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UK Wheat Field School to get growers ready to plant



PHOTO: Katie Pratt, UK Agricultural Communications
Princeton, Ky.

Specialists with the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture Food and Environment are offering a Wheat Field School to help producers prepare for the 2017-2018 growing season.

The field school is from 8:30 a.m. CDT until 3 p.m. Sept. 13 at UK’s Research and Education Center in Princeton. It is the third school UK specialists have offered wheat growers this year.

“We wanted to host these schools to provide experienced producers, crop advisers and farm managers with a series of in-depth educational opportunities to help them improve their operation,” said Edwin Ritchey, UK soil extension specialist.

During the school, participants will learn how to identify and treat challenges in the field that occur prior to planting. Some of the topics UK specialists will discuss include drill calibration, seed bed preparation, seed treatments and weed management.

The school costs $60 and will occur regardless of weather. Lunch is provided. To register for this session, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wheat-field-school-pre-planting-2017-tickets-36527306156. Direct registration questions to Kelsey Mehl, 270-365-7541, ext. 200 or kelsey.mehl@uky.edu.

The following continuing education units are available for Certified Crop Advisers: three in soil and water, two in integrated pest management and one in crop management. Pesticide applicators can receive continuing education units for one general and two specific hours in categories 1A, 4, 10 and 12.

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

Contact: 

Edwin Ritchey, 270-365-7541, ext. 301; Kelsey Mehl, 270-365-7541, ext. 200

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