Monthly Archives: November 2019

Some Principles of Fungicide Resistance (PPFS-MISC-02)

Fungicides are important tools in modern crop production. Unfortunately, one of the risks of using these products is that fungi sometimes develop resistance to them. Resistance development is a concern because the products may become less effective—or even useless—for controlling

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Emerging Virus Threat to Greenhouse Tomato and Pepper Production

Within the last several days, USDA has issued new guidance on an emerging viral disease of tomato and pepper (link).   Tomato brown rugose fruit virus (ToBRFV) is a new tobamovirus (in the tobacco mosaic virus family) first documented in Israel

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Woolly Apple Aphids Come and Go, But Don’t Really Leave!

There are several species of aphids attacking apples, and among them, woolly apple aphid is the most difficult to manage. Unlike other aphids, this species attacks trees above and below ground, but it is the damage you don’t see that

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Bacterial Canker of Tomato (PPFS-VG-06)

Bacterial canker is a potentially serious disease of tomato that can occur in commercial plantings and residential gardens. This infectious disease is capable of spreading rapidly, resulting in devastating losses. In addition, the pathogen can be difficult to eradicate once

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EPA Seeking Nominations for Rural Stakeholder Advisory Committee

The EPA is seeking nominations of persons willing to serve on the Farm Ranch and Rural Communities Federal Advisory Committee. This committee enables the EPA to build a relationship with agricultural stakeholders and rural communities to ensure the agency is

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An IPM Scouting Guide for Common Problems of High Tunnel and Greenhouse Vegetable Crops in Kentucky (ID-235)

Scouting and monitoring crops to determine potential problems before they result in serious economic loss is key to the Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach. This IPM guide was designed to aid in the identification of common problems encountered on vegetable

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Fighting Fungus Gnats

Fungus gnat fast facts Fungus gnats are flies that utilize damp soil to lay their eggs; once the eggs hatch, maggots will emerge to feed on fungi and organic matter Fungus gnats are annoying and may sometimes cause minor root

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Soybean Cyst Nematode: A Potential Problem for Nurseries (ID-110)

Soybean cyst nematode (SCN) is a serious disease pest of soybean in Kentucky.  However, SCN also creates problems for field production nurseries when soils in ball-and-burlapped plants contain this nematode.  Some states will not allow nursery stock to be imported

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