UK Winter Wheat Meeting is Jan. 5

Aerial photo of the 2016 UK wheat research plots

PHOTO: Matt Barton, UK Agricultural Communications
Princeton, Ky.

Kentucky wheat growers can get a comprehensive overview of the University of Kentucky’s new and ongoing research at the 2017 Winter Wheat Meeting. The annual meeting, hosted by the UK College of Agriculture, Food and Environment, will be from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. CST Jan. 5 at the James E. Bruce Convention Center in Hopkinsville.

Specialists from UK’s Wheat Science Group and the University of Tennessee will lead discussions on weed problems, 2017 crop condition, stripe rust and fusarium head blight management, economic tools to improve decision making, growing barley and rye in Kentucky, maximizing Kentucky’s wheat and double-crop soybean system, a warm fall’s influence on pests, and market outlook, profitability potential and risk management alternatives. Kentucky growers can expect to hear from some familiar UK faces as well as new specialists, who will present at this meeting for the first time.

“This meeting is a great opportunity for producers to meet some of our new specialists and learn about them and their research interests,” said Colette Laurent, UK grain crops coordinator.

Pesticide applicators can receive two general and one specific hours in categories 1A, 10 and 12. Program organizers have applied for continuing education units for Certified Crop Advisers.

Lunch is provided by the Kentucky Small Grain Growers Association.

For more information, contact Laurent at claurent@uky.edu or 270-365-7541, ext. 264.

The James E. Bruce Convention Center is located at 303 Conference Center Drive in Hopkinsville. From the north, take exit 5 on Pennyrile Parkway. Turn right onto Lovers Lane (State Road 1613) and take another right onto Conference Center Drive. From south of Hopkinsville, take exit 81 on Interstate 24 to Pennyrile Parkway toward Hopkinsville. On the parkway, take exit 5 to Lovers Lane. Take a right onto Conference Center Drive.

Those with a GPS should use the address 5305 Ft. Campbell Blvd., Hopkinsville, KY 42240. This is the Murray State University Hopkinsville Regional Campus. From there, at the first stop sign, turn right. At the next stop sign, turn left and continue on to the convention center.

Contact: 

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

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