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A University of Kentucky entomology student has developed a list of bee-friendly trees and shrubs for the Ohio Valley region. The list can help homeowners, who have a desire to participate in bee conservation efforts, find the right plants for their yards.

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A mild winter can have its downsides. One is that more ticks probably survived than normal. The result is more hungry ticks out earlier than usual, according to Lee Townsend, extension entomologist in the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment.

Typically, warm weather brings ticks out of hiding to find the blood meal they need to continue their life cycle. In the past two weeks, Townsend has received calls about ticks on both people and pets.

The Kentucky Forest Leadership Program, June 4-9, provides learning experiences in forestry, entomology and wildlife for students entering their junior or senior year of high school.

UK wheat specialists helped growers learn how to access potential freeze damage before it appears in the field during the emergency training.

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