Differentiating Foliar Diseases on Tobacco

Frogeye, target spot, and blue mold seem to be at the top of many tobacco growers’ minds these days. While blue mold may be of the most concern, and the disease most in need of immediate action, frogeye and target

Posted in Tobacco

Green June Beetle Active

Green June beetle (Figure 1), as well as Japanese beetle (Figure 2), is attacking ripening fruit in many parts of the state. This pest keys in on fruit as it softens and the sugar content increases; it is a serious

Posted in Fruit

Dogwood Powdery Mildew

Dogwood is a popular landscape tree throughout Kentucky. However, once infected with powdery mildew, trees can develop an unattractive appearance. The disease is most prevalent during periods of high humidity and in landscapes with reduced air circulation. Some cultivars are

Posted in Landscape Trees & Shrubs

Summer Stingers

A number of different stinging insects are active during summer and their colonies are approaching peak numbers. In many cases, control attempts are dangerous. If nests are located in or near high-traffic areas, hire a professional pest control operator who

Posted in Pests of Humans

Keep Up With Tick Protection

Tiny lone star tick larvae (also called seed ticks and turkey mites) will be very active over the next few weeks, as normal; and adult American dog ticks will seek hosts through early August. Dressing appropriately, using repellents, and checking

Posted in Pests of Humans

Stable Flies

The stable fly is a blood sucker that looks like a house fly but has a piercing-type mouthpart that projects forward from the front of its head. Male and female flies feed on warm-blooded animals and humans, usually around the

Posted in Livestock Pests

Featured Publication

Transplant Shock: Disease or Cultural Problem? When trees and shrubs are moved from one growing site to another (e.g. from nursery to landscape), they endure stress. If care is taken to minimize stress through proper transplanting techniques and maintenance, plants

Posted in Featured Publications
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