July 21, 2015 | By: Katie Pratt

Kentucky grain crops and tobacco producers can get the most up-to-date, research-based information available from the University of Kentucky by attending the Corn, Soybean and Tobacco Field Day July 30 at the UK Research Farm in Princeton.

The field day, hosted by UK College of Agriculture, Food and Environment specialists, begins at 7:30 a.m. CDT and features tours centered on the three crops. A total of four tours—three for grain crops and one for tobacco—will run concurrently. Producers will have opportunities to visit all.

Topics on the grain crops tours include pushing corn yields, nitrogen from manure, cultural weed management, unmanned aerial systems and remote sensing, in-season nitrogen adjustments, evaluation of preventive controls for corn insect management, fungicide-resistant soybean pathogens and an update on grains’ profitability, outlook and risk management.

During the tobacco tour, specialists from UK and the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources will give an update on disease control and no-till production and use of cover crop blends.

The field day concludes at noon with lunch provided by the Kentucky Corn Growers Association, Kentucky Soybean Board and Drexel Chemical Co.

The UK Research Farm is located at 1134 Hopkinsville St. in Princeton.

More information is available by contacting Colette Laurent, extension associate for grain crops at colette.laurent@uky.edu or 270-365-7541, ext. 264.

Contact: 

Colette Laurent, 270-365-7541, ext. 264