April 26, 2006 | By: Laura Skillman

The annual University of Kentucky College of Agriculture’s Wheat Field Day will be Tuesday, May 16, at the UK Research and Education Center.

With costs escalating for everything from fuel to fertilizer, energy efficiencies will highlight this year’s field day. Topics will include economic rates of nitrogen fertilizer, an update on no-till wheat, and energy cost and fuel efficiency.

Other field day topics will include stripe rust, Osprey and nitrogen damage, information on an insecticide seed-applied treatment study and a device for reading levels of deoxynivalenol, DON, in wheat. Growers will also have a chance to walk through and learn about some of UK’s small grains variety trials test plots.

The field day is an annual event of the UK Wheat Science Group. Registration for this year’s program begins at 8:30 a.m. The program will conclude at noon with a lunch provided by the Kentucky Small Grain Growers Association.

Certified crop advisers can receive one and a half hours of continuing education credits in both pest management and crop management. Pesticide credits in categories 1, 10 and 12 also will be available from the Kentucky Department of Agriculture.

For more information contact Dottie Call, Wheat Science Group coordinator, at (270) 365-7541, ext. 234 or dcall@uky.edu.



Dottie Call, (270-365-7541 ext. 234