Monthly Archives: December 2020

2021 IPM Training School

In anticipation of the continued gathering restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2021 IPM Training School will be livestreamed on March 10, 2021 via Zoom. The program will consist of a field crop session from 8:15 AM to 11:15

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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

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

Early Blight & Septoria Leaf Spot of Tomato – Disease Management for Commercial Growers

Early blight and Septoria leaf spot are the most common fungal diseases of tomato in Kentucky. Often occurring together, these diseases can significantly reduce yields during seasons with humid, wet weather. This newly released publication was created to assist commercial

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Dothistroma Needle Blight of Pine (PPFS-OR-W-25)

Dothistroma needle blight afflicts some pine species commonly planted in Kentucky landscapes, particularly Austrian and Mugo pines. This disease results in brown needles, which may or may not drop from branches, and unsightly trees. This fact sheet covers symptoms, cause,

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Common Diseases of Spruce in Kentucky (PPFS-OR-W-24)

Spruce trees, particularly blue spruce (Picea pungens) and Norway spruce (Picea abies), are popular landscape trees in Kentucky. Unfortunately, these trees present problems for homeowners when they show evidence of poor vigor, dieback, or needle drop.  This publication discusses the

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