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Fire Blight Alert and Risk Map Overview

Apple are in bloom throughout Kentucky. Infection by the fire blight bacterium occurs during bloom, thus, protectant antibiotics should be applied when risk is high. Risk for infection can be assessed using the Fire Blight Disease Prediction Model. Growers can

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Apple Scab Picking on Kentucky Apple and Crabapple Trees

Apple scab is the most consistently serious disease of homegrown apple and flowering crabapple in Kentucky. The most noticeable losses on apple result from reduced fruit quality and from premature drop of infected fruit. Scab also causes a general weakening

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Fire Blight Alert and Risk Map Overview

Apple and pear are in bloom in many Kentucky counties. Infection by the fire blight bacterium occurs during bloom, thus, protectant antibiotics should be applied when risk is high. Risk for infection can be assessed using the Fire Blight Disease

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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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Fire Blight Alert and Risk Map Overview

Early cultivars of apple are in bloom in some southern Kentucky counties, while pear trees are in bloom across the state. Infection by the fire blight bacterium occurs during bloom, thus, protectant antibiotics should be applied when risk is high.

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Cedar-Apple Rust

Cedar-apple rust is the most common and economically important rust disease of apple in Kentucky.  The pathogen overwinters as galls on cedar and juniper. Removal of these pathogen sources on cedar can later reduce disease incidence on apple. Once apple

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Fire Blight Alert and Risk Map Overview

Apple and pear trees are approaching bloom, especially in southwestern Kentucky. Infection by the fire blight bacterium occurs during bloom, thus, protectant antibiotics should be applied when risk is high. Risk for infection can be assessed using the Fire Blight

Posted in Fruit