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New tool to help Kentucky grain producers plan disease management strategy for growing season

By Katie Pratt University of Kentucky Kentucky grain producers have a new, free tool at their disposal to see the past yield losses and economic impacts of common diseases affecting corn and soybeans. This tool can help them plan their disease management strategy for the upcoming growing season. Developed by the Crop Protection Network, the Field Crop Disease Loss Calculator can tell producers how...

High school students from across Kentucky experience agronomy, UK through crop scouting competition

By Katie Pratt University of Kentucky High school students from across the state recently came to the University of Kentucky Research and Education Center in Princeton to test their knowledge of agronomy during UK’s first High School Crop Scouting Competition. Kiersten Wise, UK extension plant pathologist, organized the competition after seeing the success similar competitions had in other states....

UK College of Agriculture, Food and Environment specialists to host late-season field school on Sept. 6

By Katie Pratt University of Kentucky University of Kentucky specialists will host a field school for row crop producers on Sept. 6 at the UK Research and Education Center Farm in Princeton. The school will go from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. CDT and will cover late-season issues related to small grains, corn and soybeans. The field schools are a series of in-depth, hands-on training led by specialists in...