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2014

Kentucky

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Proper Handling And Transportation Of Eggs For Sale At Kentucky Farmers’ Markets, Anthony J. Pescatore, Jacquie Jacob Dec 2014

Proper Handling And Transportation Of Eggs For Sale At Kentucky Farmers’ Markets, Anthony J. Pescatore, Jacquie Jacob

Agriculture and Natural Resources Publications

Regardless of the number of eggs produced, and whether the eggs are for home use or sale, careful egg handling is very important. The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) lists eggs as a potentially hazardous food, therefore careful handling is important. In Kentucky, if you sell more than 60 dozen eggs a week you need to purchase a retail license. The same holds true if you want to sell your eggs to a retail store to be re-sold or to a distributor that will sell them for you. If you produce fewer than 60 dozen eggs a week ...


Evaluating Land Resource Potentials In Kentucky, Edwin L. Ritchey, David C. Ditsch Aug 2014

Evaluating Land Resource Potentials In Kentucky, Edwin L. Ritchey, David C. Ditsch

Agriculture and Natural Resources Publications

The most successful land use decisions are those where the intended use matches the capabilities of the land. Determining the capability of the land begins with a visual assessment of the landscape such as topography (percent slope) and surface drainage patterns followed by a closer examination of the soil physical and chemical characteristics. The purpose of this publication is to provide a basic understanding of the relationship between these landscape and soil properties to facilitate wise land use decisions. Topics such as soil testing to determine plant nutrient supply, plant species selection, and management are not covered in this publication ...


Liming Kentucky Lawns, Gregg Munshaw, Edwin L. Ritchey Jul 2014

Liming Kentucky Lawns, Gregg Munshaw, Edwin L. Ritchey

Agriculture and Natural Resources Publications

Most homeowners desire an aesthetically pleasing landscape and will take steps to ensure success. Proper fertilizing, watering, and pest control are all steps that will lead to a quality lawn. However, some confusion surrounds when and why lime should be applied to a lawn. Many homeowners believe that lime needs to be applied on an annual basis for a quality lawn. The purpose of this publication is to explain why lime is needed and whether it is required on your lawn.


Guía De Monitoreo De Mip Para Plagas Comunes De Los Cultivos De Solanáceas En Kentucky, Timothy Coolong, John Strang, Ricardo Bessin, Kenneth W. Seebold Jul 2014

Guía De Monitoreo De Mip Para Plagas Comunes De Los Cultivos De Solanáceas En Kentucky, Timothy Coolong, John Strang, Ricardo Bessin, Kenneth W. Seebold

Agriculture and Natural Resources Publications

Este manual es el resultado de los esfuerzos del equipo de MIP en vegetales de la Universidad de Kentucky. Financiamiento para esta publicación fue proporcionado por el Programa de Manejo Integrado de Plagas de la Universidad de Kentucky y el Servicio Cooperativo de Extensión de la Universidad de Kentucky.


Considering The Environment In The Maintenance Of Your Kentucky Lawn: A Season By Season Approach, Gregg Munshaw, Paul C. Vincelli Jul 2014

Considering The Environment In The Maintenance Of Your Kentucky Lawn: A Season By Season Approach, Gregg Munshaw, Paul C. Vincelli

Agriculture and Natural Resources Publications

“Going Green” is a buzz phrase that is heard a lot these days. Everything from driving hybrid cars to recycling plastics can be considered going green. But can we go green when it comes to maintaining our lawns? The answer to that question is not all that simple. Most people do not realize the environmental benefits of lawns. Lawns are known to cool the air, reduce soil erosion, remove dust and pollutants (including CO2) from the air, reduce run-off of water and pollutants, create oxygen for humans, and improve soils over time by supplying organic matter. Lawns are also ...


An Ipm Scouting Guide For Common Problems Of Apple In Kentucky, Nicole Ward Gauthier, Ricardo Bessin, John Strang, Shawn Wright, Cheryl A. Kaiser May 2014

An Ipm Scouting Guide For Common Problems Of Apple In Kentucky, Nicole Ward Gauthier, Ricardo Bessin, John Strang, Shawn Wright, Cheryl A. Kaiser

Agriculture and Natural Resources Publications

The National Integrated Pest Management Network defines IPM as “a sustainable approach to managing pests by combining biological, cultural, physical and chemical tools in a way that minimizes economic, health, and environmental risks.” One of the key components of IPM is to continually scout and monitor crops to identify problems before they result in significant economic losses. Proper identification of pathogens and insect pests as well as nutritional and physiologic disorders and even herbicide drift is essential to determining the proper course of action. The pictures included in this guide represent some common pests or problems that growers may encounter ...


Soybean Nutrient Management In Kentucky, Edwin L. Ritchey, Chad Lee, Carrie Ann Knott, John H. Grove Apr 2014

Soybean Nutrient Management In Kentucky, Edwin L. Ritchey, Chad Lee, Carrie Ann Knott, John H. Grove

Agriculture and Natural Resources Publications

Soybean grows best on fertile soils. For decades, the University of Kentucky has conducted field studies to establish the relationship between soil nutrient supplies and soybean yield. Adequate soil fertility must be present so that yields are not limited. Soybean removes a large amount of nutrients in the seed relative to other annual crops. For each bushel of soybean produced, 3 lb N, 0.7 lb P2O5, and 1.1 lb K2O will be removed in the seed, but considerably more is required to supply the leaves, stems and pods that are not removed during ...


Kentucky Nutrient Management Planning Guidelines (Kynmp), Stephen F. Higgins, Kylie Schmidt, Amanda A. Gumbert Feb 2014

Kentucky Nutrient Management Planning Guidelines (Kynmp), Stephen F. Higgins, Kylie Schmidt, Amanda A. Gumbert

Agriculture and Natural Resources Publications

Nutrients are constantly cycling through farms. Nutrients come onto a farm in the form of feed, commercial fertilizers, manure, or compost, and they leave the farm with harvested crops, sold livestock, and off-site disposal of manure and other waste. Sometimes nutrients are even lost to the air, soil, or water. Nutrient management allows farmers to use nutrients (specifically nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium) wisely for optimal economic benefit with minimal impact on the environment.

Approximately 80 percent of nutrients fed to an animal passes through the gut and into its manure. If managed correctly, the nutrients and organic matter in this ...


Home Vegetable Gardening In Kentucky, Richard Durham, Shubin Saha, John Strang, Mark A. Williams, Shawn Wright, Ricardo Bessin, Kenneth W. Seebold, Nicole Ward Jan 2014

Home Vegetable Gardening In Kentucky, Richard Durham, Shubin Saha, John Strang, Mark A. Williams, Shawn Wright, Ricardo Bessin, Kenneth W. Seebold, Nicole Ward

Agriculture and Natural Resources Publications

Before You Begin

Every aspiring gardener should follow seven steps to have a successful gardening season:

  1. Plan your garden on paper before you begin.
  2. Select a good gardening site that is:
    a. in full sun for at least eight hours each day,
    b. relatively level,
    c. well‑drained,
    d. close to a water source,
    e. not shaded.
  3. Prepare the soil properly and add fertilizer and lime according to soil test recommendations.
  4. Plan only as large a garden as you can easily maintain. Beginning gardeners often overplant, and then they fail because they cannot keep up with the tasks required. Weeds ...