May 3, 2011

The annual field day of the University of Kentucky’s Wheat Science Group is May 17 at the UK Research and Education Center in Princeton. Registration starts at 8:30 a.m. CDT, and tours begin at 9 a.m.

Information will be available on the following topics: wheat variety trials, micronutrient availability from new fertilizers, wheat row spacing, optical wheat sensing, wheat’s impact on the control of giant ragweed and marestail, best management practices for controlling head scab, fungicide updates and economic insect control and returns to grain storage.

Presenters are members of the UK Wheat Science Group, which is comprised of researchers and extension specialists from many different departments in the UK College of Agriculture .

Certified crop advisor credits are available in the following categories: 0.5 in nutrient management, 1.5 in pest management, and 1 in crop management. Pesticide applicator credits include 2 general and 1 specific hours in categories 1A, 10 and 12.

The free event concludes at noon with lunch provided by the Kentucky Small Grain Growers Association .

For more information, contact Dottie Call, UK Wheat Science Group coordinator at 270-365-7541, ext. 234 or