Great learning day at the University of Kentucky Research and Education Center KATS training today!
Talks that were given today were over the following topics
I was able to learn how to identify diseases in corn such as Diplodia Ear Rot, Diplodia Leaf Streak, Northern Corn Leaf Blight, Southern Rust and more. Knowing what to look for in your crops is very important whether it be a fungi, weeds, or even damage from weather conditions, or chemical applications that may have burned the plant.
These trainings to me are so beneficial, I love learning new things, things are changing in the industry daily.
KNOWLEDGE AND INFORMATION IS ALWAYS IMPORTANT IN ANY SITUATION
It is also important to know, if you have a fungi what fungicide to apply and at what time, and same goes for herbicides for weeds, you need to know what each product does the best on, or application timing. For example if you tried to spray Dicamba in a field for all weeds one being waterhemp. Lets say you went back a couple weeks later and all waterhemp was killed but all grass was still there. You cannot figure out why, well that's were product knowledge comes in handy. Dicamba isn't going to kill the grass, it is safe on most grasses. Dicamba is more for broadleaf weeds and woody plants.
There are a lot of important things to know when using chemicals like mode of actions, or if it is a contact or systemic, and even more.(stay tuned for more blogs & more information on what you should know about the products your applying)
Here are some photos I was able to snap today
Can you guess in any of these photo what disease is what?
(Answers will be posted tomorrow stay tuned)
Hey, it's me again Catlin. Just wanted to give you a little more detail about what my plan is for " A Growers Granddaughters" blog. My intention is to keep you up to date on my life adventures in agriculture such as research projects, a little gardening, and my grandads farm,Lively H, which inspired me to pursue a career in agriculture. This blog is not only for you to read but also see all the behind the scenes on the farm, and educate you more on agriculture topics. If you have any questions, please comment, or email me, If there is a topic in agriculture you are unsure about, shoot me and email.