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  1. Texas: Randall County Crops Tour, Canyon, Aug. 30

    August 30 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  2. Louisiana: Sweet Potato Field Day, Chase, Aug. 31

    August 31 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  3. California: Rice Field Day, Biggs, Aug. 31

    August 31 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  4. Georgia: Cotton/Peanut Research Field Day, Tifton, Sept. 7

    September 7 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  5. Tennessee: Cotton Tour Field Day, Jackson, Sept. 7

    September 7 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  6. Georgia Peanut Tour, Tifton, Sept. 13-15

    September 13 @ 8:00 am - September 15 @ 5:00 pm
  7. West Texas Agricultural Chemicals Institute Annual Conference, Lubbock, Sept. 13

    September 13 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  8. Tennessee: Soybean Disease Field Day, Milan, Sept. 13

    September 15 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  9. California: Rice Weed Course, Biggs, Sept. 16

    September 16 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  10. Michigan: Soybean Harvest Equipment Field Day, Edwardsburg, Sept. 16

    September 16 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  11. Missouri: Farm Lease Program, Sept. 20

    September 20 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  12. California Almond Conference, Sacramento, Dec. 6-8

    December 6 @ 8:00 am - December 8 @ 5:00 pm

Kentucky: Stripe Rust In Wheat

AaronT
By Lloyd Murdock, Extension Soils Management, University of Kentucky March 1, 2012

Scientists in Arkansas are really sounding the alarm about the unusually early and extensive appearance of stripe rust in wheat. Based on our mild winter, it is very likely that stripe rust has overwintered in KY, too, but I do not know the extent. It is a very easy disease to identify and it would be prudent to scout your fields for the disease now

Scientists in AR are recommending (and I concur) that growers finding stripe rust at any level may want to add a fungicide to the mix as they go over the field to apply any early insecticide and/or herbicide sprays. Most modern fungicides are very effective against wheat rusts. The fungicide, tebuconazole (Folicur and generic products), is extremely effective against rust diseases and the cost is very low. This is one case where an early application of a fungicide could be helpful (assuming stripe rust is observed!).

AaronT
By Lloyd Murdock, Extension Soils Management, University of Kentucky March 1, 2012