June 18, 2018 | By: Katie Pratt
Princeton, Ky.

The University of Kentucky’s Corn, Soybean and Tobacco Field Day is July 24 at the UK Research and Education Center Farm in Princeton.

Registration begins at 7 a.m. CDT. Tours begin at 7:50 a.m. and will offer producers more in-depth, educational options related to production and soil nutrition, tobacco, integrated pest management and precision agriculture.

UK College of Agriculture, Food and Environment specialists will present the latest information on important topics such as dicamba stewardship and herbicide-resistant weeds, nutrient placement and the effects of potassium to tobacco production.

“These intentionally specialized tours are part of the efforts by faculty and staff at the UK Grain and Forage Center of Excellence to give producers timely, commodity-specific information,” said Chad Lee, director of the Grain and Forage Center of Excellence.

Program organizers have requested continuing education units for pesticide applicators and Certified Crop Advisers.

The field day concludes with lunch provided by the Kentucky Corn Growers Association, Kentucky Soybean Promotion Board, the Burley Stabilization Corporation and Altria.

The UK Research and Education Center Farm is located at 1205 Hopkinsville St. in Princeton.

For more information, contact Colette Laurent, UK extension associate for grain crops, at colette.laurent@uky.edu or 270-365-7541, ext. 264.

Contact: 

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