Recent Fungicide Changes in ID-36, Vegetable Production Guide for Kentucky

The new version of Vegetable Production Guide for Commercial Growers, 2020-21 (ID-36) is now available as a PDF online and is on its way to county Extension offices Commonwealth-wide. Here is a summary of the major disease management-related changes from

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An Alfalfa Disease Calendar (PPA-44)

This calendar was created to assist producers and agricultural professionals improve alfalfa production.  Knowing when to expect certain diseases can help with timely management.  While infectious diseases do not follow a calendar per se, and it is not possible to

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2020 IPM Training School

The 2020 IPM Training School will be held on March 12 in the conference room of the recently renovated University of Kentucky Research and Education Center, 348 University Drive (new street address), Princeton, KY 42445. Six UK specialists from the

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Considering the Environment in the Maintenance of Your Kentucky Lawn (ID-222)

Lawns are not only aesthetically important; they have many environmental benefits, as well.  While maintaining lawns using 100 percent environmentally friendly practices may not be possible, it is possible to have a high quality lawn while also reducing the impact

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Submitting Plant Specimens for Disease Diagnosis (PPFS-GEN-09)

The accurate diagnosis of a plant problem is critical to knowing what strategies will be needed for current management and/or prevention of future problems.  When diagnostic assistance is needed, Kentucky homeowners and commercial growers can submit plant samples to their

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Two Additional Insecticides Are Registered under Section 24(c) to Manage Insect Pests on Hemp in Kentucky

Two additional products recently received Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approval under State Local Need Section 24(c) registrations for use against insect pests on hemp. These are Gemstar, a naturally occurring nucleopolyhedrovirus (HzSNPV), and Agree WG, a biological insecticide effective against

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Third Annual National Pesticide Safety Education Month – February 2020

February is National Pesticide Safety Education month. This is a time to reinforce the core principals of safe and responsible pesticide use for many audiences. Pesticides are key tools used to manage a diverse group of pests, diseases, and weeds.

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