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 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 […]

Soybeans: How to Make Up for Poor Quality Seed?

🕔Feb 20, 2019Seed quality from the 2018 soybean harvest was below average across the majority of the soybean-producing areas of the United States. Several factors led to poor-quality soybean seed, but some […]

Weeds: Resistance Management Webinar Series Starts in January

🕔Jan 4, 2019Managing resistant pests is an increasing issue throughout crop production in Nebraska and the entire U.S. Staying updated on current strategies to manage resistant pests is critical. This winter a […]

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 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: Diseases Rearing Their Ugly Heads

🕔Jun 6, 2018A number of diseases that affect heads of small grain crops have been observed in Kentucky over the last few weeks. Fusarium Head Blight One of the “usual suspects” that […]

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