Pesticide Storage: Protect Others, the Environment, and Your Investment Nov 5, 2021

🕔Nov 5, 2021
Pesticides are not cheap and represent a significant investment for many agricultural producers and others who use pesticides regularly. Generally, most pesticides are intended to have a 2 to 3 […]

Kentucky Soybeans: Difficulties in Diagnosing Diseases of Mature Plants Oct 21, 2021

🕔Oct 21, 2021
After 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 Soybeans: Seed Quality Issues Due to Fungal Infections Oct 21, 2021

🕔Oct 21, 2021
Although soybean yields have been pretty good this year so far, the seed quality of harvested soybeans has not been great in some fields.  Seed diseases have been prevalent in […]

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 […]

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