Monthly Archives: January 2017

UK IPM Training

The 2017 Integrated Pest Management Training School is Wednesday, March 1, at the University of Kentucky Research and Education Center in Princeton. Speakers Speakers include specialists and agents with the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment and

Posted in Announcements

Featured Publication

Powdery Mildew (PPFS-GEN-02) Powdery mildew can affect numerous commercial and residential plants, including fruits, vegetables, ornamentals, and agronomic crops. Powdery mildew may adversely affect flowering, fruit development, plant vigor, and yields, although this disease rarely kills plants outright. Plants that

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Bees and Pesticides in the Garden

I received an email from a backyard beekeeper asking how they can avoid problems to bees when using pesticides in the yard. Overwintering losses of honey bee colonies increased in 2006 and remain at unacceptable levels, but at the same

Posted in Beneficial Insects, Pesticide Topics

Two Species of Ticks Active During Kentucky Winters

Black-legged Tick In recent years, the blacklegged tick (Ixodes scapularis) (Figure 1) has become increasingly more common in Kentucky and now occurs throughout the state (Figure 2). Adults are active from November through March, whenever the temperature is above freezing.

Posted in Human Pests, Livestock Pests, Pet Pests

Best Management Practices For Pesticide Use

Know your fields. Be aware of sensitive areas, such as sinkholes (Figure 1), streams, ponds, and slopes where runoff can occur. Use buffer strips as appropriate.Read and follow label directions (Figure 2) before using any pesticide. Pay particular attention to

Posted in Pesticide Topics

Featured Publication

Pythium Damping-off & Root Rot in Tobacco Float Systems (PPFS-AG-T-01) Pythium diseases are perennial problems in tobacco float beds and can cause severe losses or delays in transplanting. Every tobacco transplant grower should take steps to manage these diseases, since

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Ordering Seeds for Vegetable Gardens

Cool temperatures and the constant threat of snow may make it feel like spring couldn’t be further away, but planning for spring gardens begins during winter months when seeds are ordered. Looking through a seed catalog, store rack, or online

Posted in Vegetables