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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: Canola is Huge Loss for Farmers Still Owed $2.5Mln – DTN

Kentucky: Canola is Huge Loss for Farmers Still Owed $2.5Mln – DTN

👤By Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor 🕔Mar 27, 2017

Hart AgStrong created a lot of fanfare when the small Georgia oilseed processor expanded into southwest Kentucky in 2014 and offered farmers a way to diversify their crop production by raising canola.   Hart AgStrong got a $450,000 tax incentive

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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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