Quick Links to Publications

Agronomic Crops
     Canola        Corn & Sorghum        Forages       Hemp      Mycotoxins        Small Grains        Soybeans        Tobacco
Fruit & Nuts
    Nuts   Small fruit    Tree fruit
Greenhouse Crops
Ornamentals
     Herbaceous Ornamentals        Woody Ornamentals        Turfgrass 
Vegetables
Other
     General Diseases/Topics        Disease Diagnostics        Miscellaneous 
CAFE websites
     AgWx Disease Prediction Models       College of Ag Pubs         Entomology Pubs        Horticulture Pubs


Agronomic Crops

CANOLA

Disease Management & Production Information; Canola Diseases

  • Canola Production & Management (html) ID-114
  • Kentucky Integrated Crop Management Manual for Canola IPM-8
  • Winter Decline Syndrome of Canola PPFS-AG-R-01

CORN & SORGHUM

Disease Management & Production Information

  • Comprehensive Guide to Corn Management in Kentucky ID-139
  • Crop Protection Network Web Books link
  • Drone Fungicide Applications in Corn PPFS-AG-C-11
  • Foliar Fungicide Use in Corn and Soybeans PPFS-GEN-12
  • Fungicide Efficacy for Control of Corn Diseases CPN-2011
  • Fungicide Resistance in Field Crops CPN-4001
  • Integrated Crop Management Manual for Corn, Section 1 (Kentucky) IPM-2
  • Integrated Crop Management Manual for Corn, Section 2 (Kentucky) IPM-2
  • Integrated Crop Management Manual for Grain Sorghum (Kentucky) IPM-5
  • Replanting Options for Corn AGR-195 

  

Corn Diseases

Back to Top


FORAGES

Disease Management & Production Information

  • Alfalfa Disease Calendar PPA-44 
  • Crop Protection Network Web Books link
  • Disease Management Guide for Forage Legumes PPFS-AG-F-08
  • "Emergency" Inoculation for Poorly Inoculated Legumes PPFS-AG-F-04
  • Endophyte Sampling in Pasture or Hay Stands PPA-30
  • Integrated Crop Management Manual for Alfalfa (Kentucky) IPM-1
  • Managing Diseases of Alfalfa PPFS-AG-F-09

  

Forage Diseases

  • Alfalfa Yellowing (possible causes) PPFS-AG-F-10
  • Blackpatch of Forage Legumes -- Cause of Slaframine Toxicosis or “Slobbers” in Animals ID-230
  • Brown Stripe of Orchardgrass Rating Scale PPFS-AG-F-07
  • Crown Rots of Alfalfa PPFS-AG-F-05
  • Rhizoctonia Diseases in Alfalfa PPFS-AG-F-06
  • Sclerotinia Crown and Stem Rot in Fall-Seeded Alfalfa--Risk Factors PPFS-AG-F-02
  • Seedling Diseases and Disorders of Alfalfa PPFS-AG-F-03
  • Summertime Foliar Diseases of Alfalfa PPFS-AG-F-01

HEMP

Management

  • Cleaning & Disinfecting Hand Tools & Planting Supplies PPFS-GEN-17
  • Cleaning & Sanitizing Commercial Greenhouse Surfaces PPFS-GH-07
  • Greenhouse Sanitation PPFS-GH-04
  • Managing Greenhouse & High Tunnel Environments to Reduce Plant Diseases PPFS-GH-01

  

Diseases

  

Research Reports

  • Biological and Biorational Fungicides May Be Effective Against Common Hemp Leaf Spot Pathogens: A Bioassay Study PPRR-03
  • Fusarium species Recovered from Postharvest Hemp Materials from Kentucky Fields PPRR-05
  • Occurrence and Distribution of Common Diseases and Pests of U.S. Cannabis: A Survey PPRR-04
  • Science of Hemp: Production and Pest Management (proceedings of October 2019 conference) SR-112
  • Using Silicon to Suppress Hemp Powdery Mildew PPRR-02

MYCOTOXINS

  • Grain and Silage Sampling and Mycotoxin Testing CPN-2003
  • Mycotoxin FAQ CPN-2002
  • Mycotoxin test kits: FGIS Performance Verified Rapid Test Kits pdf
  • Storing Mycotoxin-Affected Grain CPN-2004
  • Using Atoxigenics to Manage Aflatoxin CPN-2005

SMALL GRAINS

Disease Management & Production Information

  • Crop Protection Network Web Books link
  • Fungicide Efficacy for Control of Wheat Diseases CPN-3002 
  • Fungicide Resistance in Field Crops CPN-4001
  • Integrated Crop Management Manual for Small Grains (Kentucky) IPM-4
  • Optimizing Fungicide Use for Fusarium Head Blight (Scab) and Associated Mycotoxins CPN-3001
  • Wheat Disease Management (Section 7) ID-125

  

Small Grain Diseases


Back to Top

SOYBEANS

Disease Management & Production Information

  • Assessing Foliar Diseases of Corn, Soybeans, and Wheat —Principles and Practices PPFS-MISC-06
  • Fungicide Efficacy for Control of Wheat Diseases CPN-3002 
  • Foliar Fungicide Use in Corn and Soybeans PPFS-GEN-12
  • Fungicide Efficacy for Control of Soybean Seedling Diseases CPN-1020
  • Fungicide Efficacy for Control of Soybean Foliar Diseases CPN-1019
  • Fungicide Resistance in Field Crops CPN-4001
  • Integrated Crop Management Manual for Soybeans, Section 1 (Kentucky) IPM-3
  • Integrated Crop Management Manual for Soybeans, Section 2 (Kentucky) IPM-3
  • Soybean Seed Treatments: Questions that Emerge When Plants Don't CPN-1016
  • Using ILeVO with Preemergence Herbicides CPN-1013

  

Soybean Diseases


Soybean Disease Scouting Cards

  • Scouting for Common Soybean Seed Diseases CPN-1001
  • Scouting for Phytophthora Root and Stem Rot CPN-1014
  • Scouting for Seedling Diseases CPN-1009
  • Scouting for Soybean Stem Diseases CPN-1002
  • Scouting for Sudden Death Syndrome in Soybean CPN-1012


TOBACCO

Disease Management & Production Information

  • Burley and Dark Tobacco Production Guide ID-160
  • Cleaning & Disinfecting Hand Tools & Planting Supplies PPFS-GEN-17
  • Foliar Fungicides for Tobacco Disease Management: Maintaining Efficacy PPFS-AG-T-05
  • Fungicide Guide for Burley and Dark Tobacco (2018) PPFS-AG-T-08
  • Greenhouse Sanitation PPFS-GH-04 

   

Tobacco Diseases

    

Tobacco Varieties

  • Burley Tobacco Varieties pdf
  • Dark Tobacco Variety Guide (2018) pdf
  • New and Selected Burley Tobacco Varieties (2013) pdf

Back to Top


Fruits & Nuts

NUTS

  • Nut Tree Growing in Kentucky ID-77

SMALL FRUIT

Disease Management & Production Information (Commercial)

  • Commercial Fruit Pest Management Guide ID-232
  • Commercial Grape Fungicide Schedule Worksheet and Sample Spray Guides PPFS-FR-S-20
  • Commercial Strawberry Fungicide Schedule Worksheet & Sample Spray Guide PPFS-FR-S-26
  • Cultural Calendar for Commercial Blueberry Production PPFS-FR-S-29
  • Cultural Calendar for Commercial Bramble Production PPFS-FR-S-28
  • Cultural Calendar for Commercial Grape Production PPFS-FR-S-27
  • Cultural Calendar for Commercial Strawberry Production PPFS-FR-S-30
  • Fruit, Orchard, and Vineyard Sanitation PPFS-GEN-05
  • Midwest Blueberry Production Guide (2.6 MB) ID-210
  • Midwest Small Fruit Pest Management Handbook pdf
  • Midwest Strawberry Production Guide pdf
  • Pesticide Calculations for Small Acreages EntFact-800
  • Postharvest Disease Losses in Fruit & Vegetable Crops PPFS-GEN-24
  • Prediction Models for Plant Diseases of Fruit in Kentucky Counties PPFS-FR-T-07
  • Sample Fungicide Spray Schedule for Commercial Blueberry PPFS-FR-S-21
  • Sample Fungicide Spray Schedule for Commercial Bramble PPFS-FR-S-22

  

Disease Management & Production Information (Residential)

  • Backyard Berry Disease, Pest, and Cultural Practices Calendar PPFS-FR-S-25
  • Backyard Grape Disease, Pest, and Cultural Practices Calendar PPFS-FR-S-24
  • Disease and Insect Control Program for Home Grown Fruit in Kentucky including Organic Alternatives ID-21
  • Home Fruit Disease Management: Berries video
  • Home Fruit Disease Management: Grapes video
  • Home Fruit Variety Recommendations HortFact-3003
  • Homeowner's Guide to Fungicides PPFS-GEN-07

General Small Fruit Diseases

 

Blueberry Diseases

  

Bramble (blackberry, raspberry) Diseases

 

Grape Diseases

  

Strawberry Diseases

  • Anthracnose Fruit & Crown Rot of Strawberry PPFS-FR-S-05
  • IPM Scouting Guide for Common Problems of Strawberry in Kentucky (10 MB) ID-238
  • IPM Scouting Guide for Common Problems of Strawberry mobile website

Back to Top


TREE FRUIT

Disease Management & Production Information (Commercial)

  • Apple Production: Best Management Practices ID-137
  • Commercial Apple Fungicide Spray Schedule Worksheet & Sample Spray Guides PPFS-FR-T-19
  • Commercial Fruit Pest Management Guide ID-232
  • Commercial Peach/Stone Fruit Spray Schedule Worksheet & Sample Spray Guide PPFS-FR-T-23
  • Cultural Calendar for Commercial Apple Production PPFS-FR-T-25
  • Cultural Calendar for Commercial Peach Production PPFS-FR-T-26
  • Fruit, Orchard, and Vineyard Sanitation PPFS-GEN-05
  • Midwest Tree Fruit Pest Management Handbook ID-93

          - Front cover, Introduction (18 pp)  Intro
          - Apples & Pears (29 pp) Chapter 1
          - Stone Fruits (13 pp) Chapter 2
          - Weed Management (7 pp) Chapter 3
          - Wildlife Management (2 pp) Chapter 4
          - Pesticide Management (8 pp) Chapter 5
          - Orchard Pesticides (13 pp) Chapter 6
          - General Orchard Management (13 pp) Chapter 7
          - Appendices (4 pp) Appendices

  • Pesticide Calculations for Small Acreages EntFact-800
  • Postharvest Disease Losses in Fruit & Vegetable Crops PPFS-GEN-24
  • Profile of Commercial Apple Production in Kentucky 2017 link
  • Rootstocks for Kentucky Fruit Trees HO-82
  • Using Prediction Models to Manage Diseases in Fruit PPFS-FR-T-07

  

Disease Management & Production Information (Residential)

  • Backyard Apple & Pear Disease, Pest, and Cultural Practices Calendar PPFS-FR-T-21
  • Backyard Peach & Stone Fruit Disease, Pest, and Cultural Practices Calendar PPFS-FR-T-22
  • Bagging Apples: Alternative Pest Management for Hobbyists ENTFACT-218
  • Bagging Apples: Evaluation of Assorted Bags for Insect and Disease Control in Apple 2018 (excerpt from UK Fruit and Vegetable 2018 Annual Research Report, PR-757, pp 12-13) PR-757 excerpt
  • Disease and Insect Control Program for Homegrown Fruit in Kentucky including Organic Alternatives ID-21
  • Fruit, Orchard, and Vineyard Sanitation PPFS-GEN-05
  • Home Fruit Disease Management: Apple & Pear video
  • Home Fruit Disease Management: Peach video
  • Home Fruit Variety Recommendations HortFact-3003
  • Homeowner's Guide to Fungicides PPFS-GEN-07
  • Kentucky Backyard Apple Integrated Pest Management Manual IPM-9
  • Midwest Home Fruit Production Guide pdf
  • Rootstocks for Kentucky Fruit Trees HO-82

  

Apple & Pear Diseases

  

Stone Fruit (Cherry, Peach, Plum) Diseases


Greenhouse Crops

Disease Management & Production Information

  • Cleaning & Disinfecting Hand Tools & Planting Supplies PPFS-GEN-17
  • Cleaning & Sanitizing Commercial Greenhouse Surfaces PPFS-GH-07
  • Fungicides for Management of Diseases in Commercial Greenhouse Ornamentals PPFS-GH-03
  • Greenhouse Sanitation PPFS-GH-04
  • Managing Diseases of Herbaceous Ornamentals PPFS-OR-H-01
  • Managing Greenhouse & High Tunnel Environments to Reduce Plant Diseases PPFS-GH-01
  • Pesticide Calculations for Small Acreages EntFact-800
  • Relative Effectiveness of Various Chemicals for Disease Control of Ornamental Plants PPFS-GEN-13
  • Rotating Cut Flowers Within a Tomato High Tunnel Production System CCD-FS-23

  

Greenhouse Crop Diseases & Disorders

  • Botrytis Blight PPFS-GEN-19
  • Collar Rot in the Tobacco Float System PPFS-AG-T-03
  • Damping-off of Vegetables & Herbaceous Ornamentals PPFS-GEN-03
  • Edema PPFS-GEN-18
  • IPM Scouting Guide for Common Problems of High Tunnel and Greenhouse Vegetable Crops In Kentucky ID-235
  • IPM Scouting Guide for Common Problems of High Tunnel and Greenhouse Vegetable Crops In Kentucky mobile website
  • Powdery Mildew PPFS-GEN-02
  • Pythium Root Rot in Tobacco Float Systems PPFS-AG-T-01
  • Rhizoctonia Damping-off & Target Spot Management in the Float System PPFS-AG-T-02
  • Rhizoctonia Diseases in Specialty Crop Production PPFS-GEN-21
  • Root-knot Nematode in Vegetable Cropping Systems PPFS-VG-28
  • Sooty Molds Associated with Insect Pests PPFS-GEN-22
  • Southern Blight PPFS-GEN-16
  • Tobamovirus Management in Greenhouse Production PPFS-GH-08

Back to Top


Ornamental Crops

HERBACEOUS ORNAMENTALS

Disease Management & Production Information

  • Cleaning & Disinfecting Hand Tools & Planting Supplies PPFS-GEN-17
  • Cleaning & Sanitizing Commercial Greenhouse Surfaces PPFS-GH-07
  • Diagnosis of Ornamentals in the Landscape PPFS-GEN-15
  • Fungicides for Management of Diseases in Commercial Greenhouse Ornamentals PPFS-GH-03
  • Greenhouse Sanitation PPFS-GH-04
  • Homeowner's Guide to Fungicides PPFS-GEN-07
  • Houseplant Insect Control ENTFACT-406
  • Landscape Sanitation PPFS-GEN-04
  • Managing Diseases of Herbaceous Ornamentals PPFS-OR-H-01
  • Managing the Greenhouse Environment to Control Plant Diseases PPFS-GH-01
  • Pest Control Guide for Nursery Crops and Landscape Plantings in the Southeastern U.S. pdf
  • Relative Effectiveness of Various Chemicals for Disease Control of Ornamental Plants PPFS-GEN-1
  • Rotating Cut Flowers Within a Tomato High Tunnel Production System CCD-FS-23

  

Herbaceous Ornamental Diseases & Disorders


WOODY ORNAMENTALS

Disease Management & Production Information

  • Diagnosis of Ornamentals in the Landscape PPFS-GEN-15
  • Flowering Crabapple ID-68
  • Fungicides for Management of Landscape Woody Ornamental Diseases PPFS-OR-W-14
  • Homeowner's Guide to Fungicides PPFS-GEN-07
  • Improving the Productivity of Landscapes with Little or No Topsoil AGR-203
  • IPM for Select Deciduous Trees in Southeastern US Nursery Production book chs
  • IPM for Shrubs in Southeastern US Nursery Production: Vol I book chs
  • Landscape Sanitation PPFS-GEN-04
  • Making an Informed Decision on What to Plant (After Your Ash Has Died) ID-241
  • Pest Control Guide for Nursery Crops and Landscape Plantings in the Southeastern U.S. pdf
  • Planting Balled and Burlapped Trees and Shrubs in Your Landscape HO-91
  • Principles of Home Landscape Fertilization ID-72
  • Relative Effectiveness of Various Chemicals for Disease Control of Ornamental Plants PPFS-GEN-13
  • Roses ID-118
  • Soybean Cyst Nematode: A Potential Problem for Nurseries PPFS-OR-W-33
  • Trees with Minimal Insect and Disease Problems for Kentucky Landscapes HO-94
  • Woody Plant Disease Management Guide for Nurseries & Landscapes PPFS-OR-W-29

  

Woody Ornamental Diseases & Disorders

Back to Top


TURFGRASS

Disease Management & Production Information

  • Chemical Control of Turfgrass Diseases PPA-1
  • Considering the Environment in the Maintenance of Your Kentucky Lawn: A Season by Season Approach ID-222 
  • Disease Management in the Home Lawn (1 MB) PPFS-OR-T-11
  • Homeowner's Guide to Fungicides PPFS-GEN-07
  • Principles of Home Landscape Fertilization ID-72
  • Reducing the Risk of Resistance to Fungicides Used to Control Diseases of Turfgrasses PPFS-OR-T-02 

 


Turfgrass Diseases & Disorders


Vegetable Crops

Disease Management & Production Information (Commercial)

  • Biological Products for Tomato Disease Management PPFS-VG-24 
  • Cleaning & Disinfecting Hand Tools & Planting Supplies PPFS-GEN-17
  • Cleaning & Sanitizing Commercial Greenhouse Surfaces PPFS-GH-07
  • Commercial Spray Schedule for Field Production of Solanaceous Crops PPFS-VG-30
  • Commercial Spray Schedule for High Tunnel Production of Tomatoes PPFS-VG-31
  • Greenhouse Sanitation PPFS-GH-04
  • Integrated Crop Management for Kentucky Cabbage IPM-11
  • Integrated Pest Management Grower Manual - Pepper (Kentucky) IPM-13
  • Integrated Pest Management Grower Manual - Pumpkin (Kentucky) IPM-12
  • Integrated Pest Management Scout Manual - Sweet Corn (Kentucky) IPM-10
  • MyIPM for Vegetables (how-to guide for using the MyIPM app with smart phone/smart devicelink
  • Pesticide Calculations for Small Acreages EntFact-800
  • Postharvest Management of Acorn Squash video
  • Postharvest Disease Losses in Fruit & Vegetable Crops PPFS-GEN-24
  • Rotating Cut Flowers Within a Tomato High Tunnel Production System CCD-FS-23
  • Southeast U.S. Vegetable Crop Handbook SEVEW (scroll down the webpage to the digital download link; you will need to provide your name, state, and e-mail address
  • Sweetpotato Production for Kentucky ID-195
  • Vegetable Production Guide for Commercial Growers ID-36  

 

Disease Management & Production Information (Residential) 

  • Cleaning & Disinfecting Hand Tools & Planting Supplies PPFS-GEN-17
  • Home Vegetable Disease Management, Part 1: Overview of the Integrated Pest Management Pyramid video
  • Home Vegetable Disease Management, Part 2: Sustainable Solanaceous Disease Management video
  • Home Vegetable Disease Management, Part 3: Sustainable Cucurbit Disease Management video
  • Home Vegetable Disease Management, Part 4: Sustainable Legume Disease Management video
  • Home Vegetable Disease Management, Part 5: Sustainable Leafy Green Disease Management video
  • Home Vegetable Gardening ID-128
  • Homeowner's Guide to Fungicides PPFS-GEN-07
  • Sustainable Disease Management of Cole Crops in the Home Garden PPFS-VG-23
  • Sustainable Disease Management of Cucurbit Crops in the Home Garden PPFS-VG-19
  • Sustainable Disease Management of Leafy Green Crops in the Home Garden PPFS-VG-20
  • Sustainable Disease Management of Legume Vegetable Crops in the Home Garden PPFS-VG-22
  • Sustainable Disease Management of Solanaceous Crops in the Home Garden PPFS-VG-21

  

General Vegetable Diseases

  

Cucurbit Vegetable Diseases

  • Bacterial Wilt of Cucurbits PPFS-VG-11
  • Cucurbit Downy Mildew in Kentucky PPFS-VG-27
  • Fruit Rots of Cucurbits PPFS-VG-07
  • Gummy Stem Blight and Black Rot of Cucurbits PPFS-VG-08
  • IPM Scouting Guide for Common Problems of Cucurbit Crops in Kentucky ID-91
  • IPM Scouting Guide for Common Problems of High Tunnel and Greenhouse Vegetable Crops In Kentucky mobile website
  • Leaf Spot Diseases of Cucurbits PPFS-VG-10
  • Powdery Mildew of Cucurbits: Identification & Management video
  • Phytophthora Blight of Cucurbits & Solanaceous Vegetables PPFS-VG-04
  • Yellow Vine Decline of Cucurbits PPFS-VG-12

  

Solanceous Vegetable Diseases

  • Bacterial Canker of Tomato PPFS-VG-06
  • Bacterial Spot of Pepper & Tomato PPFS-VG-17
  • Blackleg & Soft Rot of Potato PPFS-VG-18
  • Blossom End Rot CCD-FS-11
  • Early Blight & Septoria Leaf Spot of Tomato - Disease Management for Commercial Growers PPFS-VG-25
  • Early Blight & Septoria Leaf Spot of Tomato - Disease Management for Residential Growers PPFS-VG-26
  • IPM Scouting Guide for Common Pests of Solanaceous Crops in Kentucky ID-172
  • IPM Scouting Guide for Common Problems of High Tunnel and Greenhouse Vegetable Crops In Kentucky mobile website
  • Phytophthora Blight of Cucurbits & Solanaceous Vegetables PPFS-VG-04

  

Misc Vegetable Crop Diseases

  • Black Rot of Crucifers PPFS-VG-01
  • IPM Scouting Guide for Common Problems of Cole Crops in Kentucky ID-216
  • IPM Scouting Guide for Common Problems of Legume Vegetables in Kentucky ID-227
  • IPM Scouting Guide for Common Problems of Sweet Corn in Kentucky ID-184
  • Lettuce Drop Disease: Identification & Potential Management Options video

  

Research Reports

  • Potential for Cultural Management of Lettuce drop (Sclerotinia sclerotiorum) in High Tunnels through Modification of Soil Moisture, Planting Date, and Cultivar PPRR-06

Back to Top


General Diseases/Topics 


Disease Diagnostics

  • Canker Sampling of Trees and Woody Ornamentals PPFS-OR-W-27
  • Diagnosis of "No Disease" PPFS-GEN-11
  • Diagnosis of Ornamentals in the Landscape PPFS-GEN-15
  • Fundamental Principles of Plant Pathology for Agricultural Producers PPA-41
  • KY Master Gardener Manual (chapters related to disease diagnosis)
               - Plant Diseases (Chapter 6) PPA-46
               - Appendix to Chapter 6 MG-ch6-Appendix 

               - Diagnosing Plant Problems (Chapter 7) ID-194
               - Appendix to Chapter 7 (PPFS-GEN-15) MG-ch7-Appendix                    

  • Submitting Plant Specimens for Disease Diagnosis PPFS-GEN-09
  • Submitting Turfgrass Samples for Disease Diagnosis PPFS-OR-T-14

Miscellaneous

  • Assessing Foliar Diseases of Corn, Soybeans, and Wheat —Principles and Practices PPFS-MISC-06
  • Climate Change - A Brief Summary for Kentucky Extension Agents ID-191
  • Genetically Engineered Crops--Emerging Opportunities PPA-47
  • Genetically Engineered Crops--A Review of Concerns and Benefits PPFS-MISC-07
  • Real-Time PCR Detection of Xylella fastidiosa is Independent of Sample Storage Time and Temperature PPRR-01
  • Some Principles of Fungicide Resistance PPFS-MISC-02
  • Survey of Apple and Peach Pest Management Practices in Kentucky (2022) PPRR-07
  • Understanding Pesticide Labels and Labeling ID-100

Back to Top