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EPA Seeking Nominations for Rural Stakeholder Advisory Committee

The EPA is seeking nominations of persons willing to serve on the Farm Ranch and Rural Communities Federal Advisory Committee. This committee enables the EPA to build a relationship with agricultural stakeholders and rural communities to ensure the agency is

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An IPM Scouting Guide for Common Problems of High Tunnel and Greenhouse Vegetable Crops in Kentucky (ID-235)

Scouting and monitoring crops to determine potential problems before they result in serious economic loss is key to the Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach. This IPM guide was designed to aid in the identification of common problems encountered on vegetable

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Fighting Fungus Gnats

Fungus gnat fast facts Fungus gnats are flies that utilize damp soil to lay their eggs; once the eggs hatch, maggots will emerge to feed on fungi and organic matter Fungus gnats are annoying and may sometimes cause minor root

Posted in Household Pests

Soybean Cyst Nematode: A Potential Problem for Nurseries (ID-110)

Soybean cyst nematode (SCN) is a serious disease pest of soybean in Kentucky.  However, SCN also creates problems for field production nurseries when soils in ball-and-burlapped plants contain this nematode.  Some states will not allow nursery stock to be imported

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Management of Soybean Cyst Nematode Starts with Soil Sampling this Fall or Spring

The soybean cyst nematode (SCN) (Figure 1) causes greater annual yield losses in Kentucky than any other pathogen of soybean.  The last time a formal survey was conducted by the University of Kentucky in 2006 and 2007, approximately 76% of

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Awooo! Wolf Spiders of Kentucky

Wolf spiders get a bad rap. They are common spiders, found under logs and rocks, as well as in open areas. They are also active hunters, meaning that they don’t spin a web like some of their more famous relatives.

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If the Glove Doesn’t Fit (the job!), You Must Quit

Many pesticides require the use of gloves during one or more pesticide-handling or early-entry operations in order to reduce pesticide exposure. Often, it is our hands that are most likely to become contaminated when handling pesticides. But different pesticides may

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