Monthly Archives: August 2017

Is It Soybean Stem Canker…or Something Else?

Several issues in soybean can cause leaf tissue to turn yellow and brown between the veins, while the veins remain green.  These symptoms are known as interveinal chlorosis and necrosis. This article describes some of the diseases and disorders currently

Posted in Grains

Steal Magnolias

The magnolia scale, about 1/2 inch in diameter, is a soft scale that feeds on magnolias. Undetected infestations steal sap and vigor from landscape trees while covering foliage with honeydew and the resulting sooty mold.  Heavily infested trees (Figure 1)

Posted in Landscape Trees & Shrubs

Wasp and Bee Magnets

Fallen, rotting fruit, along with plants infested with aphids and other sap-feeding insects, attract yellow jackets, hornets, paper wasps, bees, and flies that are looking for a late season “sweet fix.” Management Options Here are some ways to try to

Posted in Human Pests

Featured Publications

New Publications on Grain Crop Diseases Available through Crop Protection Network and University of Kentucky. Over 25 new publications on grain crop diseases are now available through the multi-state research and Extension group, the Crop Protection Network (CPN). The CPN

Posted in Featured Pubs & Videos

Plant Disease Diagnostic Lab Highlights

The following plant disease highlights from the University of Kentucky Plant Disease Diagnostic Laboratories represent recent sample submissions from field crops, fruit, vegetables, and ornamentals. Diagnostic samples of agronomic crops from the past two weeks have included Stemphyllium leaf spot

Posted in Plant Disease Diagnostic Lab

2017 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

Featured Publication

Volutella Blight of Boxwood PPFS-OR-W-26 Volutella blight (also called Pseudonectria canker) is the most common disease of boxwood in Kentucky landscapes and nurseries.   This disease is caused by an opportunistic fungal pathogen that attacks leaves and stems of damaged or

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