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Backyard Fruit Disease & Pest Management Cultural Guides Get a Name Change

The four Backyard Fruit Disease & Pest Management Using Cultural Practices (with Low Spray, No Spray & Organic Options) publications have been given new titles.  These guides, which were first introduced in 2015, are periodically reviewed to ensure the most

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Stress and Decline in Woody Plants (ID-50)

Woody plant stress has many potential causes that can ultimately lead to decline and death of landscape trees and shrubs. Many parts of Kentucky are currently experiencing one of those stresses: drought.  This publication discusses the symptoms and signs of

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Cultural Calendar for Commercial Apple Production (PPFS-FR-T-25)

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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Effectiveness of Fungicides for Management of Fruit Diseases

The four Plant Pathology Extension publications containing efficacy tables for tree fruit and small fruit disease fungicides have just been updated.  These guides provide decision-making tools to help growers select fungicides from different chemical classes (FRAC groups). These guides are

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Fruit Diseases of Apple (PPFS-FR-T-02)

Apple fruit diseases can cause significant losses in yield and quality. Often, these diseases go unnoticed until just prior to harvest, during harvest, or after fruit has been stored. Although there are no curative treatments for infected fruit, many diseases

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Bitter Rot of Apple (PPFS-FR-T-24)

Bitter rot is the most common fruit rot of apple in Kentucky. Trees in both commercial and residential plantings can suffer devastating losses. Growers consider bitter rot the most important fruit rot and the second most destructive disease in Kentucky

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Curvularia Leaf Spot of Corn (PPFS-AG-C-09)

Curvularia leaf spot is a corn disease that was reported for the first time in the United States in Louisiana in 2017; its presence was confirmed in Kentucky in 2018.  While the impact of this disease in Kentucky is not

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