Watch For Early Alfalfa Weevil Damage

There was a resurgence of alfalfa weevil damage in some parts of Kentucky in 2016, so it is reasonable to be prepared for higher-than-normal feeding on the first cutting in 2017. In addition, the mild winter sets the stage for

Posted in Forages

Will Introduced Pine Sawflies Return?

The caterpillar-like larvae of the introduced pine sawfly prefer to feed on needles of eastern white pine but also will feed on Scotch, red, Austrian, jack, and Swiss mountain pine. They may feed on short leaf and Virginia pines, but usually

Posted in Landscape Trees & Shrubs

UK Wheat Production Field School: A Hands-on Training

The UK Wheat Science Group will offer hands-on training sessions on managing wheat in Kentucky.  The sessions will be held at UK Research and Education Center in Princeton (1205 Hopkinsville St) and are scheduled March 8 (Green-up) and April 26

Posted in Announcements, Grains

Euonymous Scale

Euonymous scale, a serious pest of euonymous, pachysandra, and bittersweet, is a common arrival at the UK Insect Identification Lab. Given time, these armored scales can encrust stems and foliage of plants causing yellowed foliage, stunted growth, and branch dieback.

Posted in Landscape Trees & Shrubs

UK IPM Training

The 2017 Integrated Pest Management Training School is Wednesday, March 1, at the University of Kentucky Research and Education Center in Princeton. Speakers Speakers include specialists and agents with the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment and

Posted in Announcements

Featured Publication

Powdery Mildew (PPFS-GEN-02) Powdery mildew can affect numerous commercial and residential plants, including fruits, vegetables, ornamentals, and agronomic crops. Powdery mildew may adversely affect flowering, fruit development, plant vigor, and yields, although this disease rarely kills plants outright. Plants that

Posted in Featured Publications

Bees and Pesticides in the Garden

I received an email from a backyard beekeeper asking how they can avoid problems to bees when using pesticides in the yard. Overwintering losses of honey bee colonies increased in 2006 and remain at unacceptable levels, but at the same

Posted in Beneficial Insects, Pesticide Topics