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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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Kentucky Wheat: Stripe Rust Moving North

Kentucky Wheat: Stripe Rust Moving North

👤By Carl Bradley, University of Kentucky 🕔Apr 5, 2017

Stripe rust, caused by the fungus Puccinia striiformis, was fairly prevalent in Kentucky wheat fields in 2016, and will likely make an appearance again in 2017.  Generally, the stripe rust fungus doesn’t survive Kentucky winters, but it can move into

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Kentucky Wheat: Options for Freeze Damaged Crops – Which Will Be Most Profitable?

Kentucky Wheat: Options for Freeze Damaged Crops – Which Will Be Most Profitable?

👤By Greg Halich, University of Kentucky 🕔Mar 29, 2017

A severe freeze in mid-March has likely damaged much of the wheat crop in Kentucky. The extent and severity of the damage will be better known one to two weeks after the freeze when baseline estimates can be made. Normally,

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Kentucky Wheat: True Armyworms Active Early

Kentucky Wheat: True Armyworms Active Early

👤By Raul Villanueva, University of Kentucky 🕔Mar 29, 2017

The true armyworm (Mythimna unipuncta) is one of the species of armyworms that feeds on small grains in spring in Kentucky. This species is different from fall armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperda). Fall armyworms overwinter in south Texas and Mexico; whereas true

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Kentucky: 2017 Corn Planting Recommendations

Kentucky: 2017 Corn Planting Recommendations

👤By Carrie Knott and Chad Lee, University of Kentucky 🕔Mar 29, 2017

Corn planting for much of Kentucky is quickly approaching. Given the mild winter, average soil temperatures across Kentucky for the month of March are approximately 51°F. This is similar to last year’s average soil temperature of 52°F for the same

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Kentucky Wheat: High Aphid Populations Likely Following Mild Winter

Kentucky Wheat: High Aphid Populations Likely Following Mild Winter

👤By Raul Villanueva, University of Kentucky 🕔Mar 22, 2017

Kentucky and the northeastern U.S. experienced a mild winter in 2017. To survive the low temperatures of winter, insects enter into diapause at a specific life stage (adult, larva, pupa or egg). Diapause is a process in which insects slow

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Kentucky Wheat: Estimated Yield Potential for Freeze Damaged Fields

Kentucky Wheat: Estimated Yield Potential for Freeze Damaged Fields

👤From University of Kentucky Extension 🕔Mar 17, 2017

After several nights with temperatures near or below 24°F the jointed stems of KY’s wheat crop are probably terminated by cold temperatures. We now have to decide what to do with our freeze damaged wheat crop. The first thing we

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