Soybeans are a major crop in Kentucky In both 2008 and 2010 soybeans were listed as the fifth top agricultural commodity in the state and in 2009 and 2010 soybeans ranked second in top 5 agricultural exports from the state.  In 2009 and 2010, Kentucky was ranked fifteenth in the nation for soybean and soybean product exports (statistics: http://www.ers.usda.gov).  Nearly 1.3 million acres were grown in 2012, a year in which soybean ranked second in Kentucky’s crop receipts (National Agricultural Statistics Service).  In 2013, soybean production in Kentucky was approximately 81.2 million bushels which reflects a 38% increase from 2012 (statistics: http://kyagr.com).  2014 saw a record-breaking 84 million bushels of soybeans produced from 1.75 million acres (Kentucky Agri-News).  The importance of the soybean industry in Kentucky highlights the need for a survey focused on pests in this system.  


Old World Bollworm

Old World Bollworm

 Egyptian Cotton Leafworm

Egyptian Cotton Leafworm

Golden Twinspot Moth

Golden Twinspot Moth

2020

  • Number of Fields Surveyed:  10

  • Counties Surveyed:  Caldwell, Christian, Fayette, Lyon, Scott, Shelby Trigg

  • Target Pests (Traps Set): Old World Bollworm, Silver-Y Moth, Egyptian Cotton Leafworm,  and Golden Twinspot Moth

  • Target Pest (Visual Survey): Yellow Witchweed
  • Number of Target Moth Pests Captured:  0

  • Yellow Witchweed Detections:  0

2018-2019

  • Number of Fields Surveyed:  10

  • Counties Surveyed:  Caldwell, Crittenden, Graves, Lyon, Trigg

  • Target Pests (Traps Set): Old World Bollworm, Silver-Y Moth, Egyptian Cotton Leafworm,  and Golden Twinspot Moth

  • Target Pest (Visual Survey): Yellow Witchweed

  • Number of Target Moth Pests Captured:  0

  • Yellow Witchweed Detections:  0

2017

  • Number of Fields Surveyed:  10

  • Counties Surveyed:  Caldwell, Hopkins, Lyon, Marshall, McCracken, McLean, Trigg, Webster

  • Target Pests (Traps Set): Old World Bollworm, Silver-Y Moth, Egyptian Cotton Leafworm,  and Golden Twinspot Moth
  • Target Pest (Visual Survey): Yellow Witchweed
  • Number of Target Moth Pests Captured:  0

  • Yellow Witchweed Detections:  0

2016

  • Number of Fields Surveyed:  10

  • Counties Surveyed:  Caldwell, Crittenden, Henderson, Hopkins, Lyon, Muhlenberg, Ohio, Trigg, Union

  • Target Pests (Traps Set): Old World Bollworm, Silver-Y Moth, Egyptian Cotton Leafworm,  and Golden Twinspot Moth
  • Number of Target Moth Pests Captured:  0

2015

  • Number of Fields Surveyed:  10

  • Counties Surveyed:  Caldwell, Crittenden, Henderson, Hopkins, Livingston, Lyon, Marshall, Union, Webster

  • Target Pests (Traps Set): Old World Bollworm, Silver-Y Moth, Egyptian Cotton Leafworm,  Summer Fruit Tortrix, and Golden Twinspot Moth
  • Number of Target Moth Pests Captured:  0

2014

  • Number of Fields Surveyed:  10

  • Counties Surveyed:  Caldwell, Christian, Crittenden, Hopkins, Lyon, McCracken, Trigg, Webster, Union

  • Target Pests (Traps Set): Old World Bollworm, Silver-Y Moth, Egyptian Cotton Leafworm,  Summer Fruit Tortrix, and Golden Twinspot Moth
  • Number of Target Moth Pests Captured:  0

2013

  • Number of Fields Surveyed:  10

  • Counties Surveyed:  Ballard, Caldwell, Christian, Crittenden, Henderson, Larue, Logan, Lyon, Todd, Union

  • Target Pests (Traps Set): Old World Bollworm, Silver-Y Moth, Egyptian Cotton Leafworm,  Summer Fruit Tortrix, and Golden Twinspot Moth
  • Number of Target Moth Pests Captured:  0

2012

  • Number of Fields Surveyed:  9

  • Counties Surveyed:  Caldwell, Crittenden, Daviess, Graves, Marshall, Muhlenberg, Ohio, Union, Warren

  • Target Pests (Traps Set): Old World Bollworm, Silver-Y Moth, Egyptian Cotton Leafworm,  Summer Fruit Tortrix, and Golden Twinspot Moth
  • Number of Target Moth Pests Captured:  0

2011

  • Number of Fields Surveyed:  9

  • Counties Surveyed:  Caldwell, Calloway, Daviess, Fulton, Henderson, Hickman, Hopkins, McLean, Webster

  • Target Pests (Traps Set): Old World Bollworm, Silver-Y Moth, Egyptian Cotton Leafworm, and Summer Fruit Tortrix
  • Number of Target Moth Pests Captured:  0

2009-2010

  • Number of Fields Surveyed:  9

  • Counties Surveyed:  Caldwell, Calloway, Daviess, Fulton, Henderson, Hickman, McLean, Union, Webster

  • Target Pests (Traps Set): Old World Bollworm, Silver-Y Moth, Egyptian Cotton Leafworm, and Summer Fruit Tortrix
  • Number of Target Moth Pests Captured:  0

 Silver Y Moth

Silver Y Moth

soybean commodity survey 2013

soybean commodity survey 2012