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Tobacco: What’s Happened Since the Hurricane?

Tobacco: What’s Happened Since the Hurricane?

👤By Chris Bickers, Tobacco Farmer Newsletter 🕔Oct 9, 2017

Hurricane Irma did little damage to North Carolina burley or flue-cured, even though there was more tobacco still in the field in early September than is normal. Much of Virginia’s flue-cured crop was still in the field when Irma passed through, but

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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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Tobacco: Will the Burley Crop Make It Into the Barn Before Frost?

Tobacco: Will the Burley Crop Make It Into the Barn Before Frost?

👤By Chris Bickers, Tobacco Farmer Newsletter 🕔Sep 14, 2017

An early frost in Kentucky could find much of the burley crop unharvested, says. grower-warehouseman Jerry Rankin of Danville, Ky. He has looked around at the progress of harvest and added up the number of workers available to finish the job–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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Tobacco: How to Head Off Hurricane Damage

Tobacco: How to Head Off Hurricane Damage

👤By Chris Bickers, Tobacco Farmer Newsletter 🕔Sep 4, 2017

Now is the time to think about–and take action to avoid–possible losses in the field and curing barns as a result of the hurricanes and/or storms that are on the way.

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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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Tobacco: Increases Likely in Burley and Dark Volume

Tobacco: Increases Likely in Burley and Dark Volume

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

USDA has projected 14 percent more burley production and five per cent more flue-cured production in 2017 compared to last year based on its July grower survey. Even more impressive, the dark air-cured and fire-cured crops are projected to rise a

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