February 5, 2003 | By: Laura Skillman

A one-day program on vegetable pest management will focus on pests common to eastern Kentucky.

The March 6 program will be held at the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture’s Robinson Station in Jackson. Registration begins at 9 a.m. The program will conclude at 4 p.m.

Doug Johnson, UK Extension Entomologist at the UK Research and Education Center in Princeton, will give an overview of common insect pests and using pheromone traps. Another UK Extension Entomologist, Ric Bessin, will discuss managing vegetable insecticides – control, resistance and cost.

Joe Masabni, UK Extension horticulture specialist, will address herbicide selections and calculations.

UK Plant Pathologist Bill Nesmith will discuss recognizing and understanding infectious diseases in vegetables and dealing with tobacco-vegetable disease connections. He also will outline the principles of fungicide use in a vegetable integrated pest management program, and proper use and limitations of products.

The program is open to anyone and free of charge. Lunch will be on your own.

The program has also been approved for three general and two specific education hours for Kentucky Pesticide Applicator Training for applicator categories 1 (agriculture applicator), 10 (demonstration and research) and 12, (retail sales agent or dealer).

For more information contact Patty Lucas at plucas@uky.edu or 270-365-7541 ext. 218 or Terry Jones at (606) 666-2438 or tjones@uky.edu .



Patty Lucas (270) 365-7541 ext. 218