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Farming Practices

Percent of Farmers Who Use These Practices

Farming Practice Percent

* Soil Testing (P=.462) 97%
* Test for soil compaction (P=.992) 31%
* Testing for Soybean Cyst Nematode (P=.646) 35%
Conduct stand counts 69%
Crop rotation 94%
Insect identification 75%
Weed identification 87%
* Control weeds along field edges and in fence rows (P=.548) 69%
Insect traps 3 %
* Regular Field Scouting (P=.098) 56%
Irrigation water testing 3%
Clean and sanitize tools and equipment 14%
No-till or reduced tillage 83 %
* Use certified seed (P = .246) 81 %
Check for soil insects before planting 11 %
Avoid entering muddy fields 76%
Plant tissue analysis 9%
Disease identification 63%
** Use recommended planting dates (P=.048) 67%
Degree days to predict insect development 13%
Beneficial Insects 8%
* Calibrate seeding rates (P=.189) 79%
** Use insect and disease resistant cultivars (P=.019) 46%

* Attending an IPM training had no significant effect on the use of this practice.

** Attending an IPM training had a significant effect on whether this practice was used.

Kentucky IPM

Original document: 11 September 1996
Last updated: 11 September 1996

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