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Black Rot of Crucifers (PPFS-VG-01)

Black rot is a common and destructive disease that affects plants in the crucifer family (cole crops) at any growth stage. Black rot has also been referred to as bacterial blight, black stem, black vein, stem rot, or stump rot.

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When White Pines Turn Brown…Common Problems of White Pines in Kentucky (PPFS-OR-W-22)

Eastern white pine (Pinus strobus) is a popular conifer in many Kentucky landscapes; however, this species is subject to browning as a result of various environmental and disease problems. In Kentucky, brown needles on white pine are often caused by

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Managing Diseases with Proper Sanitation When diseases occur in commercial or residential plantings, 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

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A Profile of Commercial Apple Production in Kentucky

Apple production in Kentucky is small, from less than 1 acre to just over 40 acres, yet profitable. Cash value of Kentucky apple production is valued at $24.4 million to $40.6 million per year. Apple orchards are distributed throughout Kentucky,

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Twig Blights of Juniper (PPFS-OR-W-11)

Twig and branch dieback is a common sight in many juniper plantings in Kentucky. While other factors can cause these general symptoms, two fungal diseases are frequently responsible for the dieback. These fungi (Phomopsis juniperovora and Kabatina juniperi) attack several

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Crown Gall (PPFS-GEN-01)

Crown gall can affect a wide range of crops, including woody ornamentals, tree fruits, and small fruits.  Plants in commercial and residential plantings, such as landscapes, nurseries, orchards, and vineyards, can suffer losses from this bacterial disease. This recently released

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An IPM Scouting Guide for Common Problems of Strawberry in Kentucky (ID-238)  

Scouting and monitoring crops to determine potential problems before they result in serious economic loss is key to the Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach. This IPM guide was designed to aid in the identification of common problems encountered in strawberry

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