Kentucky Wheat: Slugs – A Management Challenge for Farmers and Researchers

🕔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 […]

Kentucky Wheat: Limit Pyrethroids to Avoid Aphid Resistance, Barley Yellow Dwarf Virus Outbreaks

🕔Apr 4, 2018In western Kentucky, wheat aphid monitoring has not detected the presence of this bug so far. This doesn’t mean that aphids are not in fields. They are out there at […]

Kentucky Soybeans: Management Tips for Continuous Production

🕔Feb 9, 2018There is a lot of interest this year in second year and even third or more year soybean. If you are thinking about growing continuous soybean this year there are […]

Kentucky: Soybean Stem Borer May Cause Problems During Harvest, Reduce Yields

🕔Sep 20, 2017Biology & Phenology of Dectes Stem Borer in Kentucky The adult Dectes stem borer, Dectes texanus texanus (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae), is a long horned beetle approximately 3/8 inch long and gray in color. […]

Kentucky Sorghum: Sugarcane Aphids – Identification and Management

🕔Aug 9, 2017Occurrence Although the sugarcane aphid (Melanaphis sacchari) was not a serious problem in Texas, Kansas, or other states in 2017; its occurrence in Kentucky appears to be problematic due to […]

Kentucky Corn: Spike of Southwestern Corn Borer Might Need Attention

🕔Aug 9, 2017Pest Description Southwestern corn borer (SWCB) (Diatraea grandiosella) was a caterpillar regarded as one of the most serious insect pests of corn in the late 1970s. Since then, it has […]

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, […]

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