Monthly Archives: March 2014

Winter of 2013-2014 Points to Later Alfalfa Weevil Season

Contrasts in degree-day (dd) accumulations (base 48) from January 1 emphasize annual differences that can occur with alfalfa weevil activity. Adult weevils fly to alfalfa fields in the fall and remain there over the winter. If temperatures allow it, some

Posted in Forages

Fungicide Spray Schedule for Tobacco Transplant Production

  Fungicides are an important tool for managing diseases in tobacco float beds, and getting the best results from these inputs hinges on using each product at a time when it will have the most impact in preventing a particular

Posted in Tobacco

Time for DIY Drench Applications to Control the Emerald Ash Borer

Products containing the active ingredient imidacloprid (Bayer Advanced Tree & Shrub Insect Control, Bonide Annual Tree & Shrub Insect Control, Ferti-lome Systemic Tree & Shrub Drench, Green Light Tree & Shrub Insect Killer, etc.) are available to homeowners for do-it-yourself

Posted in Landscape Trees & Shrubs

Varied Carpet Beetles Are Common in Kentucky Homes

Varied carpet beetles are 1/10-inch long black beetles with irregular patterns of white, brown, and yellow scales on their hard wing covers. The adults are active in early spring after completing their development indoors. Attracted to sunlight, they fly to

Posted in Household Pests

Diagnostic Laboratory Highlights

Below are the latest findings from the Diagnostic Lab as of March 25th: Greenhouse samples have included Botrytis blight on New Guinea impatiens; nutritional problems from high soil pH on bean and tomato seedlings, as well as phosphorus deficiency, Pythium root

Posted in Plant Disease Diagnostic Lab

2014 Insect Trap Counts

A summary of insect trap counts for the current period. February 28- March 21 Pest Princeton, KY Black cutworm 0 Armyworm 0   submitted by Patty Lucas             Graphs of insect trap counts for the

Posted in Insect Trap Counts