Yearly Archives: 2016

Featured Publication

Blackleg of Tobacco (PPFS-AG-T-04) Blackleg of tobacco, also referred to as bacterial soft rot, is one of the most serious problems likely to be encountered in the transplant production system.  Blackleg has the potential to destroy large numbers of plants

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Christmas Tree Inhabitants May Wake-up

A number of arthropods live on Christmas trees while others may use them for winter shelter. Most are inactive or sluggish at outdoor temperatures but become active when their tree is brought indoors. The awakening can cause some alarm but

Posted in Household Pests

Revisions to Worker Protection Standards (WPS) Become Effective in 2017

The 1992 Worker Protection Standards established specific requirements for employers to follow in order to reduce the potential for worker exposure to pesticides. Revisions to these standards will go into effect January 2, 2017. They will give farm workers health

Posted in Pesticide Topics

Featured Publication

Genetically Engineered Crops – A Review of Concerns and Benefits (PPFS-MISC-07) The manipulation of the genetic make-up of crops raises numerous concerns and questions for many consumers. Are they safe? What are the benefits of GMOs? This publication aims to

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New Plant Pathology Website

The UK Department of Plant Pathology has launched its new website.  The link to the new homepage is As a result of this change, all webpages, along with many publications (particularly PPFSs fact sheets and some Midwest fruit publications),

Posted in Announcements

Attention Fruit Growers – Has Spotted Wing Drosophila Impacted You?

If you grow fruit in Kentucky, we would like to know if you have been impacted by the spotted wing drosophila (SWD).  We would also like to know if you used the Facebook page SWDinKY or if you used traps

Posted in Fruit

Fall Invaders

Beetles, bugs, and flies are some of the creatures actively seeking protected overwintering sites as days get shorter and cooler. Many produce stains or unpleasant odors if crushed. Scavengers, such as carpet beetles, can be attracted to accumulations of insects

Posted in Household Pests