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Announcing the University of Kentucky 2020 Fall Crop Protection Webinar Series

The University of Kentucky has organized five webinars on field crop protection topics that will be hosted through the Southern Integrated Pest Management Center starting on November 10. These weekly webinars will cover topics such as new research on foliar

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Covid, Commercial Applicators CEUs, and EPA Opportunities

The Covid-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc with typical Continuing Education Units (CEU) opportunities, as well as testing for commercial applicators. Some meetings have been cancelled and others have gone on-line. For many, the on-line meetings provide opportunities to get CEU

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Plant Disease Diagnostic Lab Operations Update

The University of Kentucky Extension Plant Pathology Team would like to provide the following updated guidelines for managing Plant Disease Diagnostic Lab operations during COVID-19 and the re-opening phases in Kentucky. Lexington PDDL Laboratory Until further notice, operations of the

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Beware of Unsolicited Gifts (Seeds)!

People in several states, including several residents in Kentucky, have received unsolicited small packages of foreign seeds in the mail from China. Potentially these can pose a threat to Kentucky agriculture and the environment through the introduction of invasive plants

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A Grower’s Guide to Kentucky Hemp Production – Webinar

Unfortunately, last month’s hemp production workshops were cancelled as a result of COVID-19.  In efforts to bring the program to hemp growers across the state, UK hemp specialists will offer a revised format by Zoom on Tuesday May 5 from

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Plans for Plant Disease Diagnosis During the COVID-19 Threat

We, the members of the University of Kentucky Extension Plant Pathology Team, appreciate the high regard Kentuckians have for our plant diagnostic services.  Year-round, we work hard to support our fellow citizens in their diverse plant production systems. The COVID-19

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Kentucky Hort News

A new resource of FaceBook-ready, Twitter-tweetable, newsletter-compatible, and note-worthy articles for Kentucky county Extension agents can be found here. This site has five years of searchable articles submitted by Kentucky HORT and ANR agents that are ready for use. Additionally,

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A Grower’s Guide to Kentucky Hemp Production Workshops

A Grower’s Guide to Kentucky Hemp Production workshops will be provided in seven locations throughout the Commonwealth (Figure 1). These full day, educational programs include information on various aspects of hemp production in Kentucky. Topics such as regulatory and field

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2020 IPM Training School

The 2020 IPM Training School will be held on March 12 in the conference room of the recently renovated University of Kentucky Research and Education Center, 348 University Drive (new street address), Princeton, KY 42445. Six UK specialists from the

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Welcome Dr. Zachary Devries to UK Extension Entomology

Our new Extension entomologist, Dr. Zachary Devries, began work on December 16 in the Entomology Department at the University of Kentucky in Lexington. Zach replaces Dr. Mike Potter when he is scheduled to retire at the end of 2020.  Zach’s responsibilities

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2020 IPM Training School

The 2020 IPM training school is scheduled for March 12 at the Conference Room of the recently renovated University of Kentucky’s Research and Education Center, Princeton KY (348 University Drive, Princeton KY 42445). Updated information on corn diseases, weed control,

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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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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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