Monthly Archives: March 2016

Fire Blight Alert and Risk Map Overview

Apple trees are beginning to bloom and many pear are in full bloom across Kentucky. Infection by the fire blight bacterium occurs during bloom, thus, protectant antibiotics should be applied when risk is high. Risk for infection can be assessed

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Lone Star Ticks Active

Outdoor activities and spring cleanup provide chances to enjoy the outdoors after a long winter. Removing some of the ‘things’ that have accumulated over the winter is hard but rewarding work as long as picking up ticks isn’t part of

Posted in Human Pests

Featured Publication

Fungicide Guide for Burley and Dark Tobacco (PPFS-AG-T-08) The 2016 update of the Fungicide Guide for Burley and Dark Tobacco is now available.  This guide lists the chemicals labeled for tobacco disease management in Kentucky for both transplant float bed

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2016 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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2015 Pest Damage Survey

The UK Integrated Pest Management Program is conducting a survey to evaluate the impact of some large populations of insects during spring and fall 2015. This information will help us understand and improve the usefulness of the weekly trap data

Posted in Announcements

Fire Blight Alert and Risk Map Overview

Apple trees are approaching bloom and many pear trees are in full bloom, especially in southwestern Kentucky. Infection by the fire blight bacterium occurs during bloom, thus, protectant antibiotics should be applied when risk is high. Risk for infection can

Posted in Fruit

Volunteers Needed for Spotted Wing Drosophila Trapping in 2016

Spring has arrived and several fruit crops are blooming or will soon bloom. The first of the spotted wing drosophila (SWD) susceptible crops will be strawberries, followed by cherries, blueberries, blackberries, fall raspberries, and grapes. SWD is a threat that

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