April 22, 2014 | By: Katie Pratt
Princeton, Ky.

The harsh, prolonged winter of 2014 delayed the wheat crop and presented unique challenges for wheat producers. Specialists with the University of Kentucky Wheat Science Group will discuss how to navigate these challenges and other timely topics during the UK Wheat Field Day.

The field day is from 8:30 a.m. CDT until noon May 13 at the University of Kentucky Research Farm in Princeton.

Specialists from the UK College of Agriculture, Food and Environment will cover all aspects of wheat production. Topics on the agenda include:

·         Potential nitrogen loss with frozen ground fertilizer applications

·         Delayed wheat development

·         Long-term strategies for managing herbicide-resistant common chickweed

·         Irrigation from a soils perspective

·         Plant growth regulators and nitrogen rates

·         Sulfur for wheat and other crops

·         Wheat variety trials and scab update

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

The field day will conclude at noon with a free lunch provided by the Kentucky Small Grain Growers Association.

The UK Research Farm is located at 1205 Hopkinsville St. in Princeton. Individuals using GPS should use the address of 1134 Hopkinsville St.

A grain storage fumigation workshop will be held in the afternoon.

Contact: 

Colette Laurent, 270-365-7541, ext. 264

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