Kentucky Corn: Current Yield Prediction Might Be High

🕔Aug 15, 2018The USDA Crop Forecast from August 10, 2018 predicted Kentucky corn at 175 bushels per acre, down 3 bushels from 2017. They forecast a national yield that is about 2 […]

Kentucky Corn: Southern Rust Confirmed in State

🕔Aug 1, 2018Southern rust of corn, caused by the fungus Puccinia polysora, was confirmed by the University of Kentucky Plant Disease Diagnostic Laboratory (PDDL) for the first time in 2018 from a sample […]

Kentucky Sorghum: Sugarcane Aphids Found in Woodford County

🕔Jul 25, 2018Last week, the first sugarcane aphids (SCA) of the year for Kentucky were found in Woodford County on sweet sorghum.  While only 5% of the leaves in the field were […]

Kentucky Corn: Scout for Western Bean Cutworm

🕔Jun 27, 2018This week, a suspicious egg mass was found in a Daviess County corn field by a consultant who was scouting the field. The tentative identification of the egg mass is […]

Kentucky Corn: I.D. Your Foliar Disease Before Applying a Fungicide

🕔Jun 20, 2018Farmers are annually concerned about corn disease, and this year will be no exception. Corn is moving through growth stages quickly, and the warm, humid weather in many parts of […]

Kentucky: Palmer Pigweed Field Day, Barlow, July 12

🕔Jun 19, 2018The University of Kentucky Weed Science program will be hosting a field day in Ballard County, Kentucky with a focus on the management of Palmer amaranth.  The field day will […]

Kentucky Wheat: Diseases Rearing Their Ugly Heads

🕔Jun 6, 2018A number of diseases that affect heads of small grain crops have been observed in Kentucky over the last few weeks. Fusarium Head Blight One of the “usual suspects” that […]

Kentucky: Dicamba – Postemergence Applications – Restrictions Reminders

🕔Jun 6, 2018The month of June has arrived and so too will postemergence soybean applications, many of which are likely to contain the dicamba formulations of Xtendimax, Engenia, or FeXapan. As we […]

Kentucky Corn: Erratic Crops in an Erratic Spring

🕔Jun 1, 2018Corn across Kentucky has had a difficult week. Corn looks erratic in many fields, especially in the eastern half of the Commonwealth. Much of the crop is finally large enough […]

Kentucky Wheat: Harvest Aid Options and Considerations

🕔May 23, 2018Cool temperatures during late-winter and early-spring delayed wheat development across much of Kentucky earlier this year. Even as recently as early May, some reports that wheat was around 5 to […]

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