Kentucky: Hemp Russet Mite Management

🕔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, 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, 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, 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 […]

Kentucky Sorghum: Sugarcane Aphids Make an Appearance

🕔Jul 17, 2019The sugarcane aphid (SCA) was spotted in Kentucky last week in Fayette and Monroe Counties on sweet sorghum. This invasive pest can cause up to 100% crop loss if left […]

Kentucky Soybeans: Foliar Fungicide Considerations

🕔Jul 17, 2019Many soybean fields in Kentucky are approaching the R3 (beginning pod) developmental stage, which generally is a time to consider an application of a foliar fungicide to protect against foliar […]

Kentucky: Industrial Hemp – A Clean Greenhouse Keeps Disease Away

🕔Jul 10, 2019Diseases 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 Corn: Foliar Fungicide Time

🕔Jul 10, 2019Corn 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 Corn: Fungicide Decisions – It’s That Time

🕔Jul 8, 2019Corn 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: Weed Science, Palmer Amaranth Field Day, Hickman, July 16

🕔Jun 20, 2019The University of Kentucky Weed Science program will be hosting a field day in Fulton County, Kentucky with a focus on the management of Palmer amaranth.  The field day will […]

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