Kentucky: Update on Soybean Rust Sep 18, 2020

🕔Sep 18, 2020
Although soybean rust has not yet been observed in Kentucky this year, it is likely present in the state. Soybean rust was recently reported in southern Illinois (Union County, IL).  […]

Kentucky Soybeans: Stink Bugs Reaching Dangerous Levels Sep 16, 2020

🕔Sep 16, 2020
Several stink bug (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae) species are key pests of soybeans in Kentucky. They include the green stink bug (Chinavia hilaris), brown stink bug (Euschistus spp.), southern green stink bug (Nezara […]

Kentucky Hemp: Greenhouse Sanitation – Cleaning Up Today May Keep Disease Away Sep 10, 2020

🕔Sep 10, 2020
Diseases are a major concern for greenhouse hemp growers, and they can be a factor that limits the profitable production of plants. The warm, humid greenhouse environment provides optimal conditions […]

Kentucky: Spotted Corn Leaves – Disease or Something Different? Aug 19, 2020

🕔Aug 19, 2020
Over the past few weeks, there have been increased reports of spotting on corn leaves across the state. Symptoms include tiny tan to brown spots with a darker brown margin […]

Kentucky: Time for Foliar Fungicide Application Decisions in Corn Jul 10, 2020

🕔Jul 10, 2020
Corn is moving through growth stages quickly, and the warm, humid weather in many parts of Kentucky has been conducive for foliar disease development. Fungicides are commonly promoted to reduce […]

Kentucky: Foliar Fungicide Considerations for Soybean Jul 10, 2020

🕔Jul 10, 2020
As soybean fields in Kentucky approach the R3 (beginning pod) developmental stage, it generally is a time to consider an application of a foliar fungicide to protect against foliar diseases.  […]

Kentucky Soybeans: Septoria Brown Spot and Phyllosticta Leaf Spot Jul 1, 2020

🕔Jul 1, 2020
As the rains fall, environmental conditions become favorable for leaf diseases of soybean.  Currently, there are a couple of foliar diseases of soybean that can be observed in fields in […]

Kentucky Hemp: Managing Septoria Leaf Spot Jun 17, 2020

🕔Jun 17, 2020
Hemp (Cannabis sativa) is grown both outdoors and in greenhouses.  Outdoor-grown hemp is susceptible to infection by leaf spot fungi that affect other crops and nearby plants, especially during periods […]

Kentucky: Considerations for Early Vegetative Growth Stage Fungicide Applications on Corn Jun 12, 2020

🕔Jun 12, 2020
There is renewed interest in early vegetative stage (V-stage) fungicide applications in corn this year in Kentucky, especially those occurring at the four to six leaf collar (V4-V6) growth stages. […]

Kentucky Soybeans: Dicamba Alternatives for Palmer Pigweed, Waterhemp Control Jun 10, 2020

🕔Jun 10, 2020
The EPA has officially canceled the labels of Xtendimax, Engenia, and FeXapan and has ceased the sale and distribution of these three products effective June 3, 2020.   The exception is […]

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