Monthly Archives: October 2017

Peach Leaf Curl

It is time to implement measures to protect residential and commercial peach trees from peach leaf curl. This disease results in disfigured leaves during spring and summer; twigs and fruit may also become infected. Successful management of peach leaf curl

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Commercial Strawberry Fungicide Spray Schedule Worksheet & Sample Spray Guide (PPFS-FR-S-26) A new worksheet with a sample spray guide has been created for commercial strawberry growers. This easy-to-use two-page publication is designed to assist growers in planning an appropriate fungicide

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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. During the month of October, diagnostic samples of agronomic crops have included Fusarium ear rot,

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Apple Diseases

Kentucky apple growers are faced with numerous plant disease issues throughout growing seasons. These diseases limit grower profits by reducing yield and increasing input costs. Diseases of Greatest Concern to Growers While diseases of concern may vary from orchard to

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Holcus Leaf Spot (PPFS-AG-C-06) Holcus leaf spot, a bacterial disease, can be seen sporadically in Kentucky cornfields.  It can be challenging to diagnose because damage from certain contact herbicides, such as paraquat, can mimic holcus spot.  This new publication describes

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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

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Diplodia Ear Rot (PPFS-AG-C-05) Diplodia ear rot of corn can reduce yield and grain quality by damaging kernels, lowering grain test weight, and reducing grain fill. Incidence of affected ears in the field can vary from 1 to 2 percent

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