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Beth Wilson


Restoring a Flood-damaged Lawn

3/14/2023 (new)
Authors: Kenneth Clayton, Paul Andrew Rideout, Jason Vaughn, Beth Wilson

Flooding across Kentucky has been an increasing problem in recent years and has caused significant damage to many properties, including home lawns. The deterioration or death of turfgrass is often caused by grass being smothered with silt and sand deposits left from the flood or grass being submerged under water for prolonged periods. Lack of oxygen to the plant can cause death when submerged, and the rate of death is often worse with higher water temperatures. Repairing these areas is important for reducing chances of erosion as well as allowing a return to the regular use of the lawn.

Departments: Extension Field Programs, Henderson County, Plant and Soil Sciences, Pulaski County
Series: Agronomy (AGR series)
Size: 1.19 mb
Pages: 2


Preemergence Herbicides for Kentucky Lawns

2/16/2023 (new)
Authors: Kenneth Clayton, Jason Vaughn, Beth Wilson

Herbicides are used to control unwanted plants in many different locations. Postemergence herbicides are sprayed on actively growing weeds. In turfgrass, several herbicides are used to control weeds before they germinate and begin to grow. These are called "preemergence herbicides" and are commonly sold as "weed preventers." They control germinating weed seeds and subsequent growth. Therefore, to be effective, preemergence herbicides must be present in the upper soil surface before weed seeds germinate.

Departments: Extension Field Programs, Plant and Soil Sciences, Pulaski County
Series: Agronomy (AGR series)
Size: 849 kb
Pages: 2


Simplified Backyard Apple Spray Guides

7/1/2019 (minor revision)
Authors: Ric Bessin, John Strang, Nicole Ward Gauthier, Beth Wilson

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.

Departments: County Extension, Entomology, Horticulture, Plant Pathology, Pulaski County
Series: Tree Fruit Disease: Plant Pathology Factsheet (PPFS-FR-T series)
Size: 626 kb
Pages: 4