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 of foliar disease in corn, but with tight margins and a difficult market, it is important to pay careful attention to the factors that influence the profitability of a fungicide application.

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CornJennifer Elwell
Palmer Amaranth Field Day is July 16

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 11:30 AM across the road from Major Brothers Shop on 5305 State Hwy 94 W, Hickman, KY 42050.

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Jennifer Elwell
Sugarcane Beetle Reported Feeding on Seedling Corn

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. Inspection of plants showed entrance holes in the stalk just below ground level, tunnels going to plant crowns, suckers, stunting and center leaves were desiccated (deadheart).

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CornJennifer Elwell