Monthly Archives: December 2021

Rotating Cut Flowers Within a Tomato High Tunnel Production System (CCD-FS-23)

High tunnels provide opportunities for season extension by granting early and late-season protection from cold temperatures. Tomato production is the most common and highest-valued vegetable crop grown in high tunnels. Incorporating another crop that can follow tomatoes in the same

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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

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Black Knot (PPFS-FR-T-04)

Black knot is a common, often serious, disease of plums and cherries in Kentucky.  Ornamental Prunus species, as well as wild plums and cherries, may also be affected.  This disease is aptly named for the conspicuous black knotty growths that form

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Hackberry Psyllids Popping Up Inside

Household pests Recently, UK Extension Entomology personnel have received inquiries about small insects that seem to have invaded homes through window screens and other narrow entrances. When samples of these trespassers were obtained, they turned out to be hackberry psyllids,

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Fundamental Principles of Plant Pathology for Agricultural Producers (PPA-41)

All crops grown in Kentucky have the potential to become diseased under the right conditions.  A plant is diseased when it is affected by some agent that interferes with its normal development.  Plant pathology, the study of plant diseases, can

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