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Transplant Shock: Disease or Cultural Problem? (PPFS-OR-W-19) When trees and shrubs are moved from one growing site to another (e.g. from nursery to landscape), they endure stress. If care is taken to minimize stress through proper transplanting techniques and maintenance,

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Backyard Tree Fruit Spray Guides

Apple and stone fruit production requires pest and disease management programs for quality fruit. Home orchards are no different. Homeowners, however, are generally more tolerant of aesthetic maladies or minor crop losses than commercial orchardists. Thus, homeowners may choose to

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Midwest Blueberry Production Guide (ID-210)

Blueberries are one of Kentucky’s emerging small fruit crops, with cultivated blueberry production acreage increasing annually.  As acreage increases, so does the need for growers to follow sound cultural practices.  The Midwest Blueberry Production Guide was written to aid both

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Powdery Mildew (PPFS-GEN-02)

Powdery mildew can affect numerous commercial and residential plants, including fruits, vegetables, ornamentals, and agronomic crops. Powdery mildew may adversely affect flowering, fruit development, plant vigor, and yields, although this disease rarely kills plants outright. Plants that become stressed by

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An IPM Scouting Guide for Common Problems of Grape in Kentucky (ID-254)

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 grape

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Videos for Home Vegetable Growers

Dr. Emily Pfeufer has developed several short videos geared toward residential vegetable growers.  The videos cover management options based on the Integrated Pest Managment (IPM) pyramid: preventative, cultural/sanitation, physical/mechanical, biological, and chemical. Each video focuses on one vegetable group.  Presentations

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Fundamental Principles of Plant Pathology for Agricultural Producers (PPA-41)

All crops grown in Kentucky have the potential to become diseased under the right conditions.  A plant is diseased when it is affected by some agent that interferes with its normal development.  Plant pathology, the study of plant diseases, can

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