December 20, 2006 | By: Laura Skillman

Farmers can learn more about wheat production at a daylong seminar Jan. 9 at the Christian County office of the University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service in Hopkinsville.

The program, held every January by UK’s Wheat Science Group, is designed to bring the latest wheat research, information and trends to growers. An overview of the past year’s crop will kick off the meeting, followed by a series of educational sessions.

Part of this year’s meeting will focus on management of late-planted wheat. Because of this fall’s wet conditions and delayed harvest, a number of wheat acres in Kentucky were planted past the optimum planting date.

Other morning sessions include considerations for long-term seed storage, wheat and barley scab initiative, harvest index and late nitrogen applications for improving no-till wheat, and wheat management on wet soils.

Afternoon sessions include physiological basis for yield reduction in no-till wheat, small grain variety testing update, Greenseeker nitrogen applicator, aphid suction traps and new options for ryegrass control in wheat. The meeting will conclude with a marketing outlook update.

Presenters include members of the UK Wheat Science Group, an interdisciplinary group of specialists who work together to address the needs of Kentucky’s wheat producers, as well as other UK researchers. 

The conference begins at 9 a.m. and concludes at 3 p.m. Lunch will be provided by the Kentucky Small Grain Growers Association.

Certified crop adviser credits will be available. In addition, pesticide credits have been approved for three general hours and one specific hour in categories 1a, 4, 10 and 12.

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


Dottie Call, 270-365-7541, ext. 234