Illinois: 102 Counties Designated Natural Disaster Areas to Floods

🕔Aug 16, 2019Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue designated 102 Illinois counties as primary natural disaster areas. Producers who suffered losses due to excessive moisture, flooding and flash flooding that has occurred since Sept. […]

Tennessee: 9 Counties Designated Natural Disaster Areas from Floods

🕔Aug 12, 2019Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue designated nine Tennessee counties as primary natural disaster areas. Producers in Claiborne, Giles, Grainger, Hamblen, Lake, Lincoln, Montgomery, Shelby, and Tipton counties who suffered losses due […]

Ohio: 16 Counties Designated Natural Disaster Areas from Flood

🕔Aug 12, 2019Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue designated 16 Ohio counties as primary natural disaster areas. Producers who suffered losses due to five separate disaster events may be eligible for U.S. Department of […]

Kentucky: Hemp Russet Mite Management

🕔Aug 7, 2019During the last 2 weeks of July, several hemp samples were received and evaluated by specialists at the University of Kentucky (Lexington and Princeton).  Hemp russet mites (Aculops cannabicola, Acari: Eriophyidae) […]

Kentucky Hemp: Dealing with Septoria Leaf Spot

🕔Aug 7, 2019Hemp (Cannabis sativa) is grown both outdoors and in greenhouses.  Outdoor-grown hemp is susceptible to infection by leaf spot fungi that affect other crops and nearby plants, especially during periods […]

Tobacco: Where You Can Auction Flue-Cured Leaf

🕔Jul 29, 2019There will be one new flue-cured auction this season. The Virginia-Carolina Tobacco Warehouse is located at 11621 US Hwy. 15 South in Clarksville, Va. It is roughly halfway between Raleigh and […]

Hemp: Powdery Mildew Fungus – 8 Facts to Know

🕔Jul 24, 2019Powdery 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 […]

Missouri Corn: Southern Rust Confirmed In Upper Midsouth

🕔Jul 22, 2019Southern rust has been detected in southeast Missouri. University of Missouri State Extension Plant Pathologist Kaitlyn Bissonnette indicated that southern rust was first confirmed last week in Pemiscot County in […]

Kentucky Industrial Hemp: Southern Blight – What You Need to Know

🕔Jul 17, 2019In 2018, there were significant increases in confirmed cases of southern blight in hemp.  The fungal disease affects a wide range of plant species, as well as hemp. When stems […]

Tobacco: USDA Projects 5% Smaller Flue-Cured Crop

🕔Jul 17, 2019Flue-cured production in the United States has been projected at 320 million pounds by USDA. That would be five percent less than in 2018 and the lowest production for this type on […]

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