Update on Sugarcane Aphid Attacking Sweet Sorghum

This season, sugarcane aphid was first spotted close to the same time as last year. Generally, populations were slow to build, but this year a number of growers were prepared to treat with Sivanto Prime, which is available through an

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Southern Blight of Hemp

In 2018, there were significant increases in confirmed cases of southern blight in hemp.  The fungal disease affects a wide range of plant species, as well as hemp. When stems and roots become infected, plants can wilt, decline, and/or die,

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An IPM Scouting Guide for Common Problems in Brambles in Kentucky (ID-251)

Scouting and monitoring crops to determine potential problems before they result in serious economic loss is key to the Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach. This IPM guide was designed to aid in the identification of common problems encountered in blackberry

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2018 Insect Trap Counts

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

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Transplant Shock: Disease or Cultural Problem?

Autumn has arrived in Kentucky, and now is one of the best times to plant new trees. Cool-season planting allows trees to “focus” on root system development. Woody plants may take as long as 3 to 5 years to establish

Posted in Landscape Trees & Shrubs

Late-season Sights – 2

Here are some more sights that can show up at this time of year. Only a few situations may warrant action before winter. However, recognizing important chronic pests allows you to develop long range management plans. The Japanese beetle is

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Asian Longhorned Ticks Keeps Popping Up

Asian longhorned ticks (ALT) (Figure 1) are small, reddish brown ticks with no distinctive markings to aid in quick recognition. Unfed adults are smaller (3 to 4 mm long) than the other hard ticks that we commonly encounter. The 2017

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