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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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Diplodia Tip Blight of Pine (PPFS-OR-W-21)

Diplodia tip blight is a serious disease of landscape pines in Kentucky, resulting in needle death and dieback. Austrian (Pinus nigra), Scots (P. sylvestris), and Mugo (P. mugo) pines are most commonly affected.  As branch dieback progresses upward in diseased pines, trees

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Verticillium Wilt of Woody Plants (PPFS-OR-W-18)

Verticillium wilt is a soil-borne fungal disease that can affect a wide range of ornamental trees and shrubs, as well as a number of tree fruits and woody small fruits. Over 400 woody and herbaceous plant species have been reported

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An IPM Scouting Guide for Common Problems in Brambles in Kentucky (ID-251)

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 blackberry

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Corn—Diplodia Leaf Streak (PPFS-AG-C-08)

Diplodia leaf streak is a corn disease that has become more prevalent in Kentucky in recent years. It is commonly observed in fields in western Kentucky. This publication describes the symptoms and cause of disease, conditions that favor disease development,

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Garden Mum Production: Diseases and Nutritional Disorders (PPFS-OR-H-02)

Many Kentucky vegetable and greenhouse producers are including fall chrysanthemum production in their operations. Garden mums are usually planted in June and sold in September when fall color is in demand. Unfortunately, diseases and nutritional disorders can cut into producer

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