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Tobacco: Reports from the Fields

Tobacco: Reports from the Fields

👤By Chris Bickers, Tobacco Farmer Newsletter 🕔May 22, 2017

Comments on the progress of the tobacco crops in Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Kentucky.

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Kentucky Alfalfa: Watch for Post-Harvest Alfalfa Weevil Damage

Kentucky Alfalfa: Watch for Post-Harvest Alfalfa Weevil Damage

👤By Lee Townsend, University of Kentucky 🕔May 10, 2017

The 2017 alfalfa weevil population is winding down, but some are taking their last bites before leaving fields. The few late-developing larvae, along with newly emerged adults, can feed on stems, crowns, and shoots produced after harvest. Surviving larvae may

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Tobacco: Burley Makes Its Way to the Field

Tobacco: Burley Makes Its Way to the Field

👤By Chris Bickers, Tobacco Farmer Newsletter 🕔May 8, 2017

It’s very unlikely there will be a shortage of burley transplants this year. Farmers had to start seeding greenhouses before contracts had been offered, and some have ended up with more than were actually needed.

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Cornbelt: Changing Trend Yields

Cornbelt: Changing Trend Yields

👤By Gary Schnitkey, University of Illinois 🕔May 4, 2017

Since 2012, many areas in the greater Midwest had county corn and soybean yields that have exceeded trend yields by a large margin. These areas include much of Illinois, southern Wisconsin, eastern Nebraska, Kentucky, southern Indiana, and southern Ohio. On

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Kentucky: UK Wheat Field Day, Princeton, May 9

Kentucky: UK Wheat Field Day, Princeton, May 9

👤By Colette Laurent, University of Kentucky 🕔May 4, 2017

The annual UK WHEAT FIELD DAY is slated for Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at the UK Research Farm in Princeton. (1205 Hopkinsville St., Princeton, KY 42445).  Registration will begin at 8:00 am (CDT) and the trailers will load at 8:45

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Kentucky Small Grains, Corn: Scout Your Fields for True Armyworms

Kentucky Small Grains, Corn: Scout Your Fields for True Armyworms

👤By Raul Villanueva, University of Kentucky 🕔Apr 26, 2017

During the week of April 15 to 21, 2017, there were 301 (Princeton) and 4 (Lexington) captures of true armyworm (Mythimna unipuncta) moths in pheromone-based traps in those locations. For Princeton, this is a 1/3 fold increase in 1 week,

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Kentucky Wheat: Spraying for Fusarium Head Blight – How Late is Too Late?

Kentucky Wheat: Spraying for Fusarium Head Blight – How Late is Too Late?

👤By Carl Bradley, University of Kentucky 🕔Apr 26, 2017

Much of the wheat crop in Kentucky has headed out and is flowering.  Stripe rust is now present in many Kentucky counties on susceptible varieties, and according to the Fusarium Head Blight Prediction Center, the current risk of Fusarium head

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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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