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Anthracnose of Commercial Turfgrass (PPFS-OR-T-04)

Anthracnose is primarily a disease of intensely managed turfgrass, such as creeping bentgrass and annual bluegrass, on golf course putting greens. Outbreaks are generally induced by environmental conditions or cultural practices that result in stress to the turf. The anthracnose

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An Alfalfa Disease Calendar (PPA-44)

This calendar was created to assist producers and agricultural professionals improve alfalfa production.  Knowing when to expect certain diseases can help with timely management.  While infectious diseases do not follow a calendar per se, and it is not possible to

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Considering the Environment in the Maintenance of Your Kentucky Lawn (ID-222)

Lawns are not only aesthetically important; they have many environmental benefits, as well.  While maintaining lawns using 100 percent environmentally friendly practices may not be possible, it is possible to have a high quality lawn while also reducing the impact

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Submitting Plant Specimens for Disease Diagnosis (PPFS-GEN-09)

The accurate diagnosis of a plant problem is critical to knowing what strategies will be needed for current management and/or prevention of future problems.  When diagnostic assistance is needed, Kentucky homeowners and commercial growers can submit plant samples to their

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Damping-off of Vegetables and Herbaceous Ornamentals (PPFS-GEN-03)

Commercial growers and homeowners who grow their own transplants from seed should be mindful of damping-off, a disease that can cause seeds to fail to germinate, as well as the collapse of seedlings and young plants.  Damping-off can occur on

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Chemical Control of Turfgrass Diseases 2020 (PPA-1)

Turfgrasses under intensive management are often subject to outbreaks of infectious diseases.  Good turf management practices often greatly reduce the impact of disease by promoting healthy plants that are better able to resist infections. Even under good management, however, diseases

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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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