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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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Kentucky Wheat: Emergency Freeze Damage Training, Princeton, March 21

Kentucky Wheat: Emergency Freeze Damage Training, Princeton, March 21

👤By Katie Pratt, University of Kentucky 🕔Mar 17, 2017

Recent freezing temperatures may have caused damage to Kentucky’s wheat crop. The University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment will host an emergency wheat freeze damage training to help producers assess potential damage and help them make appropriate

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Kentucky: Assessing Winter Wheat Freeze Damage

Kentucky: Assessing Winter Wheat Freeze Damage

👤By Carrie Knott, University of Kentucky 🕔Mar 16, 2017

Last night (Wednesday, March 15) temperatures dipped below 24°F for several hours throughout Kentucky. Winter wheat at the jointing (Feekes 6) growth stage, was likely damaged by these cold temperatures. To assess wheat freeze damage: 1. Wait until high temperatures

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Kentucky: Alfalfa Weevil Feeding Underway – Injury Potential Is A Numbers Game

Kentucky: Alfalfa Weevil Feeding Underway – Injury Potential Is A Numbers Game

👤By Lee Townsend, University of Kentucky 🕔Mar 15, 2017

Alfalfa weevil is the major insect pest of the first alfalfa cutting. Kentucky’s mild winter has pushed development significantly ahead so feeding by weevil larvae is appearing early. The February 21, 2017 issue of KPN provided a look at the

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Kentucky Corn, Soybeans: Crop Insurance – Projected Prices and Safety-Net Decisions

Kentucky Corn, Soybeans: Crop Insurance – Projected Prices and Safety-Net Decisions

👤By Todd Davis, University of Kentucky 🕔Mar 10, 2017

The projected prices for Revenue Protection (RP) crop insurance is established using the December 2017 corn and November 2017 soybeans futures contracts closing prices for the month of February. The 2017 projected prices for corn and soybeans are $3.96 and

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Kentucky Wheat: Freezing Temps May Cause Damage at Advanced Growth Stages

Kentucky Wheat: Freezing Temps May Cause Damage at Advanced Growth Stages

👤By Carrie Knott, University of Kentucky 🕔Feb 27, 2017

Last night temperatures dipped to or below 24°F for several hours at many locations throughout Kentucky (Table 1). For winter wheat that has reached the jointing (Feekes 6) growth stage, damage (Figure 1) can occur to the developing wheat head,

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Kentucky Wheat: Stripe Rust Risk on the Rise

Kentucky Wheat: Stripe Rust Risk on the Rise

👤By Carl Bradley, University of Kentucky 🕔Feb 27, 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. In general, the stripe rust fungus generally doesn’t survive Kentucky winters, but it can

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Kentucky Wheat: Earlier Aphid Occurrences a Result of Warm Winter

Kentucky Wheat: Earlier Aphid Occurrences a Result of Warm Winter

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

In Kentucky there is a complex of aphid species that feeds on wheat. The bird cherry oat, the English grain, the greenbug, and the corn aphids are the most important species. Their role as vectors of plant viruses, particularly Barley

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Kentucky: Winter Wheat at Advanced Growth Stages due to Warm Winter

Kentucky: Winter Wheat at Advanced Growth Stages due to Warm Winter

👤By Carrie Knott, Lloyd Murdock, and Edwin Ritchey, University of Kentucky 🕔Feb 22, 2017

Unseasonably warm temperatures in KY since wheat planting (October 15, 2016) may become a major challenge to wheat yield and profitability this year. Since Oct 15, 2016, KY has accumulated about 2000 GDD growing degree days (GDD) or heat units.

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