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Target Spot & Frogeye Leaf Spot of Field-grown Tobacco (PPFS-AG-T-07)

Target spot and frogeye leaf spot are the major fungal leaf spot diseases of tobacco grown in Kentucky.  These diseases may initially occur in greenhouse transplants, quickly becoming more severe when symptomatic plants are placed in the field.  Field infections

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Plant Diseases of Fruit Prediction Models for Kentucky Counties (PPFS-FR-T-07)

Numerous plant diseases impact fruit crops throughout Kentucky. Factors such as plant growth stage, as well as rainfall, temperature, and other weather conditions, can be used to determine risk for plant disease.  Disease prediction models can aid growers in assessing

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Black Shank of Tobacco (PPFS-AG-T-06)

Black shank is one of the most important diseases of burley and dark tobacco in Kentucky. Management is dependent on the successful combination of crop rotation, resistant varieties, and soil-directed fungicide applications. This new publication discusses symptoms, cause, disease development,

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Peach Fruit Diseases (PPFS-FR-T-09)

Peach fruit diseases can cause significant losses in yield and quality in commercial and home orchards. Often these diseases go unnoticed until late in the season or at harvest. Although there are no curative treatments for infected fruit, many diseases

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Cultural Calendar for Commercial Grape Production (PPFS-FR-S-27)

Integrated pest management (IPM) includes the combination of biological, cultural, physical, and chemical tools in efforts to manage diseases and pests while minimizing risks associated with pesticides. Cultural practices are an integral part of an IPM program and should be

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Root-knot Nematode in Commercial and Residential Crops (PPFS-GEN-10)

Root-knot nematode is a soil-dwelling, microscopic roundworm that infects the roots of numerous vegetables, fruits, field crops, and ornamentals, as well as common weeds.  It is particularly serious when high populations are permitted to build up due to continuous replanting

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Tree Fruit Fungicide Spray Schedule Worksheets

Two worksheets have been developed to assist commercial tree fruit growers in designing appropriate fungicide spray schedules for their orchards.  The worksheets can be used to plan sprays from dormancy through post-harvest. Sample spray guides are also included. Both publications

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