Monthly Archives: November 2015

Blacklegged Ticks Are Active – New Detection in Crittenden County

Encounters with adult blacklegged ticks (Ixodes scapularis) (Figure 1) have increased in Kentucky over the past 2 years. This is apparently due to an increase in numbers of this species in the state and perhaps a widening of its distribution

Posted in Human Pests

2016 IPM Priorities Survey

Each year Kentucky’s Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Program must update its educational and research priorities for the coming year.  Now is your opportunity to help determine which pest, pesticide and pest management related problems, issues, and educational efforts are the

Posted in Announcements

2016 IPM Training Scheduled for March 2

Mark your calendar now for the 2016 University of Kentucky Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Training. The meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, March 2, at the University of Kentucky Research & Education Center in Princeton.  Program will start at 9 AM

Posted in Announcements

First Report of Bacterial Leaf Scorch of Blueberry in Kentucky

Bacterial leaf scorch on blueberry was reported for the first time in Kentucky in October 2015. This disease is common within the southeastern states, including Georgia, Alabama, and Mississippi. While little is known about the disease, insect management is critical

Posted in Fruit

Featured Publication

Some Principles of Fungicide Resistance (PPFS-MISC-02) Fungicides are important tools in modern crop production. Unfortunately, one of the risks of using these products is that fungi sometimes develop resistance to them. Resistance development is a concern because the products may

Posted in Featured Pubs & Videos

Featured Publication

“Wet Feet” of Ornamentals (PPFS-OR-W-04)  “Wet feet” is the common term for a condition that affects plant species intolerant of wet growing conditions.  This problem occurs when soils become saturated with water for prolonged periods, injuring roots.  Once root damage

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Out-of-the-Box: Science-Based Insights into Food System Sustainability

Earlier this year, I assumed the responsibilities of Coordinator for the University of Kentucky’s participation in the USDA Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) program.  The UK SARE program is involved in a variety of exciting projects and activities.  One

Posted in News & Views