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Ordering Seeds for Vegetable Gardens

Cool temperatures and the constant threat of snow may make it feel like spring couldn’t be further away, but planning for spring gardens begins during winter months when seeds are ordered. Looking through a seed catalog, store rack, or online

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Vegetable Diseases to Scout for: Tomato Spotted Wilt Virus

Tomato spotted wilt virus (TSWV) has caused more problems than usual this year, particularly in high tunnel tomato. This disease can affect tomato, pepper, potato, eggplant, lettuce, beans, and cucumber along with more than 170 other plant species. TSWV may

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Spider Mites Attacking Tomatoes this Summer

There have been a number of recent reports of two-spotted spider mites on tomatoes, both in high tunnel and field production.  Spider mites are favored by hot dry weather, and we have had several periods fitting this description since mid-April.

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Yellow-striped Armyworm Attacking Vegetables

One pest that is becoming more common is the yellow-striped armyworm. This pest has a wide host range and will feed on tomato, pepper, cole crops, and leafy vegetables. It is not specifically listed in the Vegetable Production Guide for

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Vegetable Diseases to Scout for: Southern Blight

Reports of southern blight have been coming in over the last several weeks, and 2016 looks to be a tough year for the disease. Southern blight, or basal stem rot as it is sometimes called, most commonly affects tomato, pepper,

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Vegetable Diseases to Scout for: Cucurbit Powdery Mildew

Cucurbit growers in Kentucky should scout their crops for powdery mildew this week. Powdery mildew is a common disease of all cucurbits that typically makes its first appearance near the middle of the growing season. The disease occurs in greenhouses

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Squash Vine Borer Active

Squash vine borer is active, with several reports from commercial producers and home gardeners. This pest often goes unnoticed until their larvae have done considerable damage to vines of summer squash, winter squash, and pumpkins. While UK Entomology is not

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