Friday, June 17, 2016

Corn Blown Down in Western Kentucky

Chad Lee, Extension Agronomist, University of Kentucky

Corn broken at the nodes. These plants will not recover.
Photo credit: Nikki Bell.
Corn in western Kentucky was blown down from strong winds and storms the past few days. Corn that is broken at a node is not going to recover. If the roots are attached to the soil and the nodes are not broken, then the corn has a very good chance to recover. The following images are from Nikki Bell, Agriculture and Natural Resources Extension Agent in Marshall County, Kentucky.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Corn Diseases to Watch for in 2016: Southern Rust and Tar Spot

Dr. Carl A. Bradley, UK Extension Plant Pathologist

Orange pustules of the southern rust pathogen
covering a corn leaf (Photo: Carl Bradley, UK)
Two corn diseases are already making some news this season. Southern rust and tar spot have been detected in southern states and could potentially make their way to Kentucky this season. So, keeping a lookout for these two diseases is a good idea.

For more information on Southern Rust and Tar Spot see the article on Kentucky Pest News .

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

2016 UK Wheat Field Day Talks Available Online

If you were not able to attend the 2016 UK Wheat Field Day and would like to see what you missed click on the following you tube links:

Preemergence and Postemergence Control of Italian Ryegrass in Wheat
UKREC Extension Weed Science Specialist Jim "Chip" discusses preemergence and post emergence control of Italian rye grass in wheat. Chip's final presentation at Princeton Wheat Field Day before his retirement this summer!