Kentucky: Update on Soybean Rust Sep 18, 2020
Although soybean rust has not yet been observed in Kentucky this year, it is likely present in the state. Soybean rust was recently reported in southern Illinois (Union County, IL). […]
Several stink bug (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae) species are key pests of soybeans in Kentucky. They include the green stink bug (Chinavia hilaris), brown stink bug (Euschistus spp.), southern green stink bug (Nezara […]
Diseases are a major concern for greenhouse hemp growers, and they can be a factor that limits the profitable production of plants. The warm, humid greenhouse environment provides optimal conditions […]
Over the past few weeks, there have been increased reports of spotting on corn leaves across the state. Symptoms include tiny tan to brown spots with a darker brown margin […]
No significant issues resulted from Hurricane Isaias in South Carolina. Most farmers had harvested their crops at least once by the time the hurricane arrived.
Corn is moving through growth stages quickly, and the warm, humid weather in many parts of Kentucky has been conducive for foliar disease development. Fungicides are commonly promoted to reduce […]
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. […]
As the rains fall, environmental conditions become favorable for leaf diseases of soybean. Currently, there are a couple of foliar diseases of soybean that can be observed in fields in […]
Kentucky Hemp: Managing Septoria Leaf Spot Jun 17, 2020
Hemp (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: Warmer Weather Speeds Up Planting Jun 5, 2020
Most of the flue-cured crop is in the ground, but wet conditions have delayed burley planting.