentucky's Direct Markets
8/1/1991 (new)

 UK Authors: Forrest Stegelin, John Strang,
 Departments: Agricultural Communications, Agricultural Economics,
 Series: Interdepartmental (ID series)
 Tags: farm crops, vegetables

2,000 printed copies | - | - | 9 downloads | HTML: 19 kb



ID-106
Promotion and Advertising for Kentucky's Direct Markets
8/1/1991 (new)

 UK Authors: Forrest Stegelin, John Strang,
 Departments: Agricultural Communications, Agricultural Economics,
 Series: Interdepartmental (ID series)
 Tags:

3,000 printed copies | - | - | 7 downloads | HTML: 43 kb