Monthly Archives: February 2019

Recommendations for Starting Disease-Free Vegetable Transplants

Many home gardeners and commercial growers have placed their seed orders or have the seeds saved from last year safely tucked away. In the coming months it will be time to start those seeds in transplant trays. However, many vegetable

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What’s Wrong with My Taxus? (ID-52)

Taxus (yew) is an evergreen shrub commonly found in Kentucky landscapes. Numerous conditions can cause these shrubs to exhibit yellowing and browning symptoms. Taxus troubles can be the result of diseases, insects, or adverse growing conditions. Pinpointing the specific cause

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Hold on to Your Insecticide Sprays to Manage Aphids in Wheat in the Harsh Winter of 2019

Insecticide spray programs for aphid management should follow integrated pest management practices instead of calendar-based programs. In Kentucky, the rest of the USA, and many other parts of the world, calendar-based insecticide programs continue to be used due to ease

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Planning a Vegetable Garden

While it may seem like spring is a long way off, one way to ward off those winter blues is to starting planning for this year’s vegetable garden. There are many items to consider when planning a garden. The decisions

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Pesticide Storage and Cold Weather

Pesticides are a significant investment for many agricultural producers, and cold weather during storage can ruin some pesticides. Pesticides also must be stored properly and in a secured place to meet regulations and keep persons and the environment safe.  Winter

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