Strawberry Scout Website

The publication An IPM Scouting Guide for Common Problems of Strawberry in Kentucky was first introduced in 2016 as an online/paper version. In order to improve access to this important scouting guide, a mobile website was developed. The Strawberry Scout

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Section 18 for Sivanto Prime on Sweet Sorghum Approved for 2019

A Section 18 Emergency Exemption has been approved for Sivanto Prime to use on sweet sorghum against sugarcane aphid in 2019. This is the fourth year in a row that the Kentucky Department of Agriculture (KDA) has been able get

Posted in Grains, Pesticide Topics

“Wet Feet” of Ornamentals (PPFS-OR-W-04)

“Wet feet” is the common term for a condition that affects plant species intolerant of wet growing conditions.  This problem occurs when soils become saturated with water for prolonged periods, injuring roots.  Once root damage occurs, plants decline and may

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2019 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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Alternatives for Insect Control on Tobacco Transplants in Float Systems

Some tobacco transplant buyers have indicated that they will no longer permit any acephate applications to tobacco that they intend to purchase under contract. Acephate, sold as Orthene and under other generic brand names, is an older organophosphate insecticide and

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Fire Blight Alert and Risk Map Overview

Early cultivars of apple are in bloom in some southern Kentucky counties, while pear trees are in bloom across the state. Infection by the fire blight bacterium occurs during bloom, thus, protectant antibiotics should be applied when risk is high.

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Blackleg of Potato

Potatoes are often one of the first crops planted into the vegetable garden. However, growers and gardeners alike should be on the lookout for blackleg disease. This disease can occur in both commercial and homegrown potatoes. “Seed” potatoes may be

Posted in Vegetables