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) […]

Kentucky Hemp: Dealing with Septoria Leaf Spot Aug 7, 2019

🕔Aug 7, 2019Hemp (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 […]

Hemp: Powdery Mildew Fungus – 8 Facts to Know Jul 24, 2019

🕔Jul 24, 2019Powdery 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 Industrial Hemp: Southern Blight – What You Need to Know Jul 17, 2019

🕔Jul 17, 2019In 2018, there were significant increases in confirmed cases of southern blight in hemp.  The fungal disease affects a wide range of plant species, as well as hemp. When stems […]

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