Kentucky Soybeans: Red Crown Rot Observed in State Sep 25, 2021

🕔Sep 25, 2021
Last week, signs and symptoms of red crown rot of soybean were observed in a few fields in Graves County, Kentucky by a local agronomist (Clint Gregory with Hutson Ag) […]

Kentucky Corn: Tar Spot Confirmed in State Sep 25, 2021

🕔Sep 25, 2021
Tar spot on corn was confirmed by the University of Kentucky Plant Disease Diagnostic Laboratory (PDDL) in Princeton, Kentucky last week. Corn samples submitted by Curt Judy, Todd County Extension […]

Kentucky: Soybean Cyst Nematode Management Starts with Fall, Spring Soil Sampling Sep 16, 2021

🕔Sep 16, 2021
The soybean cyst nematode (SCN) (Figure 1) causes greater annual yield losses in Kentucky than any other pathogen of soybean.  The last time a formal survey was conducted by the […]

Kentucky Double-Crop Soybeans: Abrupt Appearance of Fall Armyworms Aug 4, 2021

🕔Aug 4, 2021
The larval stage of the fall armyworm (FAW), Spodoptera frugiperda (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) is a voracious defoliator of many plant species. The FAW is a native pest of the New World; however, it […]

Kentucky Corn: Managing Southern Rust Jul 15, 2021

🕔Jul 15, 2021
Southern rust of corn, caused by the fungus Puccinia polysora, was confirmed in Kentucky on July 12, in Union County. The disease was at very low incidence and severity; however with […]

Kentucky Soybeans: Foliar Fungicide Considerations Jul 15, 2021

🕔Jul 15, 2021
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 Corn: 5 Considerations Before Applying a Fungicide Jun 23, 2021

🕔Jun 23, 2021
Corn is moving through growth stages quickly, and April planted corn is at or approaching tasseling in many fields across the state. Pre-tassel and tasseling fungicide applications are common, although […]

Soybean Gall Midge Spreading in the Midwest May 26, 2021

🕔May 26, 2021
The soybean gall midge, Resseliella maxima (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae), is a relatively new pest in soybean. Although some findings have been reported since 2011 (CropWatch), large populations were noticed in plants located at […]

Kentucky Hemp: Dealing with Powdery Mildew May 12, 2021

🕔May 12, 2021
Powdery mildew can affect numerous plants, including fruit, vegetable, and agronomic crops, as well as woody and herbaceous ornamentals. Kentucky hemp is also susceptible to this disease. Plants infected early […]

Kentucky Corn, Soybeans: Conditions Suitable for Increased Mollusk Activity May 6, 2021

🕔May 6, 2021
Rainy and cloudy days with soggy and cool nights are favorable for mollusk activity. These conditions describe the current weather in Kentucky, which has been conducive to the damage these […]

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