Kentucky: 4 Counties Designated Natural Disaster Areas from Floods

🕔Nov 29, 2018Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue designated four Kentucky counties as primary natural disaster areas. Producers in Bourbon, Clark, Nicholas, and Powell counties who suffered losses caused by continuous rainfall, excessive moisture […]

Kentucky Soybeans: SCN Management Starts with Soil Sampling

🕔Nov 14, 2018The 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 Soybeans: Green Stem Syndrome – What Causes It?

🕔Nov 7, 2018Description of green stem syndrome in soybeans Green Stem Syndrome (GSS) is a condition where the stems of soybean plants remain green when the rest of the plant is senescing […]

Kentucky Soybeans: Abundant Phomopsis Seed Decay, Purple Seed Stain

🕔Oct 24, 2018Although soybean yields have been pretty good this year, the seed quality of harvested soybeans has not been great in some areas of the state.  Seed diseases have been prevalent […]

Kentucky Soybeans: Disease Diagnostic Difficulties in Mature Plants

🕔Oct 24, 2018After soybean plants have matured in the field, many organisms begin to grow and colonize these plants.  Rainy weather often promotes growth of and colonization by these organisms.  The longer […]

Kentucky Cover Crops: Ryegrass Helps Break Up Fragipan Layers

🕔Oct 17, 2018Several University of Kentucky soil scientists, an economist, a forage specialist, and other experts gathered in Princeton on October 3 to share findings from research that looked at getting rid […]

Kentucky Soybeans: Seed Quality Moving Backwards in the Field

🕔Oct 9, 2018The excessive rains of September and early October are more than many soybean plants can handle. The wet weather occurred as soybean seeds were at physiological maturity or approaching it. […]

Kentucky: Wheat, Double-Crop Soybeans Look Profitable in 2019

🕔Sep 19, 2018As Kentucky grain producers look ahead to 2019, they may want to consider adding wheat seeding to their plans this fall. The combination of wheat followed by double-crop soybeans is […]

Kentucky Sweet Sorghum: Sugarcane Aphid Numbers Low, Keep Monitoring

🕔Sep 19, 2018This season, sugarcane aphid was first spotted close to the same time as last year. Generally, populations were slow to build, but this year a number of growers were prepared […]

Kentucky Corn: Impact of July, Aug. Weather on Yields

🕔Sep 14, 2018Rainfall and temperatures influences corn yield throughout its lifecycle, but especially during the seed fill period. Dr. Bob Nielsen at Purdue recently wrote an excellent article on temperatures, rainfall and […]

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