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Tobacco production and GAP training

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By Steve Moore

The UK Cooperative Extension Service is offering a Tobacco Production and GAP training meeting  from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 5, at the Shelby County Extension office.  The Burley Tobacco Growers Cooperative will be sponsoring a lunch, so please contact us at 845-2811 to reserve your spot. 

The Production Meeting will include a variety update, new insecticide use, sucker control, BlackShank control, and label changes that impact float production. Dr. Bob Pearce and Dr. Kenny Seebold will be the principal presenters. 

This meeting will also include a regional tobacco GAP training.   Beginning in 2013, all tobacco companies are requiring that all producers participate annually in Tobacco GAP (Good Agricultural Practices) training.  If you plan to produce and market tobacco in 2013, you need to attend this meeting to meet this new requirement.

North Central Kentucky Forage And Hay Day

Livestock and forage producers around the region are invited to attend the Second North Central Kentucky Forage and Hay Day, Thursday, from 3 to 9 p.m. April 25, at the Seth Bryant farm about three miles north of New Castle.  The day will include hay equipment demonstrations, fence building demonstrations, a trade show, and some Forage Educational Demonstrations and Presentations.  For more information, please contact the Extension Office at 845-2811.