Kentucky Corn, Soybeans: Stink Bugs in Wheat May Have an Early Awakening and Affect Seedlings May 11, 2022

🕔May 11, 2022
During the last two weeks of April, I observed brown stink bugs (Euschistus spp.) (Figure 1) and green stink bugs (Nezara viridula) while scouting for aphids in wheat, but surprisingly I […]

Kentucky Corn: Watch Conditions not the Calendar When Planting Apr 28, 2022

🕔Apr 28, 2022
Corn planting in 2022 is off pace from the five-year average for Kentucky with only 6% planted on the April 17 report. The calendar says we could have started planting […]

Kentucky Hemp: Management Considerations for Powdery Mildew Apr 22, 2022

🕔Apr 22, 2022
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 […]

Kentucky Wheat: Fungicide Options for Fusarium Head Blight Control Apr 22, 2022

🕔Apr 22, 2022
Wheat fields will soon be at the anthesis stage (Feekes 10.51, “flowering”) in Kentucky.  Anthesis is a critical time, as wheat becomes susceptible to infection by Fusarium graminearum, the causal agent […]

Tobacco Transplanting Well Underway Apr 20, 2022

🕔Apr 20, 2022
Planting in Florida and Georgia  is progressing well, while about 25 percent of the South Carolina crop will probably have been set out by Saturday.

Kentucky Corn, Soybeans: Conducive Weather for Seedcorn Maggot, Slug Outbreaks Apr 14, 2022

🕔Apr 14, 2022
The rainy and cloudy weather we are currently observing in many growing areas of Kentucky may lead to outbreaks of seedcorn maggots and slugs in corn and soybeans. These pests […]

FBI Touts Work on Crop Insurance Fraud Case – DTN Apr 9, 2022

🕔Apr 9, 2022
The FBI is spotlighting the work of investigators involving a $40 million crop insurance fraud case tied to a Kentucky tobacco warehouse that has led to 23 people being charged […]

Poultry: APHIS Reports More Avian Influenza Cases – DTN Mar 7, 2022

🕔Mar 7, 2022
The number of states impacted by highly pathogenic avian influenza continues ticking upward as USDA has reported at least three more commercial flocks have been infected. The growing number of […]

Ag Groups Sue Over EPA Emissions Rule – DTN Mar 2, 2022

🕔Mar 2, 2022
State soybean associations, corn growers and biofuels producers filed two separate petitions to a federal appeals court Monday, asking the court to set aside EPA’s revised greenhouse gas emissions standards. […]

Kentucky Soil Health: Calcium or Lime? Which Raises Soil pH? Feb 25, 2022

🕔Feb 25, 2022
Soils become acidic for different reasons, but the primary reason in Kentucky’s production agriculture is nitrogen (N) fertilizer application. Managing soil pH is a crucial part of your crop production […]

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