Remember West Nile Virus?

Mosquito trapping and testing is underway in many states, including Kentucky, as part of overall public health programs. The relatively mild winter of 2016-2017 favored greater survival of species, such as the house mosquito complex, that overwinter as adults. In

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Featured Publication

Relative Effectiveness of Various Chemicals for Disease Control of Ornamental Plantings (PPFS-GEN-13) The Southern Nursery Integrated Pest Management (SNIPM) working group is comprised of Extension professionals from several southern states, including Kentucky.  The SNIPM group collaborates on multi-state nursery crop

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2017 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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Update on Southern Rust of Corn

Southern rust of corn (caused by the fungus, Puccinia polysora) caused yield losses on several acres of corn in Kentucky during 2016, which raised awareness of this disease going into the 2017 growing season.  The southern rust pathogen does not

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Vegetable Diseases to Scout for: Bacterial Spot of Pepper

Kentucky vegetable growers should be on the lookout for bacterial spot of pepper this week. As the most common disease of pepper in Kentucky, homeowners or growers not actively using preventative practices will likely experience at least some bacterial spot.

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Black Rot of Grapes

Black rot is a common disease of grapes in Kentucky. Due to the prevalence of this disease, it is also one of the most economically important diseases of grapes.  Black rot can affect all young, developing, above ground plant tissues.

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Increasing Spotted Wing Drosophila

Spotted wing drosophila (SWD) activity is increasing based on positive samples from several western, southern, and central Kentucky counties. We are still collecting negative samples from some counties, including farms in the same counties where other farms have been positive

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