Kentucky Soybeans: Frogeye vs. Phyllosticta Leaf Spot

🕔Jun 20, 2019Phyllosticta leaf spot of soybean has been observed in a few fields in western Kentucky recently.  Although the economic risk of this disease is very low, its symptoms resemble those […]

Kentucky Corn: Managing European Corn Borer on Non-GMO Crops

🕔Jun 20, 2019Many producers are growing non-GMO corn for niche markets, including distillery and food-grade uses.  Non-GMO corn is very susceptible to damage by European corn borer (ECB) and needs to be […]

Kentucky Corn: Sugarcane Beetles Feeding on Seedlings

🕔Jun 6, 2019A farmer in Butler County KY observed a corn field that seedlings were being severely damaged and there was a heavy reduction in the number of stands (Figure 1). Inspection […]

Kentucky Corn: Stink Bugs Damaging Seedlings

🕔May 15, 2019Seedling corn presenting feeding injures caused by stink bug have been observed in commercial and research plots in western Kentucky. In a small replicate corn field test where seedlings were […]

Kentucky Wheat: Fungicide Management Options for Scab

🕔May 1, 2019Wheat fields are beginning to flower in western Kentucky.  Flowering (anthesis) is a critical time, as wheat becomes susceptible to infection by Fusarium graminearum, the causal agent of Fusarium head blight […]

U. of Kentucky, Jim Beam Partner to Create James B. Beam Institute for Kentucky Spirits

🕔Apr 24, 2019Jim Beam Bourbon will donate $5 million to the University of Kentucky to establish the James B. Beam Institute for Kentucky Spirits. The institute will support a curriculum to educate […]

Kentucky: Industrial Hemp – Cannabis Aphid Found in Greenhouses

🕔Feb 20, 2019The plant disease diagnostic lab at the University of Kentucky’s Research and Education Center in Princeton received a sample of industrial hemp (Cannabis sativa) in late January from a grower […]

Kentucky Wheat: Spraying for Aphids? Don’t Just Rely on the Calendar.

🕔Feb 6, 2019Insecticide spray programs for aphid management should follow integrated pest management practices instead of calendar-based programs. In Kentucky, the rest of the USA, and many other parts of the world, […]

Tennessee-Kentucky Tobacco Expo, Springfield, Feb. 5

🕔Jan 30, 2019The annual Tennessee-Kentucky Tobacco Expo is scheduled for Tuesday, February 5, 2019, at the Robertson County Fairgrounds Community Building in Springfield. The free event is hosted by University of Tennessee […]

Kentucky Pawpaws: Improving Production with Grafting

🕔Jan 3, 2019Kentucky State University researchers, through a grafting technique common in apple production, have been successful in producing higher-yielding, higher-quality fruit in pawpaws. The results help promote a low-input system to […]

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