• By Katie Pratt

UK annual field day

The University of Kentucky Wheat Science Group will host its annual field day Tuesday, May 8, at the UK Research and Education Center farm in Princeton. Registration begins at 8 a.m. CDT. The tour starts at 8:45 a.m.

Specialists with the UK College of Agriculture, Food and Environment’s Grain and Forage Center of Excellence host the annual meeting to help producers learn about the latest research and trends in wheat production.

Topics include reasons to keep wheat in the rotation, insecticide-treated seed, herbicide resistance update, wheat as a cover crop, management-related growth stages, wheat economic outlook, the economics of harvesting wheat straw and fungicide management of Fusarium head blight. Participants will also get to see and learn about UK’s wheat variety trials.

Attendees can receive three hours in continuing education units for Certified Crop Advisers. These include two hours for crop management and one hour for pest management. Pesticide applicators can receive two general and one specific hours in categories 1A, 10 and 12.

The Kentucky Small Grain Growers Association will provide a free lunch to attendees immediately following the field day.

The UK Research and Education Center Farm is located at 1205 Hopkinsville St., Princeton.

Contact Colette Laurent, 270-365-7541, ext. 264, for more information.

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