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Update to Commodity Assignments in UK’s Extension Plant Pathology Team

Extension agents and stakeholders, please note that the UK Extension Plant Pathology Team has shifted several major responsibilities.  Going forward, those Extension responsibilities that directly affect crop producers and affiliated professions are listed below. Paul Vincelli: Turfgrasses and forest trees

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Welcome Dr. Kiersten Wise to the University of Kentucky

Dr. Kiersten Wise is the Department of Plant Pathology’s newest addition to the faculty (Figure. 1).  She is an Extension Plant Pathologist with responsibilities in field crops and is based out of the University of Kentucky Research and Education Center

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New Resource: Strawberry Scout Website

The publication “An IPM Scouting Guide for Common Problems of Strawberry in Kentucky” was first introduced in 2016 as an online/paper version. In order to improve access to this important scouting guide, a mobile website was developed. The Strawberry Scout

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Welcome New Entomology Staff Member

Jessica Van Erden joined the Entomology Department as Staff Assistant in February. She graduated from Western Kentucky University in May 2010 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing and a minor in Entrepreneurship. Prior to joining the Department of

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UK Wheat Production Field School: A Hands-on Training

The UK Wheat Science Group will offer hands-on training sessions on managing wheat in Kentucky.  The sessions will be held at UK Research and Education Center in Princeton (1205 Hopkinsville St) and are scheduled March 8 (Green-up) and April 26

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UK IPM Training

The 2017 Integrated Pest Management Training School is Wednesday, March 1, at the University of Kentucky Research and Education Center in Princeton. Speakers Speakers include specialists and agents with the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment and

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New Plant Pathology Website

The UK Department of Plant Pathology has launched its new website.  The link to the new homepage is As a result of this change, all webpages, along with many publications (particularly PPFSs fact sheets and some Midwest fruit publications),

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