Monthly Archives: January 2020

Considering the Environment in the Maintenance of Your Kentucky Lawn (ID-222)

Lawns are not only aesthetically important; they have many environmental benefits, as well.  While maintaining lawns using 100 percent environmentally friendly practices may not be possible, it is possible to have a high quality lawn while also reducing the impact

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Submitting Plant Specimens for Disease Diagnosis (PPFS-GEN-09)

The accurate diagnosis of a plant problem is critical to knowing what strategies will be needed for current management and/or prevention of future problems.  When diagnostic assistance is needed, Kentucky homeowners and commercial growers can submit plant samples to their

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Two Additional Insecticides Are Registered under Section 24(c) to Manage Insect Pests on Hemp in Kentucky

Two additional products recently received Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approval under State Local Need Section 24(c) registrations for use against insect pests on hemp. These are Gemstar, a naturally occurring nucleopolyhedrovirus (HzSNPV), and Agree WG, a biological insecticide effective against

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Third Annual National Pesticide Safety Education Month – February 2020

February is National Pesticide Safety Education month. This is a time to reinforce the core principals of safe and responsible pesticide use for many audiences. Pesticides are key tools used to manage a diverse group of pests, diseases, and weeds.

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Asian Giant Hornet Collected in Washington State

The Asian giant hornet, Vespa mandarinia, was collected at a farm in Blaine, Washington and the USDA has confirmed the identification.  Blaine, Washington is located in the northwestern corner of Washington on the Canadian border. This hornet specimen was found

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Damping-off of Vegetables and Herbaceous Ornamentals (PPFS-GEN-03)

Commercial growers and homeowners who grow their own transplants from seed should be mindful of damping-off, a disease that can cause seeds to fail to germinate, as well as the collapse of seedlings and young plants.  Damping-off can occur on

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Welcome Dr. Zachary Devries to UK Extension Entomology

Our new Extension entomologist, Dr. Zachary Devries, began work on December 16 in the Entomology Department at the University of Kentucky in Lexington. Zach replaces Dr. Mike Potter when he is scheduled to retire at the end of 2020.  Zach’s responsibilities

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EPA Approves Use of 10 New Pesticide Products for Hemp

Last Month, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that it has approved 10 pesticides for use on Hemp for the 2020 growing season. Nine of these products are biopesticides and one is a conventional pesticide. This expands the tools producers

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Ordering Seeds for Vegetable Gardens

Cool temperatures and gray days may make spring feel far away, but planning for vegetable gardens begins during winter months when seeds are ordered. Looking through a seed catalog, store rack, or online product offering, it’s easy to become overwhelmed

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Chemical Control of Turfgrass Diseases 2020 (PPA-1)

Turfgrasses under intensive management are often subject to outbreaks of infectious diseases.  Good turf management practices often greatly reduce the impact of disease by promoting healthy plants that are better able to resist infections. Even under good management, however, diseases

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