April 7, 2005 | By: Laura Skillman

A pest management training and update for fruit and vegetable growers is set for April 28 at the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture’s Robinson Station in Jackson.

Topics will include weed control, fruit and vegetable diseases and insect management. In addition, selecting vegetable cultivars and new cultivars will be discussed.

UK Horticulture specialist Terry Jones will demonstrate how to calibrate two types of sprayers. He will calibrate an air blast, which is suitable for use in small orchards (small apple trees), on grapes or on blueberries. The other will be a brush boom, which is a tow-behind model and can be used to spray between plastic.

The program has been approved for one hour category-specific continuing credit in categories 1, 10, and 12 and five hours general credit for Pesticide Applicators Training.

Application has also been made for six continuing education units for certified crop advisers, three in pest management, two in crop management and one in professional development.

Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. The program begins at 9 a.m. and concludes at 
4 p.m. Lunch is on your own. 

For more information, contact Patty Lucas at 270-365-7541 ext. 218 or Terry Jones at 859-257-9511 ext. 234.



Writer: Laura Skillman 270-365-7541 ext. 278