Monthly Archives: July 2019

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 July 2-8, 2019. Diagnostic samples of agronomic crops have included Northern leaf blight and common rust on corn; Rhizoctonia

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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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Corn Disease Update

Time for foliar fungicide application decisions in corn Corn is moving through growth stages quickly, and the warm, humid weather in many parts of Kentucky has been conducive for foliar disease development. Fungicides are commonly promoted to reduce the impact

Posted in Grains

Hemp Greenhouse Sanitation: Cleaning Up Today May Keep Disease Away

Diseases are a major concern for greenhouse hemp growers, and they can be a factor that limits the profitable production of plants. The warm, humid greenhouse environment provides optimal conditions for reproduction of many pathogens. A good sanitation program can

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Vegetable Diseases to Scout for: Anthracnose of Cucurbits

Due to recent weather conditions and frequent pop-up thunderstorms, cucumber, cantaloupe, and watermelon growers in Kentucky should be aiming to manage anthracnose. Prevention, early identification, and management will help reduce plant losses. Here are the symptoms to look for, preventative

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Vegetable Diseases to Scout for: Cucurbit Powdery Mildew

Early reports of powdery mildew on cucurbit crops are beginning to come in from KY locations this week, so systemic fungicides should be incorporated into spray programs now for most effective disease management. Powdery mildew is a common disease of

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Spotted Wing Drosophila Numbers Increasing

Spotted wing drosophila (SWD) activity is on the rise with high numbers in several Kentucky counties. Some locations have trapped relatively high numbers needing control. This increase in activity is earlier than what we have experienced in preceding years and

Posted in Fruit

Backyard Tree Fruit Spray Guides

Apple and stone fruit production requires pest and disease management programs for quality fruit. Home orchards are no different. Homeowners, however, are generally more tolerant of aesthetic maladies or minor crop losses than commercial orchardists. Thus, homeowners may choose to

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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 July 2-8, 2019. Diagnostic samples of agronomic crops have included decline from shallow planting on corn; Lepto leaf

Posted in Plant Disease Diagnostic Lab

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

Posted in Insect Trap Counts

Boxwood Blight

Boxwood blight can be devastating to American boxwood cultivars, which are common in the Kentucky landscape. Complete defoliation can occur within a week and plants can die within a single growing season. Use of tolerant cultivars, cultural practices, and fungicides

Posted in Landscape Trees & Shrubs

Kentucky Department of Agriculture Provides Guidance on Hemp Pesticides

The Kentucky Department of Agriculture (KDA) last week released a statement on pesticide use for industrial hemp. This represents their guidance on the types of pesticide products that may be used for the production of industrial hemp. This guidance discusses

Posted in Pesticide Topics

Midwest Blueberry Production Guide (ID-210)

Blueberries are one of Kentucky’s emerging small fruit crops, with cultivated blueberry production acreage increasing annually.  As acreage increases, so does the need for growers to follow sound cultural practices.  The Midwest Blueberry Production Guide was written to aid both

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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 June 18 to June 25, 2019. Diagnostic samples of agronomic crops have included Lepto leaf spot, summer black stem,

Posted in Plant Disease Diagnostic Lab

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

Posted in Insect Trap Counts