Monthly Archives: March 2015

Time for Drench Applications to Control 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

Consumption of Genetically Engineered (=GMO) Crops: Examples of Quotes from Position Papers of Scientific Organizations  

GMO1 traits are sometimes used for the purposes of controlling weeds, insects, and diseases in crop production.  Questions sometimes arise as to the safety of consuming GMO crops.  Hundreds of studies have been published to address these questions.  The public

Posted in News & Views

2015 Insect Trap Counts

Weekly 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

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Fungus Gnats and Shore Flies Can Thrive in Tobacco Float Systems

Fungus gnats and shore flies are common greenhouse pests that also can thrive in float plant systems. The larvae of both species develop in moist to wet habitats; wet growing media also can supply their needs. Fungus Gnats Fungus gnats

Posted in Tobacco

Eastern Tent Caterpillar Egg Hatch Begins In Central Kentucky

Eastern tent caterpillar (ETC) egg hatch was reported March 23 in Scott County by Larry Hanks, a consulting arborist. The tiny larvae will continue to emerge over the next 2 weeks from eggs (Figure 1) laid last summer on wild

Posted in Forest Trees, Landscape Trees & Shrubs

Boxwood Leafminer Injury Now Apparent

Leafminers are serious pests of boxwoods. Boxwood leafminers prefer American boxwood but will attack English and Japanese boxwood. Leafminer Description and Their Damage Leaf mining by larvae (small maggots) creates oval yellow areas similar to blisters on infested leaves (Figure

Posted in Landscape Trees & Shrubs

2015 Insect Trap Counts

Weekly 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

Posted in Insect Trap Counts