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Homeowner’s Guide to Fungicides (PPFS-GEN-07)

Diseases in home gardens, orchards, and landscapes do not always cause total losses, but they can be serious problems if left unmanaged. As a rule, chemicals are not recommended as the only means of disease control for homeowners. Cultural practices

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“Wet Feet” of Ornamentals (PPFS-OR-W-04)

“Wet feet” is the common term for a condition that affects plant species intolerant of wet growing conditions.  This problem occurs when soils become saturated with water for prolonged periods, injuring roots.  Once root damage occurs, plants decline and may

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Black Knot (PPFS-FR-T-04)

Black knot disease is aptly named for the conspicuous black knotty growths that form on infected branches.  This is a common, often serious, disease of plums and cherries in Kentucky.  Ornamental Prunus species, as well as wild plums and cherries,

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Grain and Silage Sampling and Mycotoxin Testing (CPN-2003B)

If corn ear rot diseases have been a problem in a field, it is important to test the harvested grain for mycotoxins.  Obtaining a representative sample for mycotoxin testing is critical to obtaining accurate results.  It is also import to

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Canker Sampling of Trees and Woody Ornamentals (PPFS-OR-W-27)

Cankers form on trees and other woody plants as the result of infection by fungal or bacterial pathogens.  Dieback, decline, structural failure, or plant death can result.  Plants stressed by poor planting practices, improper maintenance, extreme weather, insect damage, mechanical

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Disease and Insect Control Programs for Homegrown Fruit in Kentucky (ID-21)

Many homeowners in Kentucky grow a variety of fruit in their garden. One distinct advantage homeowners have over commercial growers is the diverse ecosystem of the home landscape, which often reduces the populations of insect and disease organisms and limits

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Midwest Fruit Pest Management Guide 2019-2020 (ID-232)

The Midwest Fruit Pest Management Guide was developed by the Midwest Fruit Workers Group, which includes University of Kentucky Extension specialists, as well as specialists from twelve other universities. This publication was recently revised for 2019-2020 to keep up with

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