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 […]

Kentucky: Industrial Hemp – Cannabis Aphid Found in Greenhouses Feb 20, 2019

🕔Feb 20, 2019
The 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, 2019
Insecticide 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, 2018
Description 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, 2018
Key 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, 2018

🕔Apr 4, 2018
In 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, 2018

🕔Feb 9, 2018
There 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, 2017

🕔Sep 20, 2017
Biology & 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, 2017

🕔Aug 9, 2017
Occurrence 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 […]

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