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University of Kentucky Vegetable IPM Hotline

Extension specialists at the University of Kentucky have introduced a new resource for vegetable producers, the Vegetable IPM Hotline (Figure 1). Each Tuesday, a new message will be available that provides information on vegetable crops, chemical updates, and information about

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Brown Marmorated Stink Bug Survey for Producers

As part of a national effort to combat brown marmorated stink bug, UK entomologists are conducting a survey of producers to assess the current situation with this invasive pest. I want to thank those who have encouraged growers to complete

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2019 IPM Training School

The 2019 IPM Training School is scheduled for March 6 at the Christian County Extension Office, Hopkinsville. Seven UK specialists will be talking about weed control, pasture, cover crop, soil nitrogen cycle, corn and soybean diseases, scouting techniques, and soybean

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New Resource: Bramble Scout Website

The publication An IPM Scouting Guide for Common Problems of Brambles in Kentucky was first introduced in 2018 as an online/paper version. In order to improve access to this important scouting guide, a mobile website was developed. The Bramble Scout website

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USDA Releases the Update to the National Road Map for Integrated Pest Management

Last month, the USDA released the first update of the National Road Map for Integrated Pest Management (IPM) since 2013. This is the second update since its inception in 2003. The National Road Map helps to prioritize IPM research, technology

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New Resource: Solanaceous Crops Scouting Guide Website

The publication An IPM Scouting Guide for Common Pests of Solanaceous Crops in Kentucky was first introduced in 2011 as an online PDF/paper version. In order to improve access to this important scouting guide, the Veggie Scout website was developed.

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Introducing the KY Veggie Diseases Facebook Page

Kentucky Vegetable Diseases are now on Facebook. This page (Figure 1) provides information for homeowners, growers, and Extension agents about the catastrophic, weird, disgusting, and unique diseases that can impact Kentucky vegetables. Additional content will provide insights into field and

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