- Equine Initiative
- Regulatory Services
- Biosystems/Ag Engineering
- Food Science
- Fine Arts
- Community Development
- 4-H Youth
- Family and Consumer Sciences
- Ag Information Center
- Ag Magazine
- Office of Diversity
- Ag Weather
- Ag Faculty Council
- Staff Links
- College Store
Get a jump start on 2009 pest and weed control at IPM School
Every growing season, farmers face unique challenges as a result of weed and pest problems. They can get a jump start on 2009 weed, disease and insect control by attending the daylong 2009 Integrated Pest Management Scout Training School March 4 at the University of Kentucky Research and Education Center in Princeton.
Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. CDT. Presentations start at 9 a.m. and end at 3:30 p.m. There is no charge to attend the school and lunch will be provided.
"It's a really good place for them to come and get an update on what's new in weed, insect and disease control," said Patty Lucas, UK extension specialist for integrated pest management. "We will also review last year's pest problems and talk about things that may be helpful if producers encounter them again this year."
Presenters are UK specialists in the areas of weed science, soil science, agricultural engineering, entomology, plant pathology and crop science. The morning session will include discussions on what's new in weed control, fungicide use in corn and soybeans and an update on UK fertilizer recommendations and use. Topics for the afternoon session include equipment for small plot work, improving nutrient use efficiency in corn and soybean production, and corn and soybean insect issues.
The program has applied for 5.5 continuing education units for certified crop advisors - 2 in pest management, 1.5 in crop management, 1.5 in nutrient management and 0.5 in professional development. It has also applied for general and specific hours for pesticide applicators in categories 1a, 10 and 12.
Preregistration is not required, but to guarantee a lunch, call Mary Ann Kelley at 270-365-7541 ext. 216 or e-mail email@example.com before March 3.
Keep the brakes on planting a little longer
Early summer could come at a price, UK ag meteorologist cautions
Photo depicts damage to apple trees after the Easter Freeze in 2007.
Without looking at the calendar, Kentuckians might easily be fooled into thinking...
The Arboretum gears up to host a Party for the Planet
The Arboretum, on the campus of the University of Kentucky in Lexington, is partnering with LG&E and KU Energy LLC to offer a month-long celebration called Party for the Planet 2012, with activities for...