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After Your Ash Has Died: Making an Informed Decision on What to Replant
12/22/2016 (new)

Unfortunately the emerald ash borer is only the latest in a series of invasive pests that have recently decimated our trees. Here, we provide basic information on the death of our ash trees and what types of species are less likely to be impacted by invasive insects and diseases in the future. | ID-241
web only | 5 pages | 4,224 words | 41 downloads | PDF: 247 kb


Burley and Dark Tobacco Production Guide, 2017-2018
12/13/2016 (minor revision)

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. | ID-160
9,000 printed copies | 76 pages | 65,319 words | 169 downloads | PDF: 3,714 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


What's Wrong with My Taxus?
6/5/2013 (major revision)

Taxus (yew) is an evergreen shrub commonly found in Kentucky landscapes. Numerous conditions can cause these shrubs to exhibit yellowing and browning symptoms. While diseases and insect pests can result in damage, Taxus troubles are often the result of adverse growing conditions. Pinpointing the specific cause requires a thorough examination of the affected shrub, an investigation of the surrounding area, and knowledge of possible stress factors. | ID-52
web only | 4 pages | 2,010 words | 35 downloads | PDF: 2,300 kb


Roses
3/27/2012 (major revision)

Roses have many landscape uses. They can be placed as accent plants or used to form hedges or ground covers. They offer a rainbow of colors and a variety of forms and fragrances, and their sizes range from miniatures to tall climbing plants. Roses may be grown under many climatic and soil conditions and, with care, thrive and produce flowers for many years. | ID-118
2,000 printed copies | 16 pages | 7,927 words | 70 downloads | PDF: 3,331 kb


Pesticides and Pesticide Safety: Kentucky Master Gardener Manual Chapter 10
10/12/2011 (new)

"Pest" is not a biological term for an organism's environmental role as are the words plant, herbivore, predator, and scavenger. It is a term for an organism that is either causing damage or is somewhere where it's not wanted. Pests can include plants, insects and their relatives, and microorganisms that cause plant diseases. Often, pests are a problem because we use cultural practices or create conditions favoring organisms that they feed on, compete with, or infect the desirable species. | ENT-70
web only | 10 pages | 5,153 words | 22 downloads | PDF: 530 kb


Insects: Kentucky Master Gardener Manual Chapter 8
10/12/2011 (new)

Insects, spiders, mites, etc. are among the oldest and most numerous animals on Earth. Some species, like the house fly, occur in every county of the state, while others live in very specific areas, such as a western Kentucky wetland or an eastern Kentucky mountain meadow. Like it or not, insects have a major impact on our lives, health, and environment. Learning more about them can increase your enjoyment of nature and help you to manage problem species more effectively. | ENT-68
web only | 12 pages | 5,421 words | 23 downloads | PDF: 1,800 kb


Diagnosing Plant Problems: Kentucky Master Gardener Manual Chapter 7
10/12/2011 (new)

To determine what factors have damaged a plant, you'll need to systematically and carefully observe the plant, its environment, and other plants in the area, then put all the pieces together to reconstruct the event(s) that produced the damage. You must make an accurate diagnosis before taking corrective action. Even if no corrective measures are available, it is good to know what the problem is and what its future development might be. | ID-194
web only | 32 pages | 14,578 words | 22 downloads | PDF: 1,200 kb


Periodical Cicadas in Kentucky
12/30/2003 (minor revision)

| ENT-52
3,000 printed copies | 4 pages | - | 10 downloads | PDF: 212 kb


4-H Entomology Project: Unit 1
12/20/2002 (reprinted)

| 4DC-01PA
1,200 printed copies | 20 pages | - | 72 downloads | PDF: 501 kb


Training Manual for Ornamental and Turf Pest Control
10/22/2001 (reprinted)

| PAT-1-3
2,000 printed copies | 24 pages | - | 4 downloads | PDF: 933 kb


Applicator Training Manual for Right of Way Vegetation Management
7/30/2001 (minor revision)

| PAT-1-6
1,000 printed copies | 14 pages | - | 4 downloads | PDF: 530 kb


Asian Lady Beetle Infestation of Structures
3/20/2001 (reprinted)

| ENT-64
2,000 printed copies | 4 pages | - | 14 downloads | PDF: 247 kb


Understanding Pesticide Labels and Labeling
4/30/1999 (reprinted)

| ID-100
5,000 printed copies | 4 pages | - | 5 downloads | PDF: 705 kb


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

| ID-132
web only | 8 pages | - | 8 downloads | PDF: 445 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


Greenhouse Insect Management
6/15/1995 (reprinted)

| ENT-60
1,000 printed copies | 6 pages | - | 19 downloads | PDF: 123 kb


Greenhouse Pesticides and Pesticide Safety
4/1/1995 (reprinted)

| PAT-4
1,000 printed copies | 10 pages | - | 5 downloads | PDF: 111 kb