Monthly Archives: July 2015

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

Plant Disease Diagnostic Lab Highlights

The following plant disease highlights from the University of Kentucky Plant Disease Diagnostic Laboratories represent recent sample submissions from field crops, fruit, vegetables, and ornamentals. Recent agronomic samples have included Rhizoctonia stem canker on alfalfa; gray leaf spot, northern leaf

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2015 Insect Trap Counts

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 current

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