April 21, 2015 | By: Katie Pratt
Princeton, Ky.

It’s time for small grain producers interested in receiving the latest research and information to make plans to attend the 2015 University of Kentucky Wheat Field Day.

Hosted by the UK College of Agriculture, Food and Environment, the field day is from 8:30 a.m. CDT until noon May 12 at UK Research Farm in Princeton.

Researchers and specialists from UK’s Wheat Science Group along with representatives from the University of Illinois and Rubisco Seeds will present current information on several topics including:

·         Herbicide-resistant weed management

·         Head scab management

·         Unmanned aerial systems and remote sensing in agriculture

·         Wheat economic outlook

·         Canola production in Kentucky

·         Cover crops in Kentucky’s grain crop systems.

Participants will also have the opportunity to view the UK wheat variety trials and hear about variety performance.

The event is approved for the Certified Crop Adviser continuing education units in the following: one in soil and water management and 2.5 in crop management. Pesticide applicators can also receive continuing education credits for one specific and two general hours in categories 1A, 10 and 12.

The UK Research Farm is located at 1205 Hopkinsville Street. If using a GPS device, use the address of 1134 Hopkinsville Street, Princeton, KY 42445.

Immediately following the program, the Kentucky Small Grain Growers’ Association will provide a free lunch for those attending the field day.

Contact: 

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