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

🕔Oct 3, 2019A 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, 2019Helicoverpa 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, 2019The 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, 2019During 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, 2019A 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, 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: Industrial Hemp – Cannabis Aphid Found in Greenhouses Feb 20, 2019

🕔Feb 20, 2019The plant disease diagnostic lab at the University of Kentucky’s Research and Education Center in Princeton received a sample of industrial hemp (Cannabis sativa) in late January from a grower […]

Kentucky Wheat: Spraying for Aphids? Don’t Just Rely on the Calendar. Feb 6, 2019

🕔Feb 6, 2019Insecticide spray programs for aphid management should follow integrated pest management practices instead of calendar-based programs. In Kentucky, the rest of the USA, and many other parts of the world, […]

Kentucky Soybeans: Green Stem Syndrome – What Causes It? Nov 7, 2018

🕔Nov 7, 2018Description of green stem syndrome in soybeans Green Stem Syndrome (GSS) is a condition where the stems of soybean plants remain green when the rest of the plant is senescing […]

Kentucky Wheat: Slugs – A Management Challenge for Farmers and Researchers May 2, 2018

🕔May 2, 2018Key Features of Slugs Slugs are mollusks and do not have legs.  In order to travel, they secrete a mucus from a gland located at the anterior part of their […]

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