University of Kentucky College of Agriculture

Horticulture

Fall 2014 Featured Information

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N E W ! Get Growing! Newsletter Topics include accidental invaders, upcoming classes, and small trees with big fall color.
N E W ! Beginner Beekeeping School 5 classroom sessions, 1 outdoor session. Fee $25 per person, $10 for 2nd family member. Register today!

N E W !  Pulaski Pollinator Garden Plant List

The pollinator garden was planted in 2014.  Plants include mainly natives with some non-natives mixed in.

N E W !  Emerald Ash Borer Information

Emerald ash borer has been detected in Pulaski County. It may be worth considering protecting highly valued ash trees.

Landscape Plants for Honeybees

             Plant List

I've been speaking at several KY bee schools (Allen Co, South East, and Bluegrass) on early- and late-flowering landscape plants for honey bees. This list is NOT all-inclusive. It is intended to give you some different ideas.
2014 Gardener's Toolbox classes

We are done with 2014.  New 2015 list of classes will be coming soon.

Farmers Market information

Three markets serve Pulaski County

Relevant publications

     Spotted Wing Drosophila impacts

     small fruits

This new pest has the ability to do serious damage to raspberries, blackberries, strawberries, and blueberries.  Here's a second pub. Commercial growers must take the necessary steps to control this pest.

News article for November 9, 2014 Stunning Black Gum for Home Landscapes

Archive of articles can be found here.

Brown Marmorated Stink Bug This is a new stink bug to Kentucky and is a known pest of fruit crops and vegetables. It's also a home invader.
UK's See Blue, Go Green Website from UK featuring how to be green in your home and garden (and other places)

Mobile Technology for Farmers

link to our 'Apps for Farmers' list

 

A list of some potentially handy apps for your mobile device
Pulaski County Home Gardening Blog

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Beekeeping in Kentucky

If you see a bee swarm, please contact me or a known beekeeper.  We have a number of beekeepers who will gladly collect it.

Our local bee association meets each month on the 3rd Monday at 7pm at the Extension office.  You don't have to keep bees to come and learn!

Tour the Children's Garden  

Virtual tour of the new Children's Garden at the Pulaski County Public LIbrary

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Beth Wilson

Beth Wilson, Pulaski County Horticulture Agent

BS in Computer Science, Transylvania, 1989

BS in Horticulture, UK, 1995

MS in Horticultural Science, NCSU, 1997

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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