Kentucky Sorghum: Sugarcane Aphids Make an Appearance

🕔Jul 17, 2019The sugarcane aphid (SCA) was spotted in Kentucky last week in Fayette and Monroe Counties on sweet sorghum. This invasive pest can cause up to 100% crop loss if left […]

Kentucky Corn: Managing European Corn Borer on Non-GMO Crops

🕔Jun 20, 2019Many producers are growing non-GMO corn for niche markets, including distillery and food-grade uses.  Non-GMO corn is very susceptible to damage by European corn borer (ECB) and needs to be […]

Insecticide Seed Treatments and Pollinator Protection

🕔May 1, 2019Insecticide seed treatments are widespread as they are a relatively inexpensive method to manage some belowground and aboveground insect pests in row crops and some vegetables. Many insecticide seed treatments […]

Kentucky Sweet Sorghum: Sugarcane Aphid Numbers Low, Keep Monitoring

🕔Sep 19, 2018This season, sugarcane aphid was first spotted close to the same time as last year. Generally, populations were slow to build, but this year a number of growers were prepared […]

Kentucky Sorghum: Sugarcane Aphids Found in Woodford County

🕔Jul 25, 2018Last week, the first sugarcane aphids (SCA) of the year for Kentucky were found in Woodford County on sweet sorghum.  While only 5% of the leaves in the field were […]

Kentucky Corn: Scout for Western Bean Cutworm

🕔Jun 27, 2018This week, a suspicious egg mass was found in a Daviess County corn field by a consultant who was scouting the field. The tentative identification of the egg mass is […]

Kentucky Sweet Sorghum: Sivanto Prime Available for Sugarcane Aphids in 2018

🕔May 16, 2018The Kentucky Department of Agriculture (KDA) just announced that Kentucky will again have Sivanto Prime available for use on sweet sorghum to fight sugarcane aphid. This is good news as […]

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: Keep Watch for Mexican Bean Beetle

🕔Aug 2, 2017There have been several reports of Mexican bean beetle attacking green beans. This insect is a bit unusual in that it is in the lady beetle family, which we usually […]

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