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College publications are given 2-part "pub numbers" that are used to identify them. The first part (the prefix) is a set of letters that indicates which series the document belongs to. A series is a grouping of documents that share similar content.

The second part of the pub number is just a sequential number.

Series: Special Report



SR-111
Economic Analysis of the University of Kentucky Community Supported Agriculture Organic Vegetable Production System
7/12/2017 (new)

 UK Authors: Ric Bessin, Carl Dillon, Ti
 Departments: Agricultural Economics, Entomology, Horti
 Series: Special Report (SR series)
 Tags: farm crops, organic production, research,

Farms marketing through a vegetable CSA are complex businesses facing many operational and economic challenges. To be economically viable, CSA farms must achieve the appropriate match of crops, equipment, and labor with farm size and number of CSA members. A diverse array of vegetable crops are typically grown with unique requirements for crop production, pest management, harvest, and post-harvest handling. An extensive suite of skills, tools, and equipment are required to produce these crops efficiently, and mechanization becomes critical as the number of acres in production increases.

200 printed copies | 28 pages | 8,907 words | 21 downloads | PDF: 6,500 kb



SR-110
Etymology of the Scientific Names of Some Endoparasites of Horses
10/29/2015 (new)

 UK Authors: Gene Lyons
 Departments: Veterinary Science
 Series: Special Report (SR series)
 Tags: horses, nutrition and health

The use of only common names for parasites can be confusing because of lack of uniformity. Fortunately a huge contribution for science was made by the Swedish botanist Carolus Linnaeus who is considered the father of taxonomy. English translation of the scientific names here are mainly from "dictionary" sources. A few are from the original descriptions. More than one possible meaning is listed for some of the scientific names.

25 printed copies | 4 pages | 1,500 words | 16 downloads | PDF: 114 kb



SR-109
Strongyles in Horses
7/24/2015 (new)

 UK Authors: Gene Lyons, Sharon Tolliver
 Departments: Veterinary Science
 Series: Special Report (SR series)
 Tags: horses, nutrition and health

Parasites live in a host from which they obtain food and protection. They may harm but usually do not benefit the host. The word "parasite" is derived from the Latin and Greek languages meaning, in general, "one who eats at the table of another." It is said that a "good" parasite does not overtly harm or kill its host. It is theoretically possible that a more benign parasite (e.g. Gasterophilus spp.) is much "older in eons of time" and it and its host have adjusted better to each other than a conceivably "newer" parasite (e.g. Strongylus spp.) which may be more harmful to its host.

40 printed copies | 8 pages | 2,655 words | 38 downloads | PDF: 2,600 kb



SR-108
Grasshoppers Distribution: Lessons Learned and Lasting Legacy
1/28/2015 (new)

 UK Authors: Lilian Brislen, Lee Meyer, Tim W
 Departments: Agricultural Economics
 Series: Special Report (SR series)
 Tags:

Grasshoppers Distribution was a food hub in Louisville, Kentucky, that opened for business in 2007. The enterprise was launched by four producers who saw a need for agricultural diversification in a post-tobacco era and burgeoning opportunity in regional and sustainable food markets. This paper examines the story behind the evolution of the business and points to lessons that may be learned by others involved with similar efforts.

100 printed copies | 28 pages | 16,759 words | 17 downloads | PDF: 1,881 kb



SR-105
2012 Beef Research and Extension Report
1/7/2014 (new)

 UK Authors: Glen Aiken, Les Anderson, Dar
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Plant and Soil Sciences,
 Series: Special Report (SR series)
 Tags:

The intent of this report is to provide highlights of our research and extension activities. We have a vested interest in the beef industry in the state and nation, and hope this report provides a window into our programs. We believe that after viewing this report, a greater appreciation will be garnered with respect to our involvement in the multiple fields of study related to beef production. The faculty, staff and student activities are advancing our understanding of basic science principles of livestock production as well as applied research that producers and the industry can benefit from immediately, as well as in the future. Extension educational programs, on-farm demonstrations, and other activities aid in transferring this knowledge to producers, allowing for increased awareness and adoption of management change.

web only | 40 pages | 13,658 words | 30 downloads | PDF: 975 kb



SR-107
Sensor Technology for Variable Rate Nitrogen Applications on Wheat in Kentucky: Recommendations and Verification
10/28/2013 (new)

 UK Authors: Dottie Call, John James, Lloyd
 Departments: Plant and Soil Sciences
 Series: Special Report (SR series)
 Tags: farm crops, grain crops, small grains

Nitrogen (N) applications on wheat using sensor-based technology can improve both N use efficiency and yields.

500 printed copies | 6 pages | 2,728 words | 17 downloads | PDF: 812 kb



SR-106
Review of Life Cycles of Some Parasitic Nematodes in Mammals
10/28/2013 (new)

 UK Authors: Gene Lyons
 Departments: Veterinary Science
 Series: Special Report (SR series)
 Tags: nutrition and health

Most internal parasites of vertebrates require stages outside the host for development and transmission. Some life cycles are simple and straightforward. Others may have one or more intermediate or paritenic hosts. Knowledge of life cycles of parasites first of all is of great scientific interest. Secondly, life cycles are of great importance in controlling parasites. The object of this presentation is to review life cycles of some mammalian parasitic nematode species in research in association with the University of Kentucky.

100 printed copies | 8 pages | 4,600 words | 41 downloads | PDF: 1,000 kb



SR-2000-1
A Practical Method of Identification of the North American Cyathostomes (Small Strongyles) in Equids in Kentucky
5/3/2012 (major revision)

 UK Authors: Sharon Tolliver
 Departments: Veterinary Science
 Series: Special Report (SR series)
 Tags: nutrition and health

Now that veterinarians and researchers are beginning to accept the pathological consequences that can be caused by cyathostomes (small strongyles), more and more researchers want to learn to identify them. Fortunately, for those just learning, the reality is that they will probably see fewer than one-third of the 33 species. Additionally, these species are the most prevalent and in the greatest numbers; consequently, they are the most dangerous to equids. Once a person is familiar with these, a rare species will "stick out like a sore thumb." The fact that a species is so different will be noted and its characteristics easily remembered.

100 printed copies | 44 pages | 10,187 words | 16 downloads | HTML: 3 kb



SR-104
2010 Research and Extension Beef Report
3/11/2011 (new)

 UK Authors: Les Anderson, Darrh Bullock,
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Plant and Soil Sciences,
 Series: Special Report (SR series)
 Tags:

The 2010 Research and Extension Beef Report highlights advances in understanding of basic scientific principles of livestock production as well as applied research from which producers and the industry can benefit. Extension educational programs, on-farm demonstrations, and other activities help transfer this knowledge to producers so they can adopt of management changes as appropriate.

web only | 89 pages | 56,665 words | 33 downloads | PDF: 2,100 kb



SR-103
A Field Guide to the Slugs of Kentucky
11/11/2010 (new)

 UK Authors: James Harwood, Anna Thomas
 Departments: Entomology
 Series: Special Report (SR series)
 Tags:

Slugs are well-known agricultural pests throughout the world and attack a wide range of agricultural and horticultural crops. Important commodities grown throughout Kentucky have been reported as food resources for many invasive species known to occur within the state. Therefore, economic losses are likely to increase in future years because of changing agricultural production practices and more favorable climatic conditions.

350 printed copies | 36 pages | - | 3 downloads | PDF: 865 kb



SR-102
Some Historic Aspects of Small Strongyles and Ascarids in Equids Featuring Drug-Resistance with Notes on Ovids: Emphasis on Research at the Unversity of Kentucky
3/13/2009 (new)

 UK Authors: Gene Lyons, Sharon Tolliver
 Departments: Veterinary Science
 Series: Special Report (SR series)
 Tags: nutrition and health

The present bulletin focuses mainly on drug-resistant species (small strongyles and ascarids) of internal parasites of the horse with emphasis on historic research. Some discussion is presented also of research at UK on the sheep "barber pole" stomach worm (Haemonchus contortus) which has a historic role in drug resistance.

500 printed copies | 12 pages | - | 23 downloads | PDF: 249 kb



SR-101
Descriptions and Reference Laboratory Characterization Data for Some Soils in Kentucky
1/30/2006 (new)

 UK Authors: A.D. Karathanasis
 Departments: Plant and Soil Sciences
 Series: Special Report (SR series)
 Tags: soil and land

50 printed copies | 94 pages | - | 7 downloads | PDF: 1,150 kb



SR-100
Descriptions and Complete Laboratory Characterization Data for Some Soils in Kentucky
1/30/2006 (new)

 UK Authors: A.D. Karathanasis
 Departments: Plant and Soil Sciences
 Series: Special Report (SR series)
 Tags: soil and land

50 printed copies | 106 pages | - | 7 downloads | PDF: 1,300 kb



SR-2004-2
2003 Research and Extension Beef Report
6/1/2004 (new)

 UK Authors: Jim Akers, Les Anderson, Darrh
 Departments: Agricultural Economics, Agriculture and Natural Resources,
 Series: Special Report (SR series)
 Tags:

500 printed copies | 43 pages | - | 21 downloads | PDF: 481 kb



SR-2003-1
Proceedings, First Workshop on Mare Reproductive Loss Syndrome
4/28/2003 (new)

 UK Authors: David Powell
 Departments: Veterinary Science
 Series: Special Report (SR series)
 Tags: nutrition and health

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



SR-98-1
Pesticide Use on Rights-of-Way in Kentucky
6/1/1998 (new)

 UK Authors: Monte Johnson
 Departments: Entomology
 Series: Special Report (SR series)
 Tags:

500 printed copies | 22 pages | - | 2 downloads | PDF: 306 kb



SR-97-1
Nursery and Landscape Program: 1997 Research Report
1/1/1998 (new)

 UK Authors: Dewayne Ingram
 Departments: Horticulture
 Series: Special Report (SR series)
 Tags:

1,500 printed copies | 40 pages | - | 6 downloads | PDF: 463 kb



SR-96-1
Nursery and Landscape Program: 1996 Research Report
1/1/1997 (new)

 UK Authors: Dewayne Ingram
 Departments: Horticulture
 Series: Special Report (SR series)
 Tags:

1,500 printed copies | 48 pages | - | 8 downloads | PDF: 518 kb