Kentucky Soybeans: Septoria Brown Spot and Phyllosticta Leaf Spot Jul 1, 2020

🕔Jul 1, 2020
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

🕔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

🕔Jun 5, 2020
Most of the flue-cured crop is in the ground, but wet conditions have delayed burley planting.

Kentucky Corn: Be on Lookout for Seedling Diseases May 20, 2020

🕔May 20, 2020
Weather this spring has challenged corn farmers in Kentucky. Temperature swings and frequent rainfall have led to a wide range of corn growth stages, with some corn in early vegetative […]

Kentucky Wheat: Head Scab – To Spray or Not to Spray? May 20, 2020

🕔May 20, 2020
Many wheat producers in the state have already sprayed a fungicide to help protect against Fusarium head blight (scab).  However, some fields in the state were just nearing the beginning […]

Tobacco: Flue Acres Over Half Set; Burley, Dark Transplanting Begins May 4, 2020

🕔May 4, 2020
In Georgia essentially all of the crop has been transplanted, while weather has been less favorable in the Carolinas.

Kentucky Soybeans: Planting Tips to Maximize Yields Apr 24, 2020

🕔Apr 24, 2020
As full-season soybean planting gets underway in Kentucky, Carrie Knott, University of Kentucky grain crops specialist, offers Kentucky producers some advice to help them get the crop off to a […]

Kentucky Sweet Sorghum: Section 18 for Approved for Sivanto Prime Apr 22, 2020

🕔Apr 22, 2020
Once again, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approved a Section 18 Emergency Exemption for Sivanto Prime use against sugarcane aphid on sweet sorghum in 2020. This is the fifth year […]

Kentucky Wheat: Fungicide Management of Fusarium Head Blight Apr 22, 2020

🕔Apr 22, 2020
When wheat heads begin to flower, it is a critical time, as wheat becomes susceptible to infection by Fusarium graminearum, the causal agent of Fusarium head blight (FHB; also known as […]

Kentucky Corn, Soybeans: Assessing Freeze Damage on Seedling Crops Apr 22, 2020

🕔Apr 22, 2020
Corn and soybean plants were emerged in many fields when freeze events occurred last week across Kentucky and the surrounding region.  Farmers want to walk fields now and likely walked […]

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