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Kentucky: The Economic Value of Applying Fall Poultry Litter

Kentucky: The Economic Value of Applying Fall Poultry Litter

👤By Jordan Shockley, University of Kentucky Assistant Extension Professor 🕔Nov 28, 2017

Spring application of poultry litter is ideal for maximizing the economic value of poultry litter but faces challenges that include wet soil conditions, lack of time to spread litter near planting, and availability of poultry litter in the spring. Therefore,

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Kentucky Corn, Soybeans: Recommendations for Late Season Harvest

Kentucky Corn, Soybeans: Recommendations for Late Season Harvest

👤By Sam McNeill, University of Kentucky Extension Agricultural Engineer 🕔Nov 21, 2017

Estimates indicate that nearly 10% of the corn crop and 30% of the soybean crop in Kentucky are yet to be harvested, which is behind previous years but typically seen across the US grain belt this year. Field drying has

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Kentucky Corn, Soybeans Still on Record-Level Path

Kentucky Corn, Soybeans Still on Record-Level Path

👤From University of Kentucky Extension 🕔Nov 10, 2017

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) released the November Crop Production report today, showing continued possibilities of a record corn yield and record yield and production for soybeans. “If realized, this would be the highest corn

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Kentucky Grains: Timing, Price Awareness Critical to Crop Marketing

Kentucky Grains: Timing, Price Awareness Critical to Crop Marketing

👤By Katie Pratt, University of Kentucky 🕔Nov 1, 2017

Grain markets this fall are suggesting producers should store their corn and soybeans. The question is whether storage is going to pay off. “As fall progresses, producers need to know their break-even price, have patience and watch the local markets

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Kentucky Soybeans: Partially Flooded Fields – What Should You Do?

Kentucky Soybeans: Partially Flooded Fields – What Should You Do?

👤By Chad Lee, University of Kentucky Extension Specialist 🕔Oct 18, 2017

Recent rains partially flooded several soybean fields across Kentucky. The risk of damage to soybeans is more of a concern for green plants. Soybeans that were brown or tan are less likely to be damaged. The following are some general

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Kentucky: Grain Storage – Tips on Alternative Methods

Kentucky: Grain Storage – Tips on Alternative Methods

👤By Sam McNeill, University of Kentucky Extension Specialist 🕔Oct 18, 2017

High corn and soybean yields, a large carryover from 2016 and transportation challenges have combined to put pressure on grain markets this fall. Many farmers are looking at every available storage option. Some have added grain bins to their existing

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Kentucky Wheat: Making Fall Planting Decisions

Kentucky Wheat: Making Fall Planting Decisions

👤By Greg Halich, University of Kentucky Ag Economist 🕔Sep 27, 2017

Kentucky grain farmers are harvesting corn and are getting to the point where they will decide if and how much wheat they will plant this fall.  The main changes this year are a modest increase in wheat prices, a small

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Kentucky: Soybean Stem Borer May Cause Problems During Harvest, Reduce Yields

Kentucky: Soybean Stem Borer May Cause Problems During Harvest, Reduce Yields

👤By Raul Villanueva and Yaziri Gonzalez, University of Kentucky Extension Entomologists 🕔Sep 20, 2017

Biology & Phenology of Dectes Stem Borer in Kentucky The adult Dectes stem borer, Dectes texanus texanus (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae), is a long horned beetle approximately 3/8 inch long and gray in color. It has long, slender antennae that can be one and

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Kentucky Soybeans: Be on Lookout for Soybean Rust in Late Maturing Fields

Kentucky Soybeans: Be on Lookout for Soybean Rust in Late Maturing Fields

👤By Carl Bradley, University of Kentucky Extension Plant Pathologist 🕔Sep 13, 2017

With soybean rust being observed in late August in Giles County, Tennessee (south-central TN), and with Hurricanes Harvey and Irma potentially carrying and depositing spores of the soybean rust fungus along its path, the detection of soybean rust in Kentucky

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Kentucky: Avoid Making Cover Crops a Pest

Kentucky: Avoid Making Cover Crops a Pest

👤By Travis Legleiter, University of Kentucky Extension Weed Scientist 🕔Sep 6, 2017

The use of cover crops in Kentucky is on the rise with more farmers looking to gain an edge wherever they can. Cover crops have many benefits including keeping soils in place over winter, improving soil quality, and in some

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