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Fire Blight Alert and Risk Map Overview

Many apple and pear trees 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

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Peach Leaf Curl

Peach leaf curl results in disfigured leaves during spring and summer; twigs and fruit may also become infected. Successful management of peach leaf curl begins in autumn even though symptoms are not seen until leaves emerge. Peach Leaf Curl Facts

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Mating Disruption for Codling Moth in Orchards

This spring, the Kentucky Horticultural Society worked with Pacific Biocontrol Corporation to register a mating disruption product for Kentucky. With this arrangement, Pacific Biocontrol submitted the application to the Kentucky Department of Agriculture and the Kentucky Horticultural Society paid the

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Fire Blight Alert and Risk Map Overview

Many apple and pear trees 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

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Brown Rot of Peach Fruit Trees

Abundant rainfall and warm temperatures can lead to an increase in the presence of brown rot on stone fruits (peach, cherry, plum, nectarine), which results in rotten, inedible fruit. Early season management can reduce initial sources of the fungus as

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Fire Blight Alert and Risk Map Overview

Apple trees are approaching bloom and many pear are in full 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

Posted in Fruit

Fire Blight Alert and Risk Map Overview

Apple trees are approaching bloom and many pear are in full 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

Posted in Fruit