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University of Kentucky to offer pest management training school March 12 at Princeton research center

The University of Kentucky’s IPM Training School is scheduled for March 12 at the UK Research and Education Center in Princeton.

A brown marmorated stink bug feeds on soybeans. (Photo by Ric Bessin, UK extension entomologist)

During the daylong event, UK College of Agriculture, Food and Environment specialists will discuss the latest research and integrated pest management techniques to manage field crops. UK Grain and Forage Center of Excellence researchers will present information on the latest and greatest in corn disease management, weed control in an era of expanding herbicide-resistant crops, precision agricultural practices, managing nutrients for high yield crops, maximizing soybean profitability through management and the results of 2019 UK insect research in corn and soybeans.

The program is approved for continuing education units for pesticide applicators. They can receive four general and two specific hours in categories 1A, 10 and 12. Certified Crop Advisers can receive six continuing education units from the event including three in integrated pest management and one each in nutrient management, crop management and precision agriculture.

Preregistration is encouraged to this free event and is available through March 9. Participants can preregister at http://2020ipmtrainingschool.eventbrite.com/ or by contacting a local office of the UK Cooperative Extension Service for a registration form. Participants can email completed registration forms to Zenaida Viloria at zenaida.viloria@uky.edu or mail the form to Attn: Zenaida Viloria, UK Research and Education Center, 348 University Drive, Princeton, KY 42445. Lunch will be provided at the event.

From University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment

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