Tobacco: Burley Growers Pick Up the Pieces

🕔May 24, 2018The threat of new Chinese tobacco tariffs may be gone–for now, but burley growers have had no relief from Alliance One International’s (AOI’s) decision to cease purchases of American burley.

Kentucky Wheat: Harvest Aid Options and Considerations

🕔May 23, 2018Cool temperatures during late-winter and early-spring delayed wheat development across much of Kentucky earlier this year. Even as recently as early May, some reports that wheat was around 5 to […]

Kentucky Sweet Sorghum: Sivanto Prime Available for Sugarcane Aphids in 2018

🕔May 16, 2018The Kentucky Department of Agriculture (KDA) just announced that Kentucky will again have Sivanto Prime available for use on sweet sorghum to fight sugarcane aphid. This is good news as […]

Kentucky Weeds: Don’t Let Compressed Spring Force Bad Management

🕔May 9, 2018The spring of 2018 in Kentucky has not been friendly for planting corn and soybeans, and thus, we are looking at strenuous situations of getting multiple weeks of work into […]

Kentucky Wheat: Fusarium Head Blight – Fungicide Considerations

🕔May 7, 2018Wheat heads are becoming visible in fields in western Kentucky. Not long after wheat heads emerge, they will begin to flower.  Flowering (anthesis) is a critical time, as wheat becomes susceptible […]

Wheat: Stripe Rust Disease Moving North – Now in Kansas, Illinois – DTN

🕔May 3, 2018Stripe rust is beginning to drift into the Great Plains and Midwest, after a long journey from its breeding grounds along the Gulf of Mexico. The disease got a slower […]

Kentucky Wheat: Slugs – A Management Challenge for Farmers and Researchers

🕔May 2, 2018Key Features of Slugs Slugs are mollusks and do not have legs.  In order to travel, they secrete a mucus from a gland located at the anterior part of their […]

Kentucky: 2018 Spray Clinic, Princeton, July 17

🕔May 2, 2018The University of Kentucky Field School will be hosting a Spray Clinic on July 17 at the University of Kentucky Research and Education Center in Princeton, KY.  The spray clinic […]

Kentucky Wheat: Be on Lookout for Stripe Rust

🕔Apr 18, 2018Stripe rust (Figure 1) was observed at a very low incidence in wheat research plots at the University of Kentucky Research and Education Center in Princeton (Caldwell County) late last […]

Kentucky Corn: Watch for Seedling Blights

🕔Apr 18, 2018The abnormally cool, wet spring has delayed planting across Kentucky.  Although farmers are understandably eager to begin planting corn, planting into cool, wet soils can increase the risk of seedling […]



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