Monthly Archives: October 2015

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Managing Diseases of Alfalfa (PPFS-AG-F-09) Alfalfa can be a vigorous and productive forage crop for Kentucky farmers. Like all farm crops, however, alfalfa is subject to infectious diseases that can limit forage production. Alfalfa diseases can cause reduced forage yield,

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Plant Disease Diagnostic Lab Highlights

The following plant disease highlights from the University of Kentucky Plant Disease Diagnostic Laboratories represent recent sample submissions from fruit, vegetables, and ornamentals. Recent fruit and vegetable samples have included bacterial leaf scorch on blueberry; thread blight and black rot

Posted in Plant Disease Diagnostic Lab

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Diplodia Tip Blight of Pine (PPFS-OR-W-21) Diplodia tip blight is a serious disease of landscape pines in Kentucky, resulting in needle death and dieback. Austrian (Pinus nigra), Scots (P. sylvestris), and Mugo (P. mugo) pines are most commonly affected.  As

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Sugarcane Aphid Ruining Sweet Sorghum

While the sugarcane aphid has complicated the production of grain sorghum (milo) in Kentucky since its detection in late August, it has destroyed sweet sorghum in many Kentucky counties. Since the first detection of this new invasive aphid on grain

Posted in Grains

2015 Commercial Blueberry Production in Kentucky Workshop

This full day workshop will cover topics important to commercial blueberry production in Kentucky, such as cultivar selection, transitioning to organic, and conventional and organic management of insects and diseases. The workshop will be held on Saturday, October 24, 2015

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Get Rid of Attractive Nuisances

Fallen sweet and fermenting fruits and vegetables attract many insects, especially bees, wasps, and flies. All can be nuisances, but bees and wasps have the added feature of a stinger. Attracting large numbers can lead to painful and sometimes life-threating

Posted in Fruit, Vegetables

Landscape Sanitation: Clean Up for Clean Plants

Autumn has arrived in Kentucky and, as leaves change color and fall from trees, it is time to focus on landscape sanitation. Good sanitation practices can help reduce disease-causing pathogens.  These organisms can survive for months or years on dead

Posted in Landscape Trees & Shrubs, Ornamentals