Safe Pesticide Storage

Generally, manufacturers recommend a 2-year storage period for pesticides. However, storage times vary with active ingredient, formulation, type of container, and storage conditions. Get the most out of carry-over products by carefully reading the Storage and Disposal section of each

Posted in Pesticides

Fall Invaders

Lady beetles, stink bugs, boxelder bugs, and flies are some of the creatures actively seeking protected overwintering sites as days get shorter and cooler. Many produce stains or unpleasant odors if crushed. Scavengers, such as carpet beetles, can be attracted

Posted in Household Pests

Wheat Disease Management for 2015 Starts Now

Wheat diseases reduce grain yield and/or quality in most years. Many wheat producers rely on foliar fungicides as their primary disease management weapon. Foliar fungicides are certainly an important disease management tool. However, pre-plant decisions – that is, decisions being

Posted in Grains

Brown Marmorated Stink Bug Moving to Buildings

While brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB) has been seen on buildings since early September, the numbers increased substantially this past weekend. Over the next several weeks, BMSB will gather on buildings in search of suitable overwintering sites. Once inside buildings

Posted in Household Pests

Plant Disease Diagnostic Lab Highlights  

The following plant disease highlights from the UK Plant Disease Diagnostic Laboratories represent recent sample submissions from field crops, fruit, vegetables, and ornamentals. During the past week, diagnoses included sudden death syndrome and charcoal rot on soybean; brown spot, target

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2014 Insect Trap Counts

Weekly trap counts for major insect pests are provided by the Kentucky IPM Program. Traps are located at the UK Research Center in western Kentucky and the UK Spindletop Farm in Lexington.  Below are trap counts for the current period.

Posted in Insect Trap Counts

Clean up Those Fields with Fall Sanitation

With the first frosts of fall approaching and production for many vegetable fields exhausted, producers should be preparing fields for winter. Part of that preparation should be destruction of any crop residue remaining. Crop residue that remains in the field

Posted in Vegetables
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