Katie Pratt

Articles by Katie Pratt
Frozen soil nitrogen loss suspected in delayed Kentucky wheat
As of March 20, much of the Kentucky's wheat crop has only reached Feekes 2 or 3. Compared to most years, this is about a two to three week delay in growth. Weather and lost nitrogen to blame.
New subsurface poultry litter works for no-till corn
A new poultry litter application method injects dry litter directly into the soil by using a subsurface litter application implement developed by USDA-ARS.
Locally grown meats getting more popular, profitable in Kentucky
Kentucky producers of beef, chicken and pork are seeing the demand for local products increase.
plant, disease, resistance, components, key
Kentucky researchers identify key component in plant disease resistance
Knowing the necessary components to disease resistance in plants could lead to better disease-resistant crop varieties that could help farmers.
Kentucky, corn, irrigation, potential, increased, yields, drought
Kentucky study paves way for increased irrigation in the state
A disastrous 2012 growing season piqued many Kentucky farmers’ interest in irrigation for their operations, but there has been little information for them to go on until now.
Weather a blow to Kentucky row crops
This summer has been hot and dry for portions of western Kentucky, especially areas west of the Land Between the
Spider mites active in Kentucky soybeans
While much of central and eastern Kentucky have had ample amounts of rainfall this year, parts of western Kentucky are
Kentucky’s marginal land has great energy potential
A significant amount of marginal, abandoned and mined land exists throughout Kentucky and the Southeastern United States
Kentucky wheat harvest complete
Warm, dry weather allowed Kentucky wheat growers to quickly wrap up the 2010 harvest. Overall, crop conditions were
Watch for poison hemlock in hay fields
Many farmers across Kentucky are making their first hay of the season. While making hay, it is important for growers
Late blight infecting Kentucky vegetables
Late blight was found on tomato plants in late May in northern Kentucky. Since then, the disease has shown up on
Kentucky researchers studying safer apple insecticides
Researchers at the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture are trying to find out if reduced-risk insecticides
ACRE meetings planned across Kentucky
With farmers facing a June 1 deadline to enroll in the Average Crop Revenue Election program, University of Kentucky
Kentucky schedules wheat field day May 18
With the 2009 outbreak of Fusarium head blight still fresh in many wheat growers' minds, University of Kentucky College
Floods threaten Kentucky corn crop
As many of the state's rivers continue to rise, the state's corn and wheat producers are playing a waiting game with
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