Management of Soybean Cyst Nematode Starts with Soil Sampling this Fall or Spring

The soybean cyst nematode (SCN) (Figure 1) causes greater annual yield losses in Kentucky than any other pathogen of soybean.  The last time a formal survey was conducted by the University of Kentucky in 2006 and 2007, approximately 76% of

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Managing Diseases with Proper Sanitation When diseases occur in commercial or residential plantings, it is often presumed that fungicides are the most important and effective disease management tools available.  However, a good sanitation program can help reduce the need for

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Biological Pest Management in Kentucky High Tunnel / Greenhouse Tomato Production Systems

Kentucky producers of tomatoes in high tunnel or greenhouse production systems manage several key arthropod pests to maximize their yields and profits.  An environmentally and economically sound management system for these pests is based on the following components: Sanitation and

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Causes for Green Stem Syndrome in Soybeans are Still a Conundrum

Description of green stem syndrome in soybeans Green Stem Syndrome (GSS) is a condition where the stems of soybean plants remain green when the rest of the plant is senescing (normally stems, pods and seeds are brown and ready for

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Pesticide Use Best Management Practices for Homeowners

Pesticides for purchase at local stores or online to anyone are referred to as ‘General Use’ pesticides by the EPA. You do not need a license or certification to purchase and use these on your own property. Although these are

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USDA Releases the Update to the National Road Map for Integrated Pest Management

Last month, the USDA released the first update of the National Road Map for Integrated Pest Management (IPM) since 2013. This is the second update since its inception in 2003. The National Road Map helps to prioritize IPM research, technology

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Leaf Scorch and Winter Drying of Woody Plants

Leaf scorch occurs whenever water needed for growth and health of plant foliage is lost from leaves faster than it can be replaced from soil. Any factor that interferes with uptake or movement of water through plants cause water deficiency

Posted in Landscape Trees & Shrubs