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UK study shows tasseling applications of foliar fungicides may provide greatest benefits

By Katie Pratt University of Kentucky Corn producers have the greatest chance of controlling foliar diseases and improving the crop’s stalk strength when foliar fungicide treatments are applied at the tasseling (VT) growth stage, according to a University of Kentucky study. “Foliar diseases like gray leaf spot and southern rust frequently appear after tasseling and into grain fill. This prompts...

UK to host Corn, Soybean and Tobacco Field Day on July 23 at Princeton Research and Education Farm

By Katie Pratt University of Kentucky The University of Kentucky’s Corn, Soybean and Tobacco Field Day is set for July 23 at the UK Research and Education Center Farm in Princeton. Registration begins at 7 a.m. CDT. Tours begin at 7:50 a.m. and will offer producers more in-depth, educational options related to grain crops and tobacco production. UK College of Agriculture, Food and Environment specialists...

University of Kentucky College of Agriculture to host Corn, Soybean and Tobacco Field Day July 27

The University of Kentucky’s 2017 Corn, Soybean and Tobacco Field Day, hosted by the UK College of Agriculture, Food and Environment, is scheduled for July 27 at the UK Research and Education Center Farm in Princeton. Registration begins at 7 a.m. (CDT), and will occur rain or shine. Four concurrent tours begin at 7:50 a.m. The tours will cover topics related to soil health, production decisions,...

UK College of Agriculture giving farmers a jump on next year’s crop with early bird meetings

Harvest is just wrapping up, but producers who want to get a jump on next year’s crop can attend one of three Early Bird Meetings. University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment specialists will host these meetings to recap the 2016 growing season and to discuss potential challenges heading into 2017. Meetings will be from 8 a.m. until noon CST on the following dates and locations:...

What a Difference a Year Makes: State corn, soybean growers on verge of record harvest

By Tim Thornberry Special to KyForward   State corn growers are on the verge of completing a record harvest, in contrast to the devastating year they faced in 2012.   The latest projections from the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), Kentucky field office noted, “Corn production in Kentucky was forecast at a record 247 million bushels, up four percent from the September forecast...

What a difference a year makes: Kentucky’s 2013 corn crop is ‘good to excellent’ so far

The National Agriculture Statistics Service says Kentucky’s crop is 58 percent good and 24 percent excellent. (Photo from Creative Commons)   By Tim Thornberry KyForward correspondent   The corn landscape around Kentucky looks considerably different this year from 2012, thanks to plentiful rains and moderate temperatures.   The latest National Agricultural Statistics Service listed...

Growing corn organically could prove to be financially rewarding for Kentucky farmers

By Tim Thornberry KyForward correspondent   For grain producers, especially corner growers, last year’s record or near-record prices gave many an incentive to plant big again in 2013. Even with the drought, prices jumped to $8 per bushel at one point for corn.   (Photo by Steve Patton, UK College of Agriculture) There is however, something out there that has been bringing even higher prices....