Dryland Ag Day Set for Aug. 14 in Tribune

Updates on jointed goatgrass, Farm Bill, sunflowers and no-till.

Crop and soil management, wheat varieties and fertility, and government farm programs are some of the topics to be covered at the Dryland Ag Day slated for Aug. 14 at the Kansas State University Research and Extension Center at Tribune.

The center is one mile west of Tribune on state Highway 96.

The day's activities will start with registration at 7:45 a.m. (MDT), with presentations beginning at 8 a.m. The event will feature both field tours and indoor presentations, as well as a refreshment break and lunch.

The day's tour and presentation topics will include:
• No-till dryland cropping systems.
• Are there benefits to long-term no-till?
• Tillage effects on soil water and crop production.
• Does it pay to control volunteer Roundup Ready corn?
• Is wheat stubble height important?
• Historical yield performance in southwest Kansas.
• Control of jointed goatgrass.
• New technology for sunflower.
• Update on the 2007 Farm Bill.
• Choosing wheat varieties for 2008.

For more information, call 620-376-4761 or 620-276-8286.

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