2019 IPM Training School

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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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 rye

Dr. 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 cycle

Dr. 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 levels

Dr. Ric Bessin, UK Entomologist

3:30-4:00 PM Field and laboratory studies for management of bean leaf beetle and three cornered leafhopper

Dr. Raul Villanueva, UK Entomologist


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