Monthly Archives: July 2022

Carolina Grasshopper Consumed Hemp Seedlings in High Tunnels

Description of Problem The current absence of rains has been affecting hemp transplants in Kentucky. In research plot transplants at the University of Kentucky Research and Education Center, more than 100 plants were lost out of nearly 600 hundred transplants.

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Insect & Mite Pests during Hot, Dry Weather

While this seems to be a typical year for many of our vegetable pests, there are three groups of arthropod pests that are more common with hot dry weather: spider mites, whiteflies, and thrips. For each of these pests, it

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Downy Mildew of Grape

Downy mildew is an important disease of commercial and backyard grapes in Kentucky. Warm, wet, humid weather conditions favor infection and disease development. When flowers, clusters, and shoots become infected by downy mildew, yield losses result. This disease may also

Posted in Fruit

Managing Mosquitoes in Kentucky

Mosquito season is in full swing throughout the Commonwealth. Mosquitoes are a perennial nuisance for which there is no easy answer. As summer continues, there will be lots of information (both good and bad) about what works and what doesn’t.

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Blossom End Rot (CCD-FS-11)

Blossom end rot is a physiological disorder common to many fruiting vegetable crops, especially tomatoes and peppers. Cucurbits, such as cucumber, squash, and watermelon, can also be affected. Physiological disorders are caused by non-living (abiotic) components. In the case of

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2022 Insect Trap Counts

Trap counts for major insect pests are provided by the Kentucky IPM Program. Traps are located at the UK Research and Education Center in western Kentucky and the UK Spindletop Farm in Lexington.  Below are trap counts for the current

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Orchard Math 101: An Explanation of Proper Spray Calculations

Calculations for the application of fungicides and insecticides to commercial orchards are often complicated and can be downright confusing. While these mathematical exercises may leave many scratching their heads, they are critical to the success of a spray program. Over-application

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Powdery Mildew (PPFS-GEN-02)

Powdery mildew can affect numerous commercial and residential plants, including fruits, vegetables, ornamentals, and agronomic crops. Powdery mildew may adversely affect flowering, fruit development, plant vigor, and yields, although this disease rarely kills plants outright. Plants that become stressed by

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2022 Insect Trap Counts

Trap counts for major insect pests are provided by the Kentucky IPM Program. Traps are located at the UK Research and Education Center in western Kentucky and the UK Spindletop Farm in Lexington.  Below are trap counts for the current

Posted in Insect Trap Counts