April 29, 2005 | By: Laura Skillman

The 2005 University of Kentucky Wheat Field Day is May 17 in Logan County on Don Halcomb’s Walnut Grove Farm.

This year’s program will again highlight variety trials being conducted by University of Kentucky College of Agriculture specialists. In addition, a presentation will be given on soil properties when tillage is done only for wheat.

Other field day topics include growing wheat for straw; variable rate nitrogen using Green Seeker technology; nitrogen sources and rates; application timing of herbicides for chickweed and henbit control and a Folicur section 18 update. A display outlining proper sampling techniques, identifying insects and damage they cause in stored wheat will also be part of the field day activities.

The field day is an annual event of the UK Wheat Science Group. This year’s program begins at 8:45 a.m. and concludes at noon with a lunch provided by the Kentucky Small Grain Growers Association.

To reach the farm, take U.S. 431 south from Russellville to Kentucky 664, approximately 5.8 miles, turn left on Kentucky 664 and go 5.4 miles through Schochoh. Stay on Kentucky 664 for about three miles and the field day is located on the left. Signs will be posted.

Continuing education credits for certified crop advisors will be available in the areas of nutrient management, 1 hour; pest management, 0.5 hours; and crop management, 1.5 hours. Pesticide credits in categories 1a, 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.


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