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ID-196
UK Ag Equine Programs Calendar, 2019
11/26/2018 (minor revision)

 UK Authors: Shane Bogle, Fernanda Camargo,
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Ballard County,
 Series: Interdepartmental (ID series)
 Tags: horses

The information in this calendar is provided to aid owners in planning for the care and use of their horses. When necessary, information is discussed in the month prior to application to allow horse owners adequate time to plan for activities such as weed control, soil testing, and vaccinations. Contact your local veterinarian for health-related issues and your county extension agent for further information.

2,400 printed copies | 32 pages | 5,598 words | - | PDF: 12,000 kb



PPFS-GEN-1
Crown Gall
10/1/2018 (major revision)

 UK Authors: David Embry, Nicole Ward Gauthier
 Departments: County Extension, Plant Pathology
 Series: General Plant Disease: Plant Pathology Factsheet (PPFS-GEN series)
 Tags: plant diseases

Crown gall can affect a wide range of crops, including woody ornamentals, tree fruits and small fruits. Some vegetable and herbaceous ornamentals are also susceptible but these crops are less commonly affected.

web only | 5 pages | 750 words | - | PDF: 1,044 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



PPA-46
Plant Diseases: Kentucky Master Gardener Manual Chapter 6
3/2/2016 (major revision)

 UK Authors: Kelly Jackson, Kimberly Leonberger,
 Departments: County Extension, Plant Pathology
 Series: Plant Pathology (PPA series)
 Tags: plant diseases

Anyone who has ever planted a garden knows not only the rewards of beautiful flowers, fruit, and/or vegetables, but also the disappointment when plants become diseased or damaged. Many factors cause plants to exhibit poor vigor, changes in appearance, or even death. This chapter focuses on those living organisms that cause disease: fungi, water molds, bacteria, viruses, nematodes, phytoplasmas, and parasitic plants.

web only | 24 pages | 5,749 words | 44 downloads | PDF: 5,000 kb



PPFS-OR-W-4
"Wet Feet" of Ornamentals
11/1/2015 (new)

 UK Authors: Brad Lee, Tracey Parriman,
 Departments: County Extension, Plant and Soil Sciences,
 Series: Woody Ornamental Disease: Plant Pathology Factsheet (PPFS-OR-W series)
 Tags: plant diseases

"Wet feet" is the common term for a condition that affects plant species intolerant of wet growing conditions. This problem occurs when soils become saturated with water, which, in turn, displaces available oxygen. Roots require oxygen to function; when oxygen is deficient, roots suffocate. Once root damage occurs, plants decline and may eventually die. While "wet feet" is an abiotic disorder and is not caused by infectious organisms, declining root health and wet soil conditions can inhibit the ability of some plants to thrive. This also provides ideal conditions for many root and collar rot water mold pathogens, such as Phytophthora and Pythium.

web only | 4 pages | 1,199 words | 9 downloads | PDF: 1,362 kb



PR-691
2015 Kentucky Silage Hybrid Performance Test
10/29/2015 (new)

 UK Authors: David Appelman, Rickey Arnett,
 Departments: County Extension, Plant and Soil Sciences
 Series: Progress Report (PR series)
 Tags: research, variety trials

Hybrids were evaluated for silage performance on cooperating farms. Representatives from seed companies submitted hybrids of their choosing. University of Kentucky personnel or third-party contractors planted the hybrid seeds. Farmers applied the soil fertility and pest management. University of Kentucky personnel harvested, weighed, chopped, and packaged corn for quality analysis. University personnel conducted the statistical analyses and final reporting of hybrid performance.

web only | 4 pages | 1,282 words | 19 downloads | PDF: 271 kb



FCS3-590
Seafood: Are You Reeling in the Benefits?
7/17/2015 (new)

 UK Authors: Ingrid Adams, Nellie Buchannan,
 Departments: Family and Consumer Sciences
 Series: Food and Nutrition (FCS3 series)
 Tags:

Seafood is an important part of a balanced diet because it contains high-quality protein and good fats called omega-3 fatty acids and other nutrients. However, many of us do not include enough seafood in our diets to get the full range of benefits. This publication explains the benefits of adding more seafood to your diet.

web only | 3 pages | 1,162 words | 36 downloads | PDF: 1,333 kb



PPFS-OR-H-10
Garden Mum Production: Diseases and Nutritional Disorders
5/1/2015 (new)

 UK Authors: Ray Tackett, Nicole Ward Gauthier
 Departments: County Extension, Plant Pathology
 Series: Ornamental Plant Disease: Plant Pathology Factsheet (PPFS-OR-H series)
 Tags: plant diseases

Many Kentucky vegetable and greenhouse producers are beginning to include fall chrysanthemum production in their operations. Garden mums are usually planted in June and sold in September when fall color is in demand. Production can vary in size; small scale growers may produce as few as 200 plants per season. Size of the operation influences cultural practices, as well as initial investments in important practices (e.g., surface drainage, pre-plant fungicide dips, and pre-emergent herbicides); all of which can impact disease management.

web only | 7 pages | 461 words | 1 download | PDF: 1,803 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-89
How Dry Seasons Affect Landscape Plants
7/1/2014 (major revision)

 UK Authors: Susan Fox, Nicole Ward Gauthier,
 Departments: County Extension, Plant Pathology
 Series: Interdepartmental (ID series)
 Tags:

Pattern, frequency, and amounts of rainfall are important components to plant health. Water is an essential plant component, making up 70 percent to 90 percent of plant mass. During dry seasons and drought conditions, plants become stressed. Growth ceases, nutrient transport slows, and plants wilt as cells become water-deficient. Severe, long-term, or consecutive drought events may cause permanent damage.

web only | 7 pages | 2,439 words | 31 downloads | PDF: 6,000 kb



ID-50
Shade Tree Decline and Related Problems
7/1/2014 (major revision)

 UK Authors: Jamie Dockery, Kristin Goodin,
 Departments: County Extension, Horticulture, Plant Path
 Series: Interdepartmental (ID series)
 Tags:

Woody plant stress has many causes that might ultimately lead to plant decline. Tree and shrub degeneration is often referred to as a "complex," meaning the condition is usually caused by multiple factors. Typically, one or more primary stresses cause deterioration of plant health, followed by secondary pathogens and/or insects that further decline or destroy plants. Determining causes of decline requires careful examination of plants and growing sites, as well as knowledge of site history. Nevertheless, diagnoses may be difficult, as the original cause(s) of plant stress may be obscure or no longer present. Some of the most common plant stresses are addressed in this publication. A wider range of possible causes of plant stress and decline should be considered during evaluation of woody plant material.

web only | 11 pages | 4,025 words | 57 downloads | PDF: 9,000 kb



PPFS-OR-W-19
Transplant Shock: Disease or Cultural Problem?
5/1/2014 (new)

 UK Authors: Cheryl Kaiser, Mike Klahr,
 Departments: County Extension, Plant Pathology
 Series: Woody Ornamental Disease: Plant Pathology Factsheet (PPFS-OR-W series)
 Tags: plant diseases

When trees and shrubs are moved from one growing site to another (e.g. from nursery to landscape), they endure stress. If care is taken to minimize stress through proper transplanting techniques and maintenance, plants are likely to recover rapidly and become well-established in their new sites. Unfortunately, the opposite usually occurs.

web only | 10 pages | 706 words | 7 downloads | PDF: 2,476 kb



CLD2-4-ANR
Generating Members, Volunteers and Leaders in Community Organizations: Grow Your Group by Building Its Membership: ANR Facilitator's Guide
4/3/2014 (new)

 UK Authors: Ray Tackett
 Departments: Community and Leadership Development, County Extension
 Series: Developing Organizational Leadership (CLD2 series)
 Tags:

Successful organizations consist of members, volunteers and leaders who engage creative talents and interests to better serve the community. To effectively address community issues, the organization must assess its participant needs with specific roles and responsibilities necessary to take action.

web only | 12 pages | 3,091 words | 16 downloads | PDF: 496 kb



PPFS-VG-11-QF
Bacterial Wilt of Cucurbits Quick Facts
4/1/2014 (new)

 UK Authors: Ric Bessin, Steve Osborne, K
 Departments: County Extension, Entomology, Plant Patholog
 Series: Vegetable Disease: Plant Pathology Factsheet (PPFS-VG series)
 Tags: farm crops, plant diseases, vegetables

Highlights from the publication Bacterial Wilt of Cucurbits, PPFS-VG-11.

web only | 2 pages | 300 words | 3 downloads | PDF: 786 kb



HENV-206
Understanding and Protecting Kentucky's Watersheds
11/8/2013 (new)

 UK Authors: Jenny Cocanougher, Amanda A. Gumbert,
 Departments: Agriculture and Natural Resources, County Extension
 Series: Home and Environment (HENV series)
 Tags:

Regardless of where you are, you are always in a watershed. A watershed is any area of land that drains water to a single water body such as a stream or lake.

web only | 3 pages | 6,687 words | 99 downloads | PDF: 2,511 kb



PPFS-GEN-5
Fruit, Orchard, and Vineyard Sanitation
8/1/2013 (new)

 UK Authors: David Koester, Faye Tewksbury,
 Departments: County Extension, Plant Pathology
 Series: General Plant Disease: Plant Pathology Factsheet (PPFS-GEN series)
 Tags: farm crops, fruits and nuts, plant diseases

Diseases can become a significant problem in commercial and home fruit plantings, resulting in premature leaf drop, fruit decay, dieback, decline, and even plant death. When diseases do occur, it is often presumed that fungicides are the most important and effective disease management tools available. However, a good sanitation program can help reduce the need for chemical controls and can improve the effectiveness of other practices for managing disease. This often-overlooked disease management tool reduces pathogen numbers and eliminates infective propagules that cause disease.

web only | 3 pages | 919 words | 3 downloads | PDF: 723 kb



CLD1-9-ANR
The Influence of Personal Characteristics: Personality, Culture and Environment: ANR Facilitator's Guide
7/10/2013 (new)

 UK Authors: David Embry
 Departments: Community and Leadership Development, County Extension
 Series: Developing Personal Leadership (CLD1 series)
 Tags:

To grow as an effective leader you must understand yourself as well as the differences of personal characteristics in others.

web only | 5 pages | 2,410 words | 27 downloads | PDF: 347 kb



CLD1-7-ANR
Understanding and Dealing with Conflict: ANR Facilitator's Guide
7/10/2013 (new)

 UK Authors: Jeff Smith
 Departments: Community and Leadership Development, County Extension
 Series: Developing Personal Leadership (CLD1 series)
 Tags:

Successful conflict resolution relies on understanding how to utilize the correct conflict response for each circumstance and the removal of barriers to effectiveness.

web only | 3 pages | 1,143 words | 20 downloads | PDF: 383 kb



CLD1-6-ANR
Significant Leadership Characteristics: ANR Facilitator's Guide
7/10/2013 (new)

 UK Authors: David Embry
 Departments: Community and Leadership Development, County Extension
 Series: Developing Personal Leadership (CLD1 series)
 Tags:

Everyone has the opportunity to be a leader at some time, so it is important that every person have a strong understanding of what leadership is, what effective leadership looks like and how it can vary between individuals.

web only | 6 pages | 1,920 words | 18 downloads | PDF: 317 kb



CLD1-1-ANR
The Power of Motivation: ANR Facilitator's Guide
7/31/2012 (new)

 UK Authors: Chuck Stamper, Kathy Wimberly
 Departments: Community and Leadership Development, County Extension
 Series: Developing Personal Leadership (CLD1 series)
 Tags:

Motivation, as a concept, explains why people think and behave the way they do. To achieve personal or organizational success one must recognize key concepts that motivate behavior to meet needs and desires.

web only | 8 pages | 2,454 words | 2 downloads | PDF: 423 kb



CLD1-4-ANR
Influencing Others with the Stories You Tell: ANR Facilitator's Guide
7/27/2012 (new)

 UK Authors: Chuck Stamper, Kim Strohmeier
 Departments: Community and Leadership Development, County Extension
 Series: Developing Personal Leadership (CLD1 series)
 Tags:

Stories can be used to train, mentor and coach others. Stories of how others have dealt with change can be useful to agricultural organizations managing their own change or communicating complex facts or basic truths.

web only | 5 pages | 2,690 words | 3 downloads | PDF: 361 kb



CLD1-3-ANR
Communications Essentials for Good Impressions: ANR Facilitator's Guide
7/27/2012 (new)

 UK Authors: Chuck Stamper, Kim Strohmeier
 Departments: Community and Leadership Development, County Extension
 Series: Developing Personal Leadership (CLD1 series)
 Tags:

A person will not be able to do what's needed in an organization--fulfilling a vision, carrying out goals, delegating responsibilities, and managing the day-to-day functions--without effective communications with farmers and other stakeholders.

web only | 3 pages | 1,609 words | 2 downloads | PDF: 320 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 | - | 36 downloads | PDF: 1,200 kb



ENRI-205
Cleaning and Disinfecting a Cistern
11/1/2005 (minor revision)

 UK Authors: Jenny Cocanougher, Linda Heaton,
 Departments: County Extension, Family and Consumer Sciences
 Series: Environmental and Natural Resource Issues (ENRI series)
 Tags:

web only | 2 pages | - | 6 downloads | PDF: 153 kb



ENRI-204
Choosing Cistern Material and Location
11/1/2005 (minor revision)

 UK Authors: Jenny Cocanougher, Linda Heaton,
 Departments: County Extension, Family and Consumer Sciences
 Series: Environmental and Natural Resource Issues (ENRI series)
 Tags:

web only | 2 pages | - | 4 downloads | PDF: 92 kb



ENRI-203
Basic Needs for a Cistern Water System
11/1/2005 (minor revision)

 UK Authors: Jenny Cocanougher, Linda Heaton,
 Departments: County Extension, Family and Consumer Sciences
 Series: Environmental and Natural Resource Issues (ENRI series)
 Tags:

web only | 2 pages | - | 8 downloads | PDF: 161 kb



ID-155
Grain Farming Primer for Landowners
4/30/2005 (new)

 UK Authors: Rodney Grusy, Steve Isaacs, Chad
 Departments: Agricultural Economics, County Extension,
 Series: Interdepartmental (ID series)
 Tags: farm crops, grain crops, small grains

2,000 printed copies | 6 pages | - | 11 downloads | PDF: 158 kb



AGR-179
Annual Ryegrass
9/15/2003 (new)

 UK Authors: Mike Collins, Dan Grigson, J
 Departments: Plant and Soil Sciences
 Series: Agronomy (AGR series)
 Tags: cover and forage crops, farm crops, grasses

2,000 printed copies | 2 pages | - | 39 downloads | PDF: 97 kb



PA-2
Guidelines for Adopting Precision Agricultural Practices
5/15/2001 (new)

 UK Authors: Carl Dillon, Greg Henson, Tom M
 Departments: Agricultural Economics, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering,
 Series: Precision Agriculture (PA series)
 Tags:

1,500 printed copies | 4 pages | - | 19 downloads | PDF: 85 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



IP-57
Potential for Livestock and Poultry Manure to Provide the Nutrients Removed by Crops and Forages in Kentucky
9/8/1999 (new)

 UK Authors: Les Anderson, Jenny Cocanougher,
 Departments: Agricultural Economics, Agriculture and Natural Resources,
 Series: Interprogram (IP series)
 Tags: nutrition and health

3,500 printed copies | 6 pages | - | 46 downloads | PDF: 641 kb



IP-56
Assessment of the Potential for Livestock and Poultry Manure to Provide the Nutrients Removed by Crops and Forages in Kentucky
9/1/1999 (new)

 UK Authors: Les Anderson, Jenny Cocanougher,
 Departments: Agricultural Economics, Agriculture and Natural Resources,
 Series: Interprogram (IP series)
 Tags: nutrition and health

1,000 printed copies | 18 pages | - | 25 downloads | PDF: 794 kb



IP-3
Testing Private Water Sources
9/1/1997 (new)

 UK Authors: Jenny Cocanougher, Linda Heaton,
 Departments: Agriculture and Natural Resources, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineer
 Series: Interprogram (IP series)
 Tags:

5,000 printed copies | 8 pages | - | 19 downloads | PDF: 35 kb