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Kentucky Corn: Southern Rust – What You Should Know

Kentucky Corn: Southern Rust – What You Should Know

👤By Carl Bradley, University of Kentucky 🕔Jun 21, 2017

Southern rust of corn (caused by the fungus, Puccinia polysora) caused yield losses on several acres of corn in Kentucky during 2016, which raised awareness of this disease going into the 2017 growing season.  The southern rust pathogen does not

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Protecting Pollinators from Pesticides – 3 Tips to Keep in Mind

Protecting Pollinators from Pesticides – 3 Tips to Keep in Mind

👤By Ric Bessin, Extension Entomologist, University of Kentucky 🕔May 31, 2017

Honey bees and other pollinators are as much a part of agriculture as cattle and corn. We hear a lot about protecting pollinators, as we should, since losses of honey bees since 2006 have been at unacceptable and unsustainable levels.

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Kentucky Alfalfa: Watch for Post-Harvest Alfalfa Weevil Damage

Kentucky Alfalfa: Watch for Post-Harvest Alfalfa Weevil Damage

👤By Lee Townsend, University of Kentucky 🕔May 10, 2017

The 2017 alfalfa weevil population is winding down, but some are taking their last bites before leaving fields. The few late-developing larvae, along with newly emerged adults, can feed on stems, crowns, and shoots produced after harvest. Surviving larvae may

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Kentucky: UK Wheat Field Day, Princeton, May 9

Kentucky: UK Wheat Field Day, Princeton, May 9

👤By Colette Laurent, University of Kentucky 🕔May 4, 2017

The annual UK WHEAT FIELD DAY is slated for Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at the UK Research Farm in Princeton. (1205 Hopkinsville St., Princeton, KY 42445).  Registration will begin at 8:00 am (CDT) and the trailers will load at 8:45

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Kentucky Small Grains, Corn: Scout Your Fields for True Armyworms

Kentucky Small Grains, Corn: Scout Your Fields for True Armyworms

👤By Raul Villanueva, University of Kentucky 🕔Apr 26, 2017

During the week of April 15 to 21, 2017, there were 301 (Princeton) and 4 (Lexington) captures of true armyworm (Mythimna unipuncta) moths in pheromone-based traps in those locations. For Princeton, this is a 1/3 fold increase in 1 week,

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Kentucky Wheat: Spraying for Fusarium Head Blight – How Late is Too Late?

Kentucky Wheat: Spraying for Fusarium Head Blight – How Late is Too Late?

👤By Carl Bradley, University of Kentucky 🕔Apr 26, 2017

Much of the wheat crop in Kentucky has headed out and is flowering.  Stripe rust is now present in many Kentucky counties on susceptible varieties, and according to the Fusarium Head Blight Prediction Center, the current risk of Fusarium head

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Kentucky Wheat: Fungicide Application for Protection Against Scab

Kentucky Wheat: Fungicide Application for Protection Against Scab

👤By Carl Bradley, University of Kentucky 🕔Apr 24, 2017

Just like the porridge in the “Goldilocks and the Three Bears” story, there is a “just right” timing for when to apply a fungicide for protection against Fusarium head blight (a.k.a. scab) of wheat. That “just right” timing is the

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Kentucky: Reducing Pesticide Drift

Kentucky: Reducing Pesticide Drift

👤By Lee Townsend, University of Kentucky 🕔Apr 19, 2017

Drift is the uncontrolled movement of a pesticide away from its target area. Drift can damage susceptible off-target sites (plants, animals, etc.), reduces pest control (which wastes the pesticide and money), and contaminates the environment (water pollution and illegal pesticide

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Kentucky Wheat: Where’s the Freeze Damage?

Kentucky Wheat: Where’s the Freeze Damage?

👤By Carrie Knott, University of Kentucky 🕔Apr 12, 2017

I doubt there has been a case where I have been so happy to say “I WAS WRONG!”. Now that we have had a little more than a month since the 2017 freeze events, many -myself included- are left wondering:

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Kentucky: 6 Alfalfa Weevil Control Considerations – Odds And and Ends

Kentucky: 6 Alfalfa Weevil Control Considerations – Odds And and Ends

👤By Lee Townsend, University of Kentucky 🕔Apr 5, 2017

This seems to be a banner year for the alfalfa weevil, at least in some regions of the state. Here are some things to consider for effective weevil control: 1. There is no indication that insecticide resistance should be an

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