Kentucky Corn: Stink Bugs Damaging Seedlings

🕔May 15, 2019Seedling corn presenting feeding injures caused by stink bug have been observed in commercial and research plots in western Kentucky. In a small replicate corn field test where seedlings were […]

Kentucky Soybeans: Heavy Outbreak of Slugs, Snails

🕔Jul 5, 2017Current Situation “I haven’t seen a slug outbreak like this in 40 years of growing soybeans” was a comment of a soybean farmer in Logan County last Friday (June 9, […]

Kentucky Corn: Ear Rot Concerns

🕔Aug 31, 2016Conditions during July were favorable for infections by a couple of fungi that are known to cause ear rots of corn.  Observations of Diplodia ear rot already have been made […]

Kentucky Sorghum: The Finer Points Of Dealing With Sugarcane Aphids

🕔Aug 3, 2016Sugarcane Aphid Identification The sugarcane aphid (Melanaphis sacchari) is an invasive pest that may rapidly produce population outbreaks and cause heavy yield reductions in grain and sweet sorghum. Sugarcane aphids […]

Kentucky Sweet Sorghum: No Insecticides for Sugarcane Aphids

🕔Feb 17, 2016Last season, sweet sorghum on many farms in numerous counties was ruined by the sugarcane aphid (SCA) (Figure 1). The first ever detection of SCA in Kentucky occurred in Fulton […]

Kentucky: IPM Training, Princeton, March 2

🕔Feb 10, 2016The 2016 University of Kentucky Integrated Pest Management Training is Wednesday, March 2, at the University of Kentucky Research and Education Center at 1205 Hopkinsville Street in Princeton, KY.  Registration […]

Kentucky Sorghum: Preparing for Sugarcane Aphids

🕔Jun 3, 2015Over the past two growing seasons, a difficult new insect pest of grain sorghum has been found across the mid-south. This new pest is the sugarcane aphid, Melanaphis sacchari (Figure […]

Kentucky Wheat: 5 Weed Management Challenges from Wet Weather

🕔Mar 18, 2015The large amount of snow cover, combined with recent rainfall, has made it a challenge to treat for weeds as we transition into spring.  The following are some suggestions to […]

Kentucky: Managing High-Tunnel Insect Pests

🕔Dec 10, 2014While growers can potentially find any type of insect pest in the high tunnel, whiteflies and thrips are the most common… and the most troublesome. In addition to insects, several […]

Kentucky Wheat: Fall Armyworm Moth Captures Increase

🕔Oct 22, 2014Capture of fall armyworm moths in the UK IPM traps at the UK Research and Education Center in Princeton, Ky., have increased for the last 2 weeks. These captures are […]

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