Seminar gives farmers expert crop information, updates

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Crop producers have the chance to hear agricultural updates from Purdue Extension and University of Kentucky Extension experts at the 29th annual Kentuckiana Crop Production Seminar.

The AgriBusiness Association of Kentucky and the Agribusiness Council of Indiana will host the two-day workshop Dec. 4-5 at the French Lick Springs Resort, 8670 state Route 56, French Lick.

Attendees will learn about dealing with crop, soil and water issues, and new regulations in agriculture.

Purdue Extension presentations on Dec. 4 are:

  • “Soybean production in Brazil” by Shaun Casteel, soybean specialist.
  • “Updates on corn disease management” by Kiersten Wise, plant pathologist.
  • “Nuts, bolts and other practical issues about on-farm research” by Bob Nielsen, corn specialist.
  • “Gypsum - Is it worth it or not?” by Jim Camberato, soil fertility specialist.
  • “Water quality: What you need to know” by Jane Frankenberger, water resources specialist.
  • “Farming in a technical world” by Brad Joern, nutrient management specialist.
  • Purdue Extension presentations on Dec. 5 are: “An update on weed resistance issues” by Bill Johnson and Travis Legleiter, weed scientists.
  • “What’s in the tank: Part 1. Considering pH and water hardness” by Fred Whitford, pesticide specialist.
  • “What’s in the tank: Part 2. Measuring out the right amount” by Whitford.
  • “Fertilizer rules and regulations” by Matt Pearson, fertilizer specialist.

The seminar is divided into four workshops, two per day. Costs are $70 for one workshop, $100 for two workshops and a meal, $150 for three workshops and a meal or $200 for all workshops and meals.

Event organizers have applied for Certified Crop Adviser and pesticide applicator credits.

The registration form and more information about the seminar, including the full agenda and hotel information, are available at http://www.kyagbusiness.org



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Jose    
May, 29, 2013 at 05:38 AM

These seminar provides valuable information for farmers. This seminar may help farmers to have better development in there farms. More about farming in the site below. http://farmingeek.org


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