UK Wheat Field Day Is May 10

   The University of Kentucky Wheat Science Group will host its annual field day Tuesday, May 10 at the UK Research and Education Center Farm in Princeton. Registration begins at 8 a.m. CDT. The tour starts at 8:50 a.m.
   Group members, who are specialists with the UK College of Agriculture, Food and Environment, hold the annual meeting to help producers learn about the latest research and trends in wheat production. During the event, participants will hear from many of the group’s members along with a farmer and crop consultant.
   Topics on the agenda include a variety trial walkthrough, Italian ryegrass control, summary of the national Fusarium head blight uniform fungicide testing program, identifying key wheat growth stages, nitrogen management strategies and 2016 profitability and risk management.
   Attendees can receive 2.5 hours in continuing education units for Certified Crop Advisers. These include 0.5 for soil and water and one each for integrated pest management and crop management. Pesticide applicators can get continuing education units for one general and two specific hours in categories 1A, 10 and 12.
   The Kentucky Small Grain Growers Association will provide a free lunch to attendees at noon, immediately following the field day.
   The UK Research and Education Center Farm is located at 1205 Hopkinsville St. in Princeton. For those with a GPS device, use 1134 Hopkinsville St., Princeton, KY 42445. ∆
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