February 22, 2006 | By: Laura Skillman

This year’s University of Kentucky College of Agriculture integrated pest management school will begin with a discussion of resistance management for insecticides and fungicides.

Ric Bessin, Extension entomologist, and Kenneth Seebold, Extension plant pathologist, will review actions and strategies that minimize the possibility of pests developing pesticide resistance.

The IPM school will be Wednesday, March 15, at the UK Research and Education Center in Princeton. Registration will open at 8:30 a.m. with the meeting scheduled from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The program is free of charge and lunch will be provided. To guarantee lunch, register by March 10 by calling (270) 365-7541, ext. 216, or e-mail plucas@uky.edu.

Pest identification will be a major part of the training school. Weed, insect and disease problems of corn, soybeans and small grains will be covered. The weed identification portion of the program will focus on grasses. Information on soybean rust and soybean aphids will also be part of the program.

Additional presenters include UK plant pathologist Don Hershman, entomologist Doug Johnson, agronomist Lloyd Murdock and weed scientist Jim Martin.

Program organizers have applied for five hours of continuing education units for certified crop advisers – three in pest management, one in crop management and one in nutrient management.

Educational hours have been approved for commercial pesticide applicators in the following categories: three general hours and one specific hour in category 1 – plant and animal pest control; category 4 – seed treatment; category 10 – demonstration and research pest control and category 12 – pesticide sales agent.


Patty Lucas, (270) 365-7541, ext. 218