Yearly Archives: 2019

Foliar Fungicide Considerations for Soybean

Many soybean fields in Kentucky are approaching the R3 (beginning pod) developmental stage, which generally is a time to consider an application of a foliar fungicide to protect against foliar diseases.  In areas of the state that have received frequent

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Sugarcane Aphid in Kentucky Sorghum

The 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 untreated on grain, forage, and sweet sorghum. SCA cannot survive

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Southern Blight of Hemp

In 2018, there were significant increases in confirmed cases of southern blight in hemp.  The fungal disease affects a wide range of plant species, as well as hemp. When stems and roots become infected, plants can wilt, decline, and/or die,

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Featured Publication

Transplant Shock: Disease or Cultural Problem? (PPFS-OR-W-19) When trees and shrubs are moved from one growing site to another (e.g. from nursery to landscape), they endure stress. If care is taken to minimize stress through proper transplanting techniques and maintenance,

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Plant Disease Diagnostic Lab Highlights

The following plant disease highlights have been compiled from samples submitted to the University of Kentucky Plant Disease Diagnostic Laboratories from July 2-8, 2019. Diagnostic samples of agronomic crops have included Northern leaf blight and common rust on corn; Rhizoctonia

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2019 Insect Trap Counts

Trap counts for major insect pests are provided by the Kentucky IPM Program. Traps are located at the UK Research and Education Center in western Kentucky and the UK Spindletop Farm in Lexington.  Below are trap counts for the current

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Corn Disease Update

Time for foliar fungicide application decisions in corn Corn is moving through growth stages quickly, and the warm, humid weather in many parts of Kentucky has been conducive for foliar disease development. Fungicides are commonly promoted to reduce the impact

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