Monthly Archives: December 2019

2020 IPM Training School

The 2020 IPM training school is scheduled for March 12 at the Conference Room of the recently renovated University of Kentucky’s Research and Education Center, Princeton KY (348 University Drive, Princeton KY 42445). Updated information on corn diseases, weed control,

Posted in Announcements

Buggy Gifts Inside the Christmas Tree

If your household celebrates Christmas and prefers to do it with a natural tree, you may end up bringing in more than just a beautiful evergreen. There are several kinds of insects and arachnids that may be hiding on the

Posted in Household Pests

Leaf Scorch and Winter Drying of Woody Plants

Leaf scorch occurs whenever water needed for growth and health of plant foliage is lost from leaves faster than it can be replaced from soil. Any factor that interferes with uptake or movement of water through plants cause water deficiency

Posted in Landscape Trees & Shrubs

A Profile of Commercial Apple Production in Kentucky

Apple production in Kentucky is small, from less than 1 acre to just over 40 acres, yet profitable. Cash value of Kentucky apple production is valued at $24.4 million to $40.6 million per year. Apple orchards are distributed throughout Kentucky,

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From Tree Thief to Holiday Tradition: The Story of Mistletoe

Once autumn leaves have fallen, mistletoe becomes highly visible on large trees throughout Kentucky. Phoradendron, the scientific name for Kentucky’s most common type of this parasitic plant, means tree thief. These small leafy plants are commonly found on twigs and

Posted in Forest Trees, Landscape Trees & Shrubs

Vegetable Production Guide for Commercial Growers, 2020-2021 (ID-36)

The latest version of the Extension publication, Vegetable Production for Commercial Growers (ID-36) is now available.  This comprehensive publication contains a wealth of information on commercial vegetable production and pest management, from variety selection to harvest and marketing considerations. Vegetable

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How Poinsettia Diseases Can Ruin the Holiday

Poinsettia are holiday decorations in public and personal spaces. No holiday décor is complete without at least one. However, numerous plant diseases can act as a Grinch to steal holiday cheer. Proper plant selection and maintenance are important for a

Posted in Ornamentals