Kentucky Corn: Current Yield Prediction Might Be High

🕔Aug 15, 2018The USDA Crop Forecast from August 10, 2018 predicted Kentucky corn at 175 bushels per acre, down 3 bushels from 2017. They forecast a national yield that is about 2 […]

Tobacco: Flue-Cured Harvest Well Underway

🕔Aug 3, 2018Harvest is going on at full speed in Florida and Georgia, although farmers are having to work around showers, says J. Michael Moore, Georgia Extension tobacco specialist. Floridians may be finished […]

Kentucky Corn: Southern Rust Confirmed in State

🕔Aug 1, 2018Southern rust of corn, caused by the fungus Puccinia polysora, was confirmed by the University of Kentucky Plant Disease Diagnostic Laboratory (PDDL) for the first time in 2018 from a sample […]

Kentucky Sorghum: Sugarcane Aphids Found in Woodford County

🕔Jul 25, 2018Last week, the first sugarcane aphids (SCA) of the year for Kentucky were found in Woodford County on sweet sorghum.  While only 5% of the leaves in the field were […]

Tobacco: USDA – 6% Less Flue-Cured?

🕔Jul 20, 2018USDA released its first estimate of 2018 tobacco production on July 12, based on early June surveying. The estimate covered flue-cured only and forecast this season’s production at 432 million pounds, […]

Tobacco: Carolinas Have Been Dry, Excessive Moisture Elsewhere

🕔Jul 11, 2018It has been wet in Georgia and Florida, but that hasn’t stopped a few growers from beginning harvest. Kentucky scientists didn’t finish planting their demonstration plots at the University research […]

Kentucky Corn: Scout for Western Bean Cutworm

🕔Jun 27, 2018This week, a suspicious egg mass was found in a Daviess County corn field by a consultant who was scouting the field. The tentative identification of the egg mass is […]

Kentucky Corn: I.D. Your Foliar Disease Before Applying a Fungicide

🕔Jun 20, 2018Farmers are annually concerned about corn disease, and this year will be no exception. Corn is moving through growth stages quickly, and the warm, humid weather in many parts of […]

Kentucky: Palmer Pigweed Field Day, Barlow, July 12

🕔Jun 19, 2018The University of Kentucky Weed Science program will be hosting a field day in Ballard County, Kentucky with a focus on the management of Palmer amaranth.  The field day will […]

Waters of the U.S. Rule on Hold in 24 States – DTN

🕔Jun 13, 2018A federal district court in Georgia slapped a preliminary injunction on the 2015 waters of the United States, or WOTUS, rule on Friday, suspending the implementation of the rule in […]

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