Kentucky: 6 Counties Designated Natural Disaster Areas to Drought Nov 15, 2019

🕔Nov 15, 2019Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue designated six Kentucky counties as primary natural disaster areas. Producers in Bell, Floyd, Harlan, Knox, Pike, and Whitley counties who suffered losses due to recent drought […]

Kentucky: 12 Counties Designated Natural Disaster Areas to Drought Oct 31, 2019

🕔Oct 31, 2019Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue designated 12 Kentucky counties as primary natural disaster areas. Producers in Breathitt, Clay, Johnson, Knott, Lee, Leslie, Letcher, Magoffin, Morgan, Owsley, Perry, and Wolfe counties who […]

Kentucky: Soybean Cyst Nematode Management Starts with Soil Sampling Oct 30, 2019

🕔Oct 30, 2019The soybean cyst nematode (SCN) causes greater annual yield losses in Kentucky than any other pathogen of soybean.  The last time a formal survey was conducted by the University of […]

Kentucky Hemp: Heligen Registered to Manage Corn Earworm Oct 3, 2019

🕔Oct 3, 2019A naturally occurring baculovirus (Helicoverpa zea nucleopolyhedrovirus) with the commercial name of Heligen was registered in Kentucky under FIFRA Section 24(c) (Heligen 24c KY190041 SLN Acknowledgement Letter_20190925). This is a highly specific […]

Kentucky Hemp: Corn Earworm Outbreaks Sep 18, 2019

🕔Sep 18, 2019Helicoverpa zea (formerly Heliothis zea) is an insect that affects many crops and is known with different common names, depending on the crop it affects: cotton bollworm, soybean podworm, tomato […]

Kentucky Wheat: How Does Rainfall, Drought Affect Aphid Populations? Aug 30, 2019

🕔Aug 30, 2019The bird cherry oat aphid (Rhopalosiphum padi) and the English aphid (Sitobion avenae) are the most abundant aphid species in small grains in Kentucky. They are key pest species because […]

Kentucky Wheat: Ryegrass Control Begins at Planting Aug 30, 2019

🕔Aug 30, 2019Italian ryegrass (AKA: annual ryegrass) continues to be a major weed in Kentucky wheat acres, and has arguably become tougher to control over the last several years. This spring in […]

Kentucky Wheat: Soil Nitrogen and Fall Nutrient Management Aug 30, 2019

🕔Aug 30, 2019Most winter wheat grown in Kentucky follows corn – sometimes soybean. The residual nitrogen (N) fertilizer remaining and/or that N released from crop residue is typically sufficient to meet wheat’s […]

Kentucky Wheat: Selecting the Right Varieties Aug 30, 2019

🕔Aug 30, 2019Kentucky wheat producers have a critical decision to make at this time of year: choosing the wheat varieties that they will plant this fall. Year to year climate variability means […]

Kentucky: Hemp Russet Mite Management Aug 7, 2019

🕔Aug 7, 2019During the last 2 weeks of July, several hemp samples were received and evaluated by specialists at the University of Kentucky (Lexington and Princeton).  Hemp russet mites (Aculops cannabicola, Acari: Eriophyidae) […]

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