Specialists with the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment will host their annual IPM Training School virtually March 10 via Zoom. The day will begin with a field crop session from 8:15 a.m. until 11:15 a.m. A horticulture-focused session will follow from 1 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. All times are Central.
“Our IPM training historically has been row crop focused, and while we continue to offer that aspect of the training, we are also offering a horticulture-focused session for the first time in several years. It should have valuable information for both groups of producers,” said Ric Bessin, UK extension entomologist.
Field crop topics include management of foliar soybean diseases, beetle research in soybeans, phosphorus fertility, managing herbicide-resistance weeds and a soybean production update.
Chris Marble, an assistant professor at the University of Florida, will begin the afternoon horticulture session. He will speak about simple steps to reduce weed control costs in nurseries. Other topics UK specialists will present include fungicide resistance and application timing, using beneficial insects, wildlife damage control in fruit and vegetable production and water management.
Preregistration is required by March 8 at https://uky.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZctc-yqqTMsH9ABPo_ac25xGS7lUZAJkL_p. Registered participants will receive an email containing the link to the Zoom training on March 9.
The meeting is approved for four continuing education units for pesticide applicators in categories 1A, 10 and 12. Certified Crop Advisers can receive the following continuing education units: four in integrated pest management and 0.5 in both nutrient management and soil and water management.
The full agenda is available online at https://bit.ly/2KbDPYU.
— Katie Pratt, UK College of Agriculture