December 18, 2012 | By: Katie Pratt
Princeton, Ky.

Specialists with the University of Kentucky Wheat Science Group will present timely information related to wheat production during their winter meeting from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. CST Jan. 8 at the James E. Bruce Convention Center in Hopkinsville.

UK College of Agriculture specialists will give presentations on the following topics: row widths, variety testing and branding issues, climate change project update, soils of the Kentucky Wheat Belt, weed control in wheat following the 2012 corn crop, world’s acreage response to higher prices, impact of temperature variances on insects, impact of early fungicide applications on late-season diseases and use of organic soil amendments. In addition, John Pitkin of Monsanto will discuss the company’s technology.

The Kentucky Small Grain Growers’ Association will provide lunch.

Pesticide applicator continuing education units are available for one specific and three general hours in categories 1A, 4, 10, 12 and 14. Continuing education units for Certified Crop Advisors have been applied for.

Preregistration is not required. For more information, contact Dottie Call, UK Wheat Science Group coordinator, at 270-365-7451, ext. 234 or email

The James E. Bruce Convention Center is located at 303 Conference Center Drive in Hopkinsville. From the north, take exit 5 on Pennyrile Parkway. Turn right onto Lovers Lane (State Road 1613) and take another right on to Conference Center Drive. From south of Hopkinsville, take exit 81 on Interstate 24 to the Pennyrile Parkway toward Hopkinsville. On the parkway, take exit 5 to Lovers Lane. Take a right on Conference Center Drive.

Those with GPS should use the address of 5305 Ft. Campbell Blvd., Hopkinsville, KY 42240. This is the Murray State University Regional Campus. From there, at the first stop sign, turn right. At the next stop sign, turn left and continue on to the convention center.