Monthly Archives: December 2015

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Vegetable Production Guide for Commercial Growers, 2016-17 (ID-36) The 2016-17 edition of the Vegetable Production Guide for Commercial Growers is now available.  This publication is a joint effort of UK Extension specialists in Horticulture, Plant Pathology, and Entomology.  It can

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Peach Leaf Curl & Plum Pockets (PPFS-FR-T-01) Peach leaf curl occurs annually in commercial and residential orchards throughout Kentucky.  The disease causes severe defoliation, weakens trees, and reduces fruit quality, fruit set, and yield.  Peaches, apricots, and nectarines are susceptible to

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Black Knot (PPFS-FR-T-04) Black knot disease is aptly named for the conspicuous black knotty growths that form on infected branches.  This is a common, often serious, disease of plums and cherries in Kentucky. Ornamental Prunus species, as well as wild

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Telling on Kissing Bugs

Kissing bugs are in news stories that imply the bugs are recent discoveries. However, these insects are relatively widespread (Figure 1). At least 11 species occur in the U.S.; most are limited to southwestern states. The eastern bloodsucking conenose bug

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Backyard Fruit Disease Management fact sheets Backyard small fruit and tree fruit production requires a proactive approach to disease management.  Preventative practices are recommended to minimize pesticide sprays in home orchard settings.  The following series of publications focus on preventative

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