Monthly Archives: July 2015

Big Season for Green Stink Bugs in Soybeans?

If you’re not checking for stink bugs in your soybeans, you should.  This year appears to be producing an extra large population of green stink bugs, at least in western Kentucky.  For example, as of July 10, 2015, a total

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Stink and Leaf-Footed Bugs Active

We have reached mid-summer, so producers are encouraged to be on the lookout for stink bugs and their close relative, leaf-footed bugs. This year we have seen increasing numbers of green, brown and, in some areas, brown marmorated stink bugs.

Posted in Fruit, Vegetables

Increased Threat of Brown Rot as a Result of Prolific Rainfall

Abundant rainfall and warm temperatures have been present in Kentucky over the past few weeks. These weather conditions can lead to an increase in the presence of brown rot on stone fruits (peach, cherry, plum, nectarine), which results in rotten,

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The Beetles Go On

White grub problems in Kentucky turfgrass are usually a combination of Japanese beetles and masked chafers (Figure 1). Flights of these species have been above normal this summer, according to Dr. Dan Potter, UK Research Entomologist. On one hand, that

Posted in Lawn & Turf

Dealing with Mosquitoes

The Asian tiger mosquito (ATM) is a common pest around home landscapes. This small black mosquito with white markings flies during the day and is a persistent biter. Its larvae can develop in most any water-filled container. The ATM tends

Posted in Human 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 gray leaf spot, northern leaf blight, brown spot (Physoderma), and

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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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