Impatiens downy mildew widespread in Kentucky

A new disease affecting a popular bedding and container plant will likely change the look of Kentucky gardens for years to come, said Nicole Ward Gauthier, extension plant pathologist for the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment.

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Webinar: Protecting Kids from Pests and Pesticides

Pests and pesticides pose risks to the nearly 60 million children and staff who spend time in our nation’s schools. EPA recommends that schools use an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach to reduce pesticide exposure in schools. Implementing IPM can help address the economic and health related issues caused by pests and pesticides. Sign up today for this free webinar and get new insight on putting IPM into practice in your school or district. This is part of the nine-part EPA Sensible Steps to Healthier School Environments series.

Tomato russet mite found in Georgia

In Southeast Farm Press

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A microscopic insect typically not found in Georgia could be a problem for the state’s tomato growers. It has been detected in the south-central part of the state. Growers need to take precautions to defend against it.

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Kudzu bug is forcing soybean growers to practice IPM

From Southeast Farm Press

By Jim Langcuster, Alabama Cooperative Extension System

While it’s not the end of the world for producers, the presence of the kudzu bug on Alabama soybeans represents a new departure for growers in terms of pest management, says one expert.

To put it another way, with the advent of this pest, soybean insect control has grown more challenging and complex, he says.

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