Monthly Archives: October 2019

Management of Soybean Cyst Nematode Starts with Soil Sampling this Fall or Spring

The soybean cyst nematode (SCN) (Figure 1) causes greater annual yield losses in Kentucky than any other pathogen of soybean.  The last time a formal survey was conducted by the University of Kentucky in 2006 and 2007, approximately 76% of

Posted in Grains

Awooo! Wolf Spiders of Kentucky

Wolf spiders get a bad rap. They are common spiders, found under logs and rocks, as well as in open areas. They are also active hunters, meaning that they don’t spin a web like some of their more famous relatives.

Posted in Household Pests

If the Glove Doesn’t Fit (the job!), You Must Quit

Many pesticides require the use of gloves during one or more pesticide-handling or early-entry operations in order to reduce pesticide exposure. Often, it is our hands that are most likely to become contaminated when handling pesticides. But different pesticides may

Posted in Pesticide Topics

EPA Proposes an Update to the WPS Application Exclusion Zone Regulations

The EPA has proposed changes to the Worker Protection Standard (WPS) pesticide Application Exclusion Zone (AEZ) requirements. The changes would improve enforcement and simplify requirements for pesticide applicators on farms in complying with AEZ regulations. The Application Exclusion Zone requirement,

Posted in Uncategorized

Poinsettia Diseases (PPFS-GH-06)

Poinsettias grown for Christmas sales are vulnerable to various destructive diseases that may develop anytime during production, from propagation to sales.  This fact sheet discusses some of the fungal and bacterial diseases that can infect greenhouse-grown poinsettias, including symptoms, cause,

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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 October 1 to October 29, 2019. Diagnostic samples of agronomic crops have included soybean stem borer on soybean; Pythium

Posted in Plant Disease Diagnostic Lab

Peach Leaf Curl

Peach leaf curl results in disfigured leaves during spring and summer; twigs and fruit may also become infected. Successful management of peach leaf curl begins in fall or early spring, even though symptoms are not seen until leaves emerge. Peach

Posted in Fruit