February 12, 2003 | By: Laura Skillman

Weed, insect and disease problems of corn, soybeans, small grains and alfalfa will be covered during the integrated pest management training school March 19 at the University of Kentucky Research and Education Center in Princeton.

An update on Kentucky pest problems will include soybean stem borer, soybean rust and pesticide-resistant pests. UK soil lab resources available on the Internet also will be reviewed.

The training is designed to help people learn to identify pests and problems and to help them understand when to time their chemical treatments to be most effective and cost efficient, said Patty Lucas, Extension IPM specialist at Princeton.

Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. The program starts at 9 a.m. and ends at 4 p.m.  It is free and open to the public. Advance registration is not needed.

The program has been approved for a total of 5.5 continuing education credits for certified crop advisors in the areas of pest management (3 hours); crop management (2 hours); and soil and water management (0.5 hours).

The program also has been approved for 3 general and 2 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 (270) 365-7541 ext. 218 or plucas@uky.edu.


Patty Lucas, 270-365-7541, ext. 218