Using varieties that have disease resistance and/or tolerance to certain weather conditions is a helpful tool for vegetable production, especially if you don’t plan to use pesticides.
Talk to your healthcare provider about health screenings to help prevent severe illness.
Wally Cat wants you to know what heart disease is and how to take care of your heart so you don't develop heart problems when you're older.
Keep up to date on food and drug recalls. Recent drug and food recalls include Mylan EpiPens, Aldi's peas, and Hunt's Chili Kits. Sign up for FDA recall alerts.
Pertussis, also known as whooping cough, is a contagious respiratory illness that can be passed on by people who don't even know they have whooping cough.
Use Integrated Pest Management techniques to help improve the quality of your garden and home-grown vegetables.
Keep up to date on Kentucky horticulture with the Kentucky State Horticulture Newsletter. Read about maintaining garden equipment over winter, Kentucky fruit diseases, spring gardening planning, and upcoming Kentucky horticulture events.
Recognize the strength of the research which states that red meat, and more so processed meat, increases a person's risk for cancer. Recognize too that there are a host of other substances or foods that also increase risk for cancer. Avoid processed meats as much as possible.
Bacterial wilt is carried and transmitted by cucumber beetles as they feed on plants. Bacterial wilt produces a sticky sap-like substance inside plants. This clogs the vascular system, causing plants to wilt and ultimately die.
Blotchy ripening of tomatoes is associated with cool, cloudy weather and potassium deficiency. Fruit cracking develops during periods of rainy weather. Blossom end rot — occurring early in the fruit development — is caused by uneven soil moisture which reduces the availability of calcium to the plant.