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IPM workshop scheduled for March 5

The European corn borer on corn.

PHOTO: Patty Lucas, UK IPM extension specialist
Princeton, Ky.

The 2014 Integrated Pest Management Training will be Wednesday, March 5, at the University of Kentucky Research and Education Center in Princeton. The program will start at 9 a.m. CST and end at 3 p.m.

Specialists in the UK College of Agriculture, Food and Environment will discuss problems and challenges producers faced during the 2013 growing season including: invasive insects, buffering the soil nitrogen supply against changing weather and managing resistant weeds. A session on IPM-related apps will discuss resources for pest identification, pesticide safety and nutrient management.

The program is approved for five continuing education units for Certified Crop Advisers including 2.0 in integrated pest management, 1.0 each in soil and water management, nutrient management and professional development. Three general and two specific pesticide applicator education hours have been approved for in categories 1A, 4, 10, 12 and 14.

The training is free, and lunch is provided. The entire program and directions are available on the UK IPM website, http://www.ca.uky.edu/Ag/IPM. For more information about the meeting, contact Patty Lucas, UK IPM extension specialist, at plucas@uky.edu or 270-365-7541, ext. 218.

Contact: 

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

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