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UK to host Pest Management Field Day on July 2 at Research and Education Center in Princeton


By Katie Pratt
University of Kentucky

The University of Kentucky will host a Pest Management Field Day on July 2 at the UK Research and Education Center in Princeton.

During the field day, UK College of Agriculture, Food and Environment scientists will share research data to help producers make weed and disease management decisions in corn and soybeans. This is the first time researchers are hosting this field day, which aligns with the UK Grain and Forage Center of Excellence’s commitment to provide producers with timely educational programs.

UK weed scientist Erin Haramoto speaks at a recent field day. (Photo by Steve Patton, UK agricultural communications)

Among the topics weed scientists will discuss is the new herbicide tolerant traits available in soybeans. They will also talk about using cover crops for weed control, application technology and dicamba stewardship. On the disease management side, plant pathologists will discuss foliar fungicides and in-furrow and seed fungicides available for corn.

Certified crop advisers can receive three hours of continuing education units in integrated pest management. Pesticide applicators can receive two general and one specific hours in categories 1A, 10 and 12.

The field day is from 8 a.m. until noon CDT and will occur rain or shine. To help with meal planning, organizers are asking participants to pre-register for the free event at uky.az1.qualtrics.com.

The field day is funded in part by the United Soybean Board’s Take Action Herbicide Resistance Management program.

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


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