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.  […]

Dakota Access Pipeline Lawsuit Dismissed – DTN Jun 24, 2021

🕔Jun 24, 2021
A federal judge dismissed an ongoing lawsuit against the Dakota Access pipeline on Tuesday, leaving open the possibility for future litigation as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers continues an […]

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 […]

Judge Halts USDA Minority Farmer Debt Relief – DTN Jun 11, 2021

🕔Jun 11, 2021
A federal judge in Wisconsin has ordered USDA to at least temporarily halt as much as $4 billion in loan debt relief payments to minority farmers in response to a […]

Tobacco: The Drought Is Broken – For Now Jun 8, 2021

🕔Jun 8, 2021
It finally started raining in North Carolina on Wednesday, with parts of the state getting four inches or more. The Pee Dee, South Carolina’s leading tobacco area, got some rain […]

Soybean Gall Midge Spreading in the Midwest May 26, 2021

🕔May 26, 2021
The soybean gall midge, Resseliella maxima (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae), is a relatively new pest in soybean. Although some findings have been reported since 2011 (CropWatch), large populations were noticed in plants located at […]

Tobacco: Very Dry for Flue-Cured Growers May 21, 2021

🕔May 21, 2021
The situation is dire for North Carolina flue-cured growers, and most may not realize how poor the conditions are, says Matthew Vann, N.C. Extension tobacco specialist. “We need rain terribly. […]

Corn Belt: Be on Alert for Black Cutworms – DTN May 20, 2021

🕔May 20, 2021
How much corn could a cutworm cut if a cutworm could cut corn? Growers across the Midwest and Eastern Corn Belt will find out, as temperatures finally start climbing high […]

Kentucky Hemp: Dealing with Powdery Mildew May 12, 2021

🕔May 12, 2021
Powdery mildew can affect numerous plants, including fruit, vegetable, and agronomic crops, as well as woody and herbaceous ornamentals. Kentucky hemp is also susceptible to this disease. Plants infected early […]

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