August 17, 2018 | By: Katie Pratt
Princeton, Ky.

University of Kentucky specialists will host a field  school for row crop producers Sept. 6 at the UK Research and Education Center Farm in Princeton. The school will go from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. CDT and will cover late-season issues related to small grains, corn and soybeans.

The field schools are a series of in-depth, hands-on trainings led by specialists in the UK College of Agriculture, Food and Environment. These trainings take place at critical production times throughout the year to help producers navigate the decision-making process. The training is particularly geared toward crop advisors, managers, consultants and anyone else involved in production.

Topics for the school include fertility management for small grains, assessing the impact of late-season diseases in corn, end of the season corn nutrition, management of foliar diseases in soybeans, herbicide carryover potential and herbicide injury diagnosis, and soybean growth staging and management decisions for pesticide applications.

Program organizers have applied for continuing education units for Certified Crop Advisers and pesticide applicators.

Class size is limited to 30 people, and registration is required. To register, visit https://uklateseason2018.eventbrite.com. This training will be held rain or shine, so participants will need to dress accordingly. Lunch is provided.

The UKREC Farm is located at 1205 Hopkinsville Street in Princeton.

For additional information or help with registration, contact Lori Rogers at 270-365-7541 ext. 250 or lori.rogers@uky.edu.

The schools are funded in part by the Kentucky Small Grain Growers Association.

Contact: 

 Lori Rogers, 270-365-7541, ext. 250; Edwin Ritchey, 270-365-7541, ext. 301