Monthly Archives: October 2016

Transplant Shock: Disease or Cultural Problem?

Autumn has arrived in Kentucky, and now is one of the best times to plant new trees. Cool-season planting allows trees to “focus” on root system development. Woody plants may take as long as 3 to 5 years to establish

Posted in Landscape Trees & Shrubs

IPM Priorities Survey

It is time again to update the priorities for Kentucky’s Integrated Pest Management Programs. The priorities for IPM educational and research programs must be updated each year.  This is your opportunity to help determine which pest, pesticide and pest management

Posted in Announcements

New Online Curriculum on Biotech Crops

The University of Kentucky’s Extension Biotech Strategic Initiative is announcing the availability of a new Curriculum on Genetically Engineered Crops (GMOs).  All materials in the curriculum are publicly available and can be found here.  It includes videos, written resources for Extension

Posted in Announcements

Fruit, Orchard, and Vineyard Sanitation: Cleaning Up Today May Keep Disease Away

Autumn has arrived in Kentucky, and as the last of the fruit has been harvested, it is time to focus on fruit, orchard, and vineyard sanitation. Good sanitation practices can help reduce disease-causing pathogens.  These organisms can survive for months

Posted in Fruit

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

Posted in Insect Trap Counts