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Kentuckiana conference offers expert crop production advice

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Written Thursday, November 03, 2011  

Farmers have the opportunity to learn new and updated crop production information when Purdue Extension and University of Kentucky Extension experts take the stage at the 2011 Kentuckiana Crop Production Seminar.

The two-day workshop, which features the latest agronomic trends and university research, runs Nov. 29-30 at the French Lick Resort, 8670 W. Indiana 56, French Lick. It's hosted by the AgriBusiness Association of Kentucky.

Each day the conference features two sets of workshops. Nov. 29 sessions include talks about fertilizer, irrigation, disease management, crop injury, drainage, nitrogen loss, insecticide-treated corn and soybeans and forage profitability.

Nov. 30 sessions will cover glyphosate-resistant weeds, starter fertilizer, soybeans, ages of soybeans, late planting, GPS technology, weed overview and pest management.

Purdue Extension's featured speakers are Lyndon Kelly, irrigation specialist; Kiersten Wise, plant pathologist; Jim Camberato, soil fertility specialist; Christian Krupke, entomologist; Shaun Casteel, soybean specialist; and Bill Johnson, weed scientist.

In addition to the workshops there will be a trade show where attendees can visit with industry representatives.

Registration is $70 for a single workshop, $100 for two workshops, $150 for three workshops and $195 to attend all workshops both days. Fees for 2-3 workshops include lunch. The fee for four workshops includes lunch both days. For more information or to register, log onto http://www.kyagbusiness.org

Certified Crop Adviser credits will be available.

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