About krjack4

Extension Agent for Horticulture Serving home gardeners and Green Industry professionals, including commercial fruit & vegetable producers. Advisor to: Christian County Master Gardener Association; Downtown Hopkinsville Farmers Market.

Honey Bee Swarms

Throughout the month of May is prime swarm season for honey bees. If you are a bee keeper you might be very excited about this. Otherwise, the thought of a swarm of bees ascending in your yard can be quite intimidating. Have no fear, swarms of bees tend to be very docile as they are on a mission to find a new home.

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Plant Disease Resistant Cultivars

Do you have problems with fire blight, black spot, powdery mildew, Fusarium wilt, early blight, and late blight?  If this is the case, plant disease resistant varieties this year! Sure old time favorites are what you are used to but try something different with them this year.   Mail order catalogues promise a bountiful harvest of fruits and vegetables without much work, but we all know that isn’t how it works.  However, there is one thing that we can do easily that will save us a lot of hassle this summer, variety selection. 

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What’s Eating Your Evergreens?

Is something devouring your evergreens? Look closely, the culprit may be camouflaged and right in front of you! Bagworms are caterpillars that make distinctive spindle-shaped bags on a variety of trees and shrubs throughout Kentucky. They attack both deciduous trees and evergreens, but are especially damaging to juniper, arborvitae, spruce, pine and cedar.

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Mossy Lawns

Moss in a lawn is not necessarily a bad thing. Usually moss becomes established in lawn areas where turf is thin or nonexistent. This may be a shady or full-sun site that remains wet for long periods of time. Areas with poor surface drainage, like low spots that collect water, or poor air circulation found next to buildings or wooded lots may also have moss. In these cases, it is not so much that the moss is crowding out the grass but rather the moss is filling in as the grass thins out.

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Summer and Fall Lawn Care

On Wednesday, April 28, the Horticulture Webinar Wednesdays presents a training on Summer and Fall Lawn Care with Ray Tackett, UK Horticulture Agent in Bourbon County. The webinar begins at 12:30 pm EST/ 11:30 am CST.

Register for the meeting here: https://tinyurl.com/UKYHortWebWed21

See what other webinars are coming this season here: https://kentuckyhortnews.com/horticulture-webinar-wednesdays/season-two/
View Season One webinars here: https://kentuckyhortnews.com/horticulture-webinar-wednesdays/season-one/

Growing and Caring for Begonias

On Wednesday, April 28, the Horticulture Webinar Wednesdays presents a training on Growing and Caring for Begonias with Jamie Dockery, UK Horticulture Agent in Fayette County. The webinar begins at 12:30 pm EST/ 11:30 am CST.

Register for the meeting here: https://tinyurl.com/UKYHortWebWed21

See what other webinars are coming this season here: https://kentuckyhortnews.com/horticulture-webinar-wednesdays/season-two/
View Season One webinars here: https://kentuckyhortnews.com/horticulture-webinar-wednesdays/season-one/

Japanese Art of Kokedama

On Wednesday, April 28, the Horticulture Webinar Wednesdays presents a training on the Japanese Art of Kokedama with Sharon Flynt, UK Horticulture Agent in Scott County. The webinar begins at 12:30 pm EST/ 11:30 am CST.

Register for the meeting here: https://tinyurl.com/UKYHortWebWed21

See what other webinars are coming this season here: https://kentuckyhortnews.com/horticulture-webinar-wednesdays/season-two/
View Season One webinars here: https://kentuckyhortnews.com/horticulture-webinar-wednesdays/season-one/

Growing Great Tomatoes

On Wednesday, April 28, the Horticulture Webinar Wednesdays presents a training on Growing Great Tomatoes with Susan Fox, UK Agriculture Agent in Lyon County. The webinar begins at 12:30 pm EST/ 11:30 am CST.

Register for the meeting here: https://tinyurl.com/UKYHortWebWed21

See what other webinars are coming this season here: https://kentuckyhortnews.com/horticulture-webinar-wednesdays/season-two/
View Season One webinars here: https://kentuckyhortnews.com/horticulture-webinar-wednesdays/season-one/

Common Vegetable Diseases

On Wednesday, April 28, the Horticulture Webinar Wednesdays presents a training on Common Vegetable Diseases with Adam Leonberger, UK Horticulture Agent in Franklin County. The webinar begins at 12:30 pm EST/ 11:30 am CST.

Register for the meeting here: https://tinyurl.com/UKYHortWebWed21

See what other webinars are coming this season here: https://kentuckyhortnews.com/horticulture-webinar-wednesdays/season-two/
View Season One webinars here: https://kentuckyhortnews.com/horticulture-webinar-wednesdays/season-one/