Assessing and Utilizing UK Extension Resources for Commercial Fruit Production

The University of Kentucky Extension team has put together numerous resources for commercial fruit growers regarding production and pest management. However, many growers are not aware of the wide range of publications, newsletters, websites, and other resources that are available to them. The following details the resources provided by University of Kentucky IPM Fruit Workers.

College of Agriculture publications website

Departmental Sites (publications, fact sheets, videos)


Email Alerts (listserv)

Apps & Models

Social Media



  • KY Plant Disease – @KYPlantDisease
  • KY Fruit & Veg Extension – @KYFruit_VegExtn
  • UK Extension – @UKExtension
  • UK Ag Weather Center – @UKAGweather
  • Southern IPM Center – @southernipm

Lab Services

  • Plant Disease Diagnostic Laboratory (free) – submit samples through county Extension office
  • Soil Testing (fees vary) submit through county Extension office
  • Food Systems

County Agents

By Nicole Gauthier, Plant Pathology Extension Specialist, and Kim Leonberger, Plant Pathology Extension Associate

Posted in Fruit
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