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: Industrial Hemp – Cannabis Aphid Found in Greenhouses

🕔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, 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, 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, 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 […]

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