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

Posted in Fruit

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,

Posted in Plant Disease Diagnostic Lab

Featured Publication

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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Featured Publication

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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Greenhouse/High Tunnel Pest Management: Getting Off to a Clean Start

Controlling arthropod pests in greenhouses can be a challenge since these protected environments provide ideal conditions for development of some common plant pests. Additionally, the structure itself excludes natural enemies from attacking these pests, allowing their populations to develop more

Posted in Greenhouses/High Tunnels

Featured Publications

Fungicide Efficacy for Control of Grain Crop Diseases The following new publications are now available, providing growers with fungicide efficacy information pertinent to grain crop diseases.  These ratings were compiled by the North Central Regional Committee on Management of Small

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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

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Our Friends, the Compost Maggot

Several insects thrive in decaying organic matter, so compost bins usually provide all the resources that they need. Maggots are an important part of the nutrient recycling process. Black soldier fly maggots are among the most disturbing of the “decay

Posted in Landscapes

Pine Sawflies Are Active Now

Time to check for pine sawflies. Second generations of the redheaded and introduced pine sawfly are active now and can cause significant defoliation if not detected early. Female wasps insert their eggs into needles at the top of the tree,

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