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UK to host Corn, Soybean and Tobacco Field Day on July 23 at Princeton Research and Education Farm


By Katie Pratt
University of Kentucky

The University of Kentucky’s Corn, Soybean and Tobacco Field Day is set for July 23 at the UK Research and Education Center Farm in Princeton.

Registration begins at 7 a.m. CDT. Tours begin at 7:50 a.m. and will offer producers more in-depth, educational options related to grain crops and tobacco production.

UK College of Agriculture, Food and Environment specialists will run three concurrent tours, and participants will have time to attend two. Topics UK specialists will discuss include dicamba stewardship, cover crop management systems, soybean cyst nematode management and disease management in burley and dark tobacco.

Participants tour UK research plots at a previous Corn, Soybean and Tobacco Field Day. (Photo by Matt Barton, UK agricultural communications)

“The tour options allow attendees to customize their field day experience and get the most relevant information for their production systems,” said Kiersten Wise, UK plant pathologist and a faculty member of the UK Grain and Forage Center of Excellence.

Certified crop advisers can receive two continuing education credits per tour. Pesticide applicators can receive two general hours and one specific hour in categories 1A, 10 and 12 per tour.

The field day concludes with lunch provided by the Kentucky Corn Growers Association, Kentucky Soybean Promotion Board, Gallatin Redrying and Storage Company, and Hail and Cotton International Group.

The UK Research and Education Center Farm is located at 1205 Hopkinsville St. in Princeton.

For more information, contact Colette Laurent, UK extension associate for grain crops, at colette.laurent@uky.edu or (859) 562-1321.

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


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