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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 the UK College of Agriculture, Food and Environment. The training sessions take place at critical production times throughout the year to help producers navigate the decision-making process. The training is particularly geared toward crop advisers, managers, consultants and anyone else involved in grains, corn and soybean production.

Topics for the school include fertility management for small grains, assessing the impact of late-season diseases in corn, end of the season corn nutrition, management of foliar diseases in soybeans, herbicide carryover potential and herbicide injury diagnosis, and soybean growth staging and management decisions for pesticide applications.

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

Class size is limited to 30 people, and registration is required. To register, visit uklateseason2018.eventbrite.com. This training will be held rain or shine, so participants will need to dress accordingly. Lunch is provided.

The UKREC Farm is located at 1205 Hopkinsville Street in Princeton.

For additional information or help with registration, contact Lori Rogers at (270) 365-7541, ext. 250 or lori.rogers@uky.edu.

The schools are funded in part by the Kentucky Small Grain Growers Association.

Katie Pratt writes for the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment

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