Monthly Archives: September 2015

Pumpkin Fruit Blights & Rots and Their Management

Key Points Rotate fields away from cucurbits for 2 or more years Reduce pumpkin fruit contact with bare soil Use a general fungicide program early in season Use more specific fungicides based on field history and first signs of disease

Posted in Vegetables

The Rotten Truth about Bitter Rot

The season for apple harvest has arrived, bringing with it the possibility of late season fruit rots (summer rots). While fruit rots have a variety of causes, the most common fungal fruit rot of apple in Kentucky is bitter rot.

Posted in Fruit

Brown Marmorated Stink Bug on the Move

While monitoring vegetable and soybean fields in the Lexington area I have noticed that the number of brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB) adults has dropped off as the numbers of nymphs on these crops has remained constant. Last year, BMSB

Posted in Household 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 summer black stem 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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