Kentucky: IPM Training School, Hopkinsville, March 6

Pesticide sprayer being filled. Photo: Ohio State University

The 2019 IPM Training School is scheduled for March 6 at the Christian County Extension Office, Hopkinsville. Seven UK specialists will be talking about weed control, pasture, cover crop, soil nitrogen cycle, corn and soybean diseases, scouting techniques, and soybean pests as detailed in the program.

The number of approved continuing education units for pesticide applicators are: 3 general hours and 2 specific hours in categories 1A, 10 and 12. Certified crop advisers will receive 1 in nutrient management, 3 in integrated pest management, and 2 in crop management.

The Christian County Extension office is located at 2850 Pembroke Road in Hopkinsville. Directions to the office are available on the Christian County Extension webpage or by calling 270-886-6328.

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Program

8:30 AM Registration
8:50 AM Welcome
9:00-10:00 AM Weed control programs to maximize herbicide site of action rotation in 2019                                    Dr. Travis Legleiter, UK Weed Scientist
10:00-11:00 AM An integrated approach to restoring pasture productivity                                    Dr. Chris Teutsch, UK Forage Specialist
11:00-12:00 AM Planting corn into cover crop ryeDr. Chad Lee, UK  Director of Grain and Forage Center of Excellence
12:00-1:00 PM Lunch Break
1:00-2:00 PM Understanding and managing the soil nitrogen cycleDr. Joshua McGrath, UK Soil Specialist
2:00-3:00 PM Soybean and corn disease update                                  Ms. Brenda Kennedy, UK Plant Disease Diagnostician                                      
3:00-3:30 PM Scouting techniques for evaluation insect pest levelsDr. Ric Bessin, UK Entomologist
3:30-4:00 PM Field and laboratory studies for management of bean leaf beetle and three cornered leafhopperDr. Raul Villanueva, UK Entomologist

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