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Kentucky Soybeans: Record High Potential Exists for 2017 Production

Kentucky Soybeans: Record High Potential Exists for 2017 Production

👤By University of Kentucky Extension 🕔Aug 15, 2017

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) released the August Crop Production report today, showing the soybean production is forecast to be 10 percent higher than 2016. This month’s report is the first of the season to

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Kentucky Sorghum: Sugarcane Aphids – Identification and Management

Kentucky Sorghum: Sugarcane Aphids – Identification and Management

👤By Raul Villanueva and Ric Bessin, University of Kentucky Extension Entomologists 🕔Aug 9, 2017

Occurrence Although the sugarcane aphid (Melanaphis sacchari) was not a serious problem in Texas, Kansas, or other states in 2017; its occurrence in Kentucky appears to be problematic due to the high numbers being observed in sweet and forage sorghum

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Kentucky Corn: Spike of Southwestern Corn Borer Might Need Attention

Kentucky Corn: Spike of Southwestern Corn Borer Might Need Attention

👤By Raul Villanueva and Ric Bessin, University of Kentucky Extension Entomologists 🕔Aug 9, 2017

Pest Description Southwestern corn borer (SWCB) (Diatraea grandiosella) was a caterpillar regarded as one of the most serious insect pests of corn in the late 1970s. Since then, it has sporadic appearances; however, it is more difficult to control than

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Kentucky Soybeans: Keep Watch for Mexican Bean Beetle

Kentucky Soybeans: Keep Watch for Mexican Bean Beetle

👤By Ric Bessin, University of Kentucky Extension Entomologist 🕔Aug 2, 2017

There have been several reports of Mexican bean beetle attacking green beans. This insect is a bit unusual in that it is in the lady beetle family, which we usually associate with insects that feed on other insects. However, this

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Kentucky Soybeans: Foliar Disease Considerations

Kentucky Soybeans: Foliar Disease Considerations

👤By Carl Bradley and Kiersten Wise, University of Kentucky Extension Plant Pathologists 🕔Aug 2, 2017

It’s the time of the year in which symptoms of some foliar soybean diseases are becoming apparent. Variety susceptibility, field history, and weather conditions all play a role in the incidence and severity of foliar diseases of soybean, so scouting

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Kentucky Corn: Southern Rust Confirmed in 5 Counties

Kentucky Corn: Southern Rust Confirmed in 5 Counties

👤By Carl Bradley and Kiersten Wise, University of Kentucky Extension Plant Pathologists 🕔Jul 21, 2017

Southern rust of corn, caused by the fungus Puccinia polysora, was confirmed by the University of Kentucky Plant Disease Diagnostic Laboratory (PDDL) this week on samples from Caldwell County and Graves County. This is the first confirmation of southern rust

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Kentucky Corn: Southern Rust Confirmed in 2 Counties

Kentucky Corn: Southern Rust Confirmed in 2 Counties

👤By Carl Bradley and Kiersten Wise, University of Kentucky Extension Plant Pathologists 🕔Jul 19, 2017

Southern rust of corn, caused by the fungus Puccinia polysora, was confirmed by the University of Kentucky Plant Disease Diagnostic Laboratory (PDDL) this week on samples from Caldwell County and Graves County. This is the first confirmation of southern rust

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Kentucky Sweet Sorghum: Sugarcane Aphids Detected in 2 Counties

Kentucky Sweet Sorghum: Sugarcane Aphids Detected in 2 Counties

👤By Raul Villanueva and Ric Bessin, University of Kentucky Extension Entomologists 🕔Jul 12, 2017

This past week, sugarcane aphid was detected and confirmed infesting sweet sorghum in Monroe County. The next day, we detected it in Fayette County on sweet sorghum as well. These are the first confirmed detections of 2017 and are a

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Kentucky Soybeans: Heavy Outbreak of Slugs, Snails

Kentucky Soybeans: Heavy Outbreak of Slugs, Snails

👤By Raul Villanueva, University of Kentucky Extension Entomologist 🕔Jul 5, 2017

Current Situation “I haven’t seen a slug outbreak like this in 40 years of growing soybeans” was a comment of a soybean farmer in Logan County last Friday (June 9, 2017). He will replant 300 to 600 acres of soybeans.

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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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