December 11, 2002 | By: Laura Skillman

The University of Kentucky College of Agriculture Wheat Science Group's winter conference will highlight no-till production as well as new varieties and other news affecting the wheat industry.

The annual meeting will be Jan. 7, 2003 at the Christian County office of the University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service, 2850 Pembroke Road, Hopkinsville. Registration is at 8:30 a.m. (CDT) with the program getting under way at 9 a.m.

Lloyd Murdock, UK Extension soils specialist, will moderate a farmer panel discussion on no-till wheat production. Murdock and John Grove, a UK agronomist, will highlight information from a study on corn yields in long term no-till fields.

Don Hershman, UK Extension plant pathologist, will present an update on no-till production and head scab.

Marvin Stone, an agriculture engineer from Oklahoma State University, will discuss variable rate nitrogen applications on wheat.

Additional topics include new wheat varieties, seed quality, storing wheat and marketing.

Lunch will be provided by the Kentucky Small Grain Growers Association and the meeting should conclude around 2:30 p.m. There will be 3 Certified Crop Advisor credit hours available, 1 each in nutrient management, pest management and cropmanagement.

For more information, contact Jay Stone, Christian County Extension agent for agriculture and natural resources, at (270) 886-6328, or Dottie Call, Wheat Science Group coordinator, at (270) 365-7541 ext. 234.