Yearly Archives: 2019

Disrupt Vegetable Pests with Prompt Fall Sanitation

Although the weather this summer feels like we are moving from summer back into summer, the first frosts of fall are approaching, and production for many vegetable fields has run its course. Producers are wrapping up their field season, and

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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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Corn Earworm Outbreaks in Industrial Hemp in Kentucky: September – 2019

Helicoverpa zea (formerly Heliothis zea) is an insect that affects many crops and is known with different common names, depending on the crop it affects: cotton bollworm, soybean podworm, tomato fruitworm, or corn earworm. The larva of this noctuid moth

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The Red Velvet Ant: Not Delicious nor Cuddly

Velvet ants are striking insects; they are memorable and interesting due to their fuzzy appearance and bright coloration. Their name is a bit of a misnomer though; they are not actually ants at all but are wasps. Their family name

Posted in Human Pests

Backyard Fruit Disease & Pest Management Cultural Guides Get a Name Change

The four Backyard Fruit Disease & Pest Management Using Cultural Practices (with Low Spray, No Spray & Organic Options) publications have been given new titles.  These guides, which were first introduced in 2015, are periodically reviewed to ensure the most

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Plant Disease Diagnostic Lab Highlights

The following plant disease highlights have been compiled from samples submitted to the University of Kentucky Plant Disease Diagnostic Laboratories from September 1-17, 2019. Diagnostic samples of agronomic crops have included summer black stem/leaf spot and anthracnose on alfalfa; Diplodia

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2019 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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