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Emerging Virus Threat to Greenhouse Tomato and Pepper Production

Within the last several days, USDA has issued new guidance on an emerging viral disease of tomato and pepper (link).   Tomato brown rugose fruit virus (ToBRFV) is a new tobamovirus (in the tobacco mosaic virus family) first documented in Israel

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Soybean Cyst Nematode: A Potential Problem for Nurseries (ID-110)

Soybean cyst nematode (SCN) is a serious disease pest of soybean in Kentucky.  However, SCN also creates problems for field production nurseries when soils in ball-and-burlapped plants contain this nematode.  Some states will not allow nursery stock to be imported

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EPA Proposes an Update to the WPS Application Exclusion Zone Regulations

The EPA has proposed changes to the Worker Protection Standard (WPS) pesticide Application Exclusion Zone (AEZ) requirements. The changes would improve enforcement and simplify requirements for pesticide applicators on farms in complying with AEZ regulations. The Application Exclusion Zone requirement,

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2018 Insect Trap Counts

Trap counts for major insect pests are provided by the Kentucky IPM Program. Traps are located at the UK Research and Education Center in western Kentucky and the UK Spindletop Farm in Lexington.  Below are trap counts for the current

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