UK to host green-up workshop

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The March 5 KATS Green UP workshop will feature demonstrations and interactive experiences for clinic participants. Shown above is a photo from a previous workshop.

The University of Kentucky will host a Green-Up Workshop on March 5 at the UK Research and Education Center in Princeton. The workshop is part of the Kentucky Agricultural Training School educational series and aims to help producers make better-informed management decisions during wheat green-up and as they prepare to plant corn and soybeans.

During the daylong event, specialists with the UK College of Agriculture, Food and Environment will discuss aphid scouting and evaluation of natural enemies of different aphid species, managing nitrogen for wheat, identifying and managing soil compaction, the economics of soil testing, influences on soil productivity, and using cover crops as forage to add another profit center to your farm.

Most of this event will occur outdoors, and the training will happen regardless of the weather. Participants should dress accordingly. Program organizers have applied for continuing education credits for pesticide applicators and certified crop advisers.

The class size is limited to 30 people, and preregistration is required to attend the UK Grain and Forage Center of Excellence workshop. The cost to attend is $105 per person.

Interested individuals can register at kats.ca.uky.edu.