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UK Corn, Soybean and Tobacco Field Day approaching

Specialists with the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment will host the Corn, Soybean and Tobacco Field Day July 31 at the UK research farm in Princeton.

The field day begins at 7:30 a.m. CDT and features tours of UK research plots of the three crops. A total of four tours, three of which center around grain crops and one for tobacco, will run concurrently, but producers will have opportunities to visit all.

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Bee health research advanced by discovery of parasite-free colony

From Farm Futures

An international team of researchers has discovered honey bee colonies in Newfoundland, Canada, that are free of the invasive parasites – like the Varroa mite – that affect honey bees elsewhere in the world.

The populations allow the researchers to investigate honey bee health, both with and without interfering interactions from parasites.

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