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Fragipan Field Day

UK is hosting a fragipan field day on October 3 at the UK Research and Education Center in Princeton to showcase all that Dr. Lloyd Murdock and his team have found out about the degradation of the fragipan. 

Although they have found other methods that show promise, annual ryegrass is the best and most proven so that will be the center piece.

Registration begins at 8:00 AM— Tours begin at 8:30 AM
CCA CEU’s available SW 2.0, PM .5, & CM 1.0

Directions: From the UKREC, 1205 Hopkinsville St, Princeton KY 42445. Turn right onto Sandlick Road go approximately 8 tenths of a mile, turn left onto Watson Road this will take you to the field day site in about 1 mile. Direction signs will be posted from UKREC.

Welcome by: Dr. John Grove - UK Research Center Director
Dr. Rebecca McCulley - Plant & Soil Science Dept, Chair

  • What is the Fragipan and How Does it affect Farming? (location: the pit) - Tasios Karathanasis, University of KY PhD; Jerry McIntosh, NRCS soil sci-entist and Steve Blanford, NRCS soil scientist
  • What Breaks Down the Fragipan (laboratory discoveries) - Chris Matocha, University of KY PhD
  • Fragipan Breakdown in the Field and in the Greenhouse - Lloyd Murdock, University of KY PhD
  • 17 Years of Experience with Annual Ryegrass on a Fragipan Soil - Ralph (Junior) Upton, Illinois
  • Producer
  • Economics of Breaking Down the Fragipan - Jordan Shockley, University of KY PhD
  • Rooting Patterns and Growth of Annual Ryegrass Dave McNear, University of KY
  • Annual Ryegrass as a Cover Crop or a Forage - Dan Towery, Indiana Ag Conservation Solutions and Chris Teutsch, University of KY PhD
Earlier Event: September 6
Late Season Field School
Later Event: January 8
UK Winter Wheat Meeting