Kentucky: Wheat Production Field School, March 8, April 26

    The UK Wheat Science Group with support from the Kentucky Small Grain Growers’ Association will offer three hands-on training sessions on managing wheat in Kentucky – GREEN-UP (March 8th) – PRIOR TO FLOWERING (April 26th) – PRE-PLANT (TBA).

    These trainings are directed towards crop advisors and farm managers who provide agronomic guidance for wheat production. The sessions will be held on the UKREC Farm (1205 Hopkinsville Street in Princeton, KY) from 9am – 3:00pm CST (Lunch is included). Class size is limited to 30 people per training. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED – see links below.  

    Educational credits for the March 8th “GREEN-UP training” have been approved for the following: Pesticide Credits: 3 General Hours & 1 Specific Hours (Cat 1A, 10, 12) CCA Credits: 2.5 SW, 1 PM, 2.5 CM

    The School cost $60/session. To register please click on desired session:

    GREEN-UP – March 8th (register by February 28)
    PRIOR TO FLOWERING (April 26th)  (Register by April 19)

    “GREEN-UP” Topics include:

    • Submitting samples to UK diagnostic lab – Brenda Kennedy
    • Relating soil productivity to soil types – Jerry McIntosh (NRCS)
    • Growth stage / plant dissection at green-up – Carrie Knott
    • Assessing freeze damage – Carrie Knott
    • Planting date and seeding rate differences impact tiller counts – Carrie Knott
    • Herbicide symptomology associated with injury from tank contamination, application timing, etc. – Jim Martin
    • Nitrogen management – Edwin Ritchey & John Grove
    • Tillage and traffic impacts on establishing wheat stands – John Grove & Edwin Ritchey
    • Impact of rooting depth of ryegrass on productivity of certain soils – Lloyd Murdock
    • Weed Identification – Jim Martin


    • Growth stage / plant dissection near heading – Carrie Knott
    • Planting date and seeding rate differences impact stem counts near heading – Carrie Knott
    • Growth regulators for wheat – Carrie Knott
    • Application timing of fungicides – Carl Bradley
    • Late nitrogen applications for protein – John Grove
    • Plant analysis for assessing nutrition – John Grove
    • Tillage and traffic impacts on growth – John Grove & Edwin Ritchey
    • Managing insects during grain storage – Raul Villanueva
    • Controlling ryegrass as a cover crop and as a weed in wheat – Lloyd Murdock & Jim Martin
    • Weed Identification – Jim Martin

    For more information please click here. If you have any issues or questions with registration, please contact: Dr. Edwin Ritchey: 270-365-7541 ext. 301 or Kelsey Mehl: 270-365-7541 ext. 200.

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