With wheat prices at levels not seen in several years, those with winter wheat planted in central Kentucky are asking what they can do to maximize yield on this crop and capture this market. Fortunately, the wheat crop in our area looks very good, so for now, there is potential there for high yields.

To answer your questions, the Wheat Science Group with University of Kentucky Extension Service has put together the Wheat Talk: Your Wheat Questions Answered webinar. And the best part is, you don’t even have to leave the tractor seat to participate. With the uncertainty of COVID and everchanging guidelines, the Wheat Science Group decided to replace this year’s winter wheat field day, typically held at the Grain and Forage Center of Excellence in Princeton, with a webinar format meeting that will be broadcast live from Princeton.

The Wheat Webinar, which takes place from 10 to 11:30 a.m. EDT May 11, includes a panel of experts to answer your wheat questions in real time, as well as short pre-recorded videos on integrated pest management, soils, wheat breeding and variety testing.

Panelists include University of Kentucky Extension specialists Carl Bradley, Bill Bruening, John Grove, Carrie Knott, Travis Legleiter, Josh McGrath, Edwin Ritchey, Jordan Shockley, Tim Stombaugh and Raul Villanueva. Also, be sure to look for some familiar faces, as the webinar will be moderated by some of your local Extension agents.

Preregistration is required. To register, go to uky.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_wt7vEixUQSeg6Z3QSb6cOw. If you need assistance registering or have any questions about the event, feel free to call the Hardin County Extension Service office at 270-765-4121.

We look forward to seeing you and answering your questions on May 11.

Matt Adams is a Hardin County extension agent for agriculture and natural resources. He can be reached at 270-765-4121 or matt.adams@uky.edu.