UK Weed Science 2019 Palmer Amaranth Field Day

The University of Kentucky Weed Science program will be hosting a field day in Fulton County, Kentucky with a focus on the management of Palmer amaranth.  The field day will be held on July 16, 2019 from 9:30 AM to

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Field Tobacco Abnormalities

Over the past several days, Extension specialists have been contacted by tobacco growers from several regions across Kentucky about spotting and yellowing symptoms of tobacco leaves (Figures 1, 2, 3). These contacts have been made in regard to field plantings

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Spotting the Right Spot:  Frogeye Leaf Spot vs. Phyllosticta Leaf Spot of Soybean

Phyllosticta leaf spot of soybean has been observed in a few fields in western Kentucky recently.  Although the economic risk of this disease is very low, its symptoms resemble those caused by frogeye leaf spot.  On susceptible soybean varieties, frogeye

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Managing European Corn Borer on Non-GMO Corn

Many 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 scouted periodically during ECB first and second generations. Generally, corn

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Sanitation Recommendations for Small-Scale Field Hemp Plantings

Hemp is often considered a disease-free plant. However, research is being done to determine whether certain pathogens can increase to problematic levels in the field. Should disease become a significant problem in field-planted hemp, the result can be premature leaf

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After Hail: Steps to Help Mitigate Disease Problems in Vegetable Plantings

Hail is typically accompanied by driving rains and wind and can physically damage even the strongest plants. Depending on the extent, plants can usually recover from hail damage. However, these injuries may serve as sites of infection for various fungal

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Apple Scout Website

The publication An IPM Scouting Guide for Common Problems of Apple in Kentucky was first introduced in 2014 as an online/paper version. In order to improve access to this important scouting guide, a mobile website was developed. The Apple Scout

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