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UK Fall Crop Protection webinar series begins in November; weekly series occurs on Tuesdays

By Katie Pratt
University of Kentucky

University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment specialists have organized a webinar series aimed at helping producers provide better protection for their grain crops.

The 2020 Fall Crop Protection webinars begin Nov. 10 on the video conferencing app Zoom and will focus on new and common threats to Kentucky corn, soybeans and wheat. The weekly webinars will occur at 10 a.m. EST on Tuesdays and are hosted through the Southern Integrated Pest Management Center.

UK specialists will discuss new and common threats to corn, soybeans and wheat. (Photo by Matt Barton)

Preregistration is required to attend each webinar. The webinar schedule and preregistration links are as follows:

Nov. 10- Kiersten Wise, extension plant pathologist. New ways to manage old diseases in corn. Wise’s presentation will focus on new research and technologies to manage foliar diseases like gray leaf spot and southern corn rust.
Click here to preregister.

Nov. 17- Carl Bradley, extension plant pathologist. What lies beneath: sudden death syndrome and the soybean cyst nematode. Bradley’s webinar will address links between sudden death syndrome and the soybean cyst nematode and ways to better manage both diseases.
Click here to preregister.

Dec. 1- Raul Villanueva, extension entomologist and Zenaida Viloria, research analyst. Geographic expansion of the brown marmorated stink bug. The stink bug has expanded into Western Kentucky. Villanueva and Viloria will discuss insect trap counts and how this insect will impact Kentucky soybeans.
Click here to preregister.

Dec. 8- J.D. Green, weed scientist. Selecting the right herbicide tolerant traits and applying the right herbicides at the right time. Weed control programs are now more complex. Green’s presentation will discuss the basic steps for establishing an effective program customized to each operator’s needs.
Click here to preregister.

Dec. 15- Travis Legleiter, weed scientist. Tackling the top 5 weeds of the Mid-South. Palmer amaranth, waterhemp, marestail, annual ryegrass and Johnsongrass are the five most troublesome weeds in grain crops in the region. Legleiter’s webinar will discuss chemical and cultural controls for each weed.
Click here to preregister.

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

Katie Pratt writes for the UK College of Agriculture, Food and Environment.

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