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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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Kentucky Corn: Determining Economic Cost for Drying, Storing Grain This Season

Kentucky Corn: Determining Economic Cost for Drying, Storing Grain This Season

👤By Jordan Shockley, University of Kentucky Ag Economist 🕔Aug 30, 2017

Corn harvest has started in some parts of the state, and USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service estimates that 215,460,000 bushels of corn will be produced in Kentucky this year. Historically, about 50% of the harvested corn will be dried and

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Kentucky Soybeans: Is It Stem Canker…or Something Else?

Kentucky Soybeans: Is It Stem Canker…or Something Else?

👤By Kiersten Wise and Carl Bradley, University of Kentucky Extension Plant Pathologists 🕔Aug 30, 2017

Several issues in soybean can cause leaf tissue to turn yellow and brown between the veins, while the veins remain green.  These symptoms are known as interveinal chlorosis and necrosis. This article describes some of the diseases and disorders currently

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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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