Kentucky Double-Crop Soybeans: Abrupt Appearance of Fall Armyworms Aug 4, 2021

🕔Aug 4, 2021
The larval stage of the fall armyworm (FAW), Spodoptera frugiperda (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) is a voracious defoliator of many plant species. The FAW is a native pest of the New World; however, it […]

Soybean Gall Midge Spreading in the Midwest May 26, 2021

🕔May 26, 2021
The soybean gall midge, Resseliella maxima (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae), is a relatively new pest in soybean. Although some findings have been reported since 2011 (CropWatch), large populations were noticed in plants located at […]

Kentucky Corn, Soybeans: Conditions Suitable for Increased Mollusk Activity May 6, 2021

🕔May 6, 2021
Rainy and cloudy days with soggy and cool nights are favorable for mollusk activity. These conditions describe the current weather in Kentucky, which has been conducive to the damage these […]

Kentucky Soybeans: Stink Bugs Reaching Dangerous Levels Sep 16, 2020

🕔Sep 16, 2020
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 […]

Kentucky Hemp: Heligen Registered to Manage Corn Earworm Oct 3, 2019

🕔Oct 3, 2019
A naturally occurring baculovirus (Helicoverpa zea nucleopolyhedrovirus) with the commercial name of Heligen was registered in Kentucky under FIFRA Section 24(c) (Heligen 24c KY190041 SLN Acknowledgement Letter_20190925). This is a highly specific […]

Kentucky Hemp: Corn Earworm Outbreaks Sep 18, 2019

🕔Sep 18, 2019
Helicoverpa zea (formerly Heliothis zea) is an insect that affects many crops and is known with different common names, depending on the crop it affects: cotton bollworm, soybean podworm, tomato […]

Kentucky Wheat: How Does Rainfall, Drought Affect Aphid Populations? Aug 30, 2019

🕔Aug 30, 2019
The bird cherry oat aphid (Rhopalosiphum padi) and the English aphid (Sitobion avenae) are the most abundant aphid species in small grains in Kentucky. They are key pest species because […]

Kentucky: Hemp Russet Mite Management Aug 7, 2019

🕔Aug 7, 2019
During 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 Corn: Sugarcane Beetles Feeding on Seedlings Jun 6, 2019

🕔Jun 6, 2019
A farmer in Butler County KY observed a corn field that seedlings were being severely damaged and there was a heavy reduction in the number of stands (Figure 1). Inspection […]

Kentucky Corn: Stink Bugs Damaging Seedlings May 15, 2019

🕔May 15, 2019
Seedling 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 […]

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