Monthly Archives: February 2018

Be Ready for the Alfalfa Weevil!

Alfalfa weevil is the key pest of the first cutting. Populations have been above normal over much of the state during the past 2 years, so it is important to be watchful this spring. High populations may last for 2

Posted in Forages

Pantry Pests

Indian meal moth is one of the most common stored product insect pests. The adults are small but distinctive 1/2-inch long moths. Two-thirds of the front pair of wings is reddish-brown while the remaining third is light gray (Figure 1).

Posted in Household Pests

Physoderma Brown Spot (PPFS-AG-C-07)

Physoderma brown spot can be a striking foliar disease that is periodically observed in field corn in Kentucky. While this fungal disease does not generally result in yield loss, some hybrids are more susceptible than others. This publication describes the

Posted in Featured Publications

2018 IPM Training School March 7

The annual IPM Training School is next week. Because of the construction at the UK Research and Education Center (UKREC) in Princeton, we have moved the meeting to the Christian County Extension Office in Hopkinsville. Next year we will be

Posted in Announcements

Comment Period for Reassessment of Neonicotinoid Insecticides Extended

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has extended the comment period for the recently released neonicotinoid risk assessments until April 20, 2018. This is an opportunity for the public to comment on the preliminary ecological and human health assessments for clothianidin,

Posted in Pesticide Topics

Possible Causes of Yellowing Alfalfa (PPFS-AG-F-10)

Alfalfa fields may periodically exhibit yellow foliage. This publication addresses several of the possible problems behind the yellowing, including leaf spot diseases, root rots, crown rots, potassium deficiency, poor nodulation, soil compaction, and potato leafhopper injury.  Symptom descriptions and color

Posted in Featured Publications

Insect Winter Survival Strategies – A Season of “Arrested Development”

Surviving Kentucky winters is a challenge for cold-blooded arthropods. A few species, such as the monarch butterfly, cede cold weather to the hardy and fly south for the winter. Those that remain use a state of arrested development called diapause

Posted in Misc. Topics