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2020 Corn and Soybean Fungicide Efficacy Guides Now Available

The 2020 fungicide efficacy tables for foliar diseases of corn and soybean, and for soybean seedling diseases have been updated and are now available through the Crop Protection Network website. These tables are updated annually based on data provided by

Posted in Grains

Fire Blight Alert and Risk Map Overview

Apple and pear trees are blooming across Kentucky. Infection by the fire blight bacterium occurs during bloom, thus, protectant antibiotics should be applied when risk is high. Risk for infection can be assessed using the Fire Blight Disease Prediction Model.

Posted in Fruit

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

Posted in Fruit

New Cucurbit Downy Mildew Forecasting Site

The National Cucurbit Downy Mildew Forecasting site  (Figure 1) has undergone a complete update, and growers requiring alerts will need to re-register. Growers can register for e-mail and/or text alerts when cucurbit downy mildew (CDM) has been found in proximity

Posted in Vegetables

Brown Marmorated Stink Bug Management Survey for Commercial Producers

A nationwide survey is currently underway to gather information from farmers and growers on the economic impact of the brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB) (Figure 1) on agriculture. The objective of the survey is to better provide commercial producers with

Posted in General Pests

Pest Control and COVID-19

The world is currently facing a pandemic with little historical precedence. In the face of this challenge, we cannot lose sight of the vital importance of proper pest management in protecting people, food, and structures. Therefore, to help individuals make

Posted in Pesticide Topics

Target Spot & Frogeye Leaf Spot of Field-grown Tobacco (PPFS-AG-T-07)

Target spot and frogeye leaf spot are the major fungal leaf spot diseases of tobacco grown in Kentucky.  These diseases may initially occur in greenhouse transplants, quickly becoming more severe when symptomatic plants are placed in the field.  Field infections

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