Grain Crops Update

Grain Crops Update

Life in the Orchard


UK – Diseases of Fruit Crops & Ornamentals

fire blight on apple tree


spotted wing Drosophila in Kentucky

Apple Scout

New Resource: Apple Scout Website

The Extension publication, An IPM Scouting Guide for Common Problems of Apple in Kentucky, was first introduced in 2014 as an online/paper version. In order to improve access to this important scouting guide, a mobile website was developed. The Apple Scout Website ( is now available for grower, agent, and homeowner use. The website can be easily accessed from any phone, tablet, iPad, or computer.

This website provides users with the information available in the scouting guide publication. The home page allows visitors to select a major disease topic. Next, users can select from a menu of various diseases or pests to obtain more information and view images.


Information on Zika virus for KentuckiansFight the Bite

University of Kentucky entomologists have created a  website with current information about Zika and the mosquitoes that can potentially transmit the disease. You can visit the Zika site at: