Across Kentucky – August 27, 2015

Feldhaus visits with UK grad student, Bernadette Mach, who is helping develop a list of the best tree and shrub plantings around homes that have the biggest impact on attracting bees. The “list” should be complete in the Spring of 2016 but she offers a couple of possibilities and suggests homeowners work...

Across Kentucky – August 26, 2015

A report on the research project underway to perfect a clover that will fit in to a typical residential lawn. UK turf researcher, Gregg Munshaw, says they’re developing a smaller-leafed clover that fits in, reduced the need for nitrogen fertilizer, and also attracts...

Across Kentucky – August 19, 2015

One UK turf researcher is beginning a project to examine white clover plantings as a way to reduce the need for fertilizer applications in some home lawns. An entomology specialist has asked that the study include the possible positive impacts that homeowners could have on strengthening pollinator...

Across Kentucky – August 6, 2015

Following up on the Aug 5 report, Feldhaus visits with UK Entomologist, Lee Townsend, who confirms that wood bee damage is a growing problem facing farmers and on occasion, homeowners with wood decks. He offers suggestions on a combination of treatments and management to prevent the problem in the first...

Across Kentucky – August 5, 2015

A feature report with Shane Wiseman, a Clark County farmer, who says that his tobacco barn is becoming structurally unstable and will need to be repaired or replaced; and he says this is a growing trend.  The cause he says is the wood bee, and so far in his area efforts to contain it aren’t all that...

Across Kentucky – August 8, 2014

The American Honey Princess, Elena Hoffman, will be spending several days in Kentucky during the state fair. State Apiarist, Tammy Horn, talks about that opportunity for fair go’ers, who can learn about the different styles and tastes of honey from various regions of the state and learn about honey’s...

Insecticide application timing vital to native bee conservation

BY KATIE PRATT Many homeowners may grimace at the sight of grubs, caterpillars or other pests lurking in their lawns, but understanding when and how to apply an insecticide to control these pests could have a big impact on native pollinator populations, according to a researcher from the University of...

Across Kentucky – July 16, 2013

A follow-up report on the ‘pollinator project’ to establish native species wildflower plots on Kentucky golf courses to help rejuvenate decreasing populations of native bees and butterflies in the state. Comments with UK Entomology professor Dan Potter and also with Kent Dornbrock, course superintendent...