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Welcome Dr. Jonathan Larson to UK Extension Entomology

Our new Extension entomologist, Dr. Jonathan Larson, began work on August 1 in the Entomology Department at the University of Kentucky in Lexington. Jonathan replaces Lee Townsend, who retired at the end of 2018.  His responsibilities will include Extension programs and applied

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UK Weed Science 2019 Palmer Amaranth Field Day

The University of Kentucky Weed Science program will be hosting a field day in Fulton County, Kentucky with a focus on the management of Palmer amaranth.  The field day will be held on July 16, 2019 from 9:30 AM to

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New Resource: Cucurbit Crops Scouting Guide Website

The publication An IPM Scouting Guide for Common Problems of Cucurbit Crops in Kentucky was first introduced in 2009 as an online PDF/paper version. In order to improve access to this important scouting guide, the Veggie Scout website was developed. The

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UK Weed Science to Host a Pair of Field Days at UKREC in Princeton

The University of Kentucky Weed Science Program will be hosting two field days at the UK Research and Educatoin Center (UKREC) in Princeton, Kentucky in 2019.  The Pest Management Field Day will be held on July 2, 2019 and the

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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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