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University of Kentucky Corn, Soybean and Tobacco Field Day Registration Now Open

By Jordan Strickler

The University of Kentucky Martin-Gatton College of Agriculture, Food and Environment will offer the 2024 Corn, Soybean and Tobacco Field Day July 23 at the college’s Research and Education Center farm in Princeton. 

Throughout the event, UK Martin-Gatton CAFE specialists and researchers will offer timely, research-based information and interactive opportunities for participants. Free registration is requested to ensure your lunch and receive event updates. 

Three tours, each lasting two hours, will run concurrently, and participants will have the opportunity to participate in two of the tours. Educational Credits will be offered for each tour. Pesticide applicators and Certified Crop Advisors credits are pending. 

Sign-in begins at 7:15 a.m. CT, with wagons rolling at 8:00 a.m. The free field day includes lunch, sponsored by the Kentucky Corn Growers AssociationKentucky Soybean Promotion Board and Altria Client Services

Participants will have the opportunity to delve into a variety of topics, including: 

  • Corn disease concerns for 2024 
  • Familiar and new soybean diseases to look out for in 2024 
  • Insect updates 
  • Corn and soybean variety trials 
  • Weed control in 2024 and beyond 
  • The "Weather Alert" app 
  • Maximizing corn yields following a cover crop 
  • Soybean yield and economic response to irrigation 
  • Corn and soybean outlook 
  • The fundamentals of soil pH management for production agriculture 
  • Changes to AGR-1 fertilizer rate recommendations for Kentucky grain crops 
  • UKREC dark tobacco infrastructure and research updates 
  • Tobacco research updates from the University of Tennessee
  • Sulfur fertility in tobacco 
Source : uky.edu

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