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Fire Blight (PPFS-FR-T-12)

Fire blight is a highly destructive disease of apple and pear that can occur in commercial orchards and residential plantings. Many landscape trees and shrubs in the rose family are also susceptible to this disease. Under favorable environmental conditions, fire

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Backyard Apple Disease and Pest Management Using Cultural Practices (PPFS-FR-T-21)

Backyard apple production requires a proactive approach to disease, insect, and weed management. Preventative management practices can help minimize pesticide use in home orchard settings.  This publication presents recommended cultural practices, along with chemical management strategies, for each apple growth

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2018 Fungicide Guide for Burley and Dark Tobacco (PPFS-AG-T-08)

The 2018 Fungicide Guide for Burley and Dark Tobacco is now available. This guide lists the products labeled for managing tobacco diseases in Kentucky for both transplant float bed and field production.  Included in tables, along with target diseases, are

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Home Vegetable Gardening in Kentucky (ID-128)

A new, updated version of Home Vegetable Gardening in Kentucky (ID-128) has recently been released.  A “must have” for all residential gardeners, this publication is packed with information starting with planning a vegetable garden and ending with harvest and storage.

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Considerations for Diagnosis of Ornamentals in the Landscape (PPFS-GEN-15)

Diagnosing landscape plant problems can be challenging. However, an assessment of the entire growing site may aid in the diagnostic process. This publication was designed to provide a starting point for determining possible causes behind various plant problems.  The step-by-step

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Collar Rot in the Tobacco Float System (PPFS-AG-T-03)

Collar rot can be found in tobacco float beds each year in Kentucky, causing a great deal of concern when it makes its appearance. Severe losses to this disease tend to be rare but can occur if care is not

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Managing Rhizoctonia Damping-off & Target Spot in the Float System (PPFS-AG-T-02)

Rhizoctonia damping-off and target spot occur each year in Kentucky tobacco transplant production. Once considered minor problems in float beds, both have increased steadily in importance in recent years, causing significant damage to seedlings. Sound management practices and early recognition

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