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UK Wheat Science Group to host Winter Wheat Meeting in Hopkinsville on January 8

The 2018 University of Kentucky Wheat Science Group will host their Winter Wheat Meeting from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. CST Jan. 8 at the James E. Bruce Convention Center in Hopkinsville.

Registration for the event will start at 8:30 a.m.

Photo by Matt Barton

UK College of Agriculture, Food and Environment specialists will cover several topics of interest to those in the wheat industry including weed control, management of aphids and the barley yellow dwarf virus, and the best products and application times for controlling Fusarium head blight.

UK specialists will also provide an economic outlook for wheat, corn, and soybeans. This will include profitability potential and 2019 updates on risk management.

The Kentucky Small Grain Growers’ Association will provide lunch.

Certified Crop Advisers can receive the following continuing education hours: two in pest management and one each in soil management and crop management. Pesticide applicators can receive two general and one specific continuing education hours in categories 1A, 10 and 12. More information is available online or by contacting Colette Laurent, UK Grain Crops Group Coordinator, at claurent@uky.edu or 859-562-1321.

The James E. Bruce Convention Center is located at 303 Conference Center Drive in Hopkinsville. From the north, take exit 5 on Pennyrile Parkway. Turn right onto Lovers Lane (State Road 1613) and take another right onto Conference Center Drive. From south of Hopkinsville, take exit 81 on Interstate 24 to Pennyrile Parkway toward Hopkinsville. On the parkway, take exit 5 to Lovers Lane. Take a right onto Conference Center Drive.

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