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Effective immediately (April 3, 2014), the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is expanding the list of regulated areas for the emerald ash borer (EAB) to include the entire Commonwealth of Kentucky. APHIS is taking this action in response to the detection of EAB in widely separated locations in Kentucky. APHIS previously regulated only a portion of Kentucky due to the establishment and enforcement of equivalent state quarantines. Kentucky, however, has rescinded its EAB quarantine, so APHIS is adding all of Kentucky to the APHIS list of regulated areas to prevent the spread of EAB to other states. Follow this link to the quarantine order.

Kentucky Bugs shows some insects and their relatives found in the Commonwealth


Extension Entomology Program Responsibilities

  • Ric Bessin: IPM coordinator, vegetables, fruit
  • Doug Johnson*: Corn, small grains, soybeans and stored grain
  • Patty Lucas*: IPM Specialist
  • Blake Newton: 4H and Youth Programs
  • Mike Potter: Structural pest control, urban, medical entomology
  • Lee Townsend: Tobacco, forages, veterinary entomology, horticulture and turf, and pesticide safety education

S-225 Ag Science North
Lexington, KY 40546-0091
Phone: (859) 257-5955
Fax: (859) 323-1120

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*Western Ky Research & Education Center
Princeton, KY 42445-0469
Phone: (270) 365-7541
Fax: (270) 365-2667

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