Workshop to Illustrate Digital Delivery on Mobile Devices of In-Field Data, Information, Photos, and Diagnostic and Decision Tools

You are probably aware that the UK Wheat Science Working Group will be holding its annual Winter Wheat Workshop on January 6, 2015 at the Christian County Cooperative Extension office.  NOTE: this is a change of location from the original

Posted in Grains

Fall Armyworm Resistant to Bt Corn Found in North Carolina: Is Your Field Next?

Mr. Cam Kenimer, who runs our corn variety trials, sent me a link to an interesting article on armyworms developing resistance to Bt corn. The article, which is actually about fall armyworm (FAW), reports that this pest carries a gene

Posted in Grains

Managing High Tunnel Insect Pests

While growers can potentially find any type of insect pest in the high tunnel, whiteflies and thrips are the most common… and the most troublesome.  In addition to insects, several species of mites are serious and common pests. These pests

Posted in Greenhouses/High Tunnels

Evidence of Twig Girdlers Can Be Apparent Now

Twig girdlers are gray-brown wood boring beetles with a pair of antennae that are about as long as their ¾-inch long bodies. They are active from mid-August into October when the female lays her eggs. Twig girdlers can be responsible

Posted in Landscape Trees & Shrubs

German Yellowjackets Are Human Space Invaders

Most encounters with yellowjackets occur when people are working around or inadvertently mowing over underground nests of the eastern yellowjacket or the common yellowjacket. The German yellowjacket is an exception; this species invades our space to build a nesting site.

Posted in Household Pests

Boxwood Blight – Devastating Disease Reported in Kentucky

Boxwood blight (caused by the fungus Cylindrocladium buxicola) was confirmed in October 2014.  Plants submitted to the UK Plant Disease Diagnostic Laboratory were collected from a residential landscape in Fayette County.  Homeowners suspect that infected plants were transported from a

Posted in Landscape Trees & Shrubs

Potential New Host for Emerald Ash Borer Studied and Confirmed

On October 14, 2014, the USDA Systematic Entomology Laboratory (SEL) at the Smithsonian confirmed the partial adult and larval specimens recovered from a white fringetree (Chionanthus virginicus) as emerald ash borer (EAB) (Agrilus planipennis Fairmaire). EAB larvae and a partial

Posted in Landscape Trees & Shrubs, Shade & Forest Trees

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