Kansas State University’s Southwest Research and Extension Center will host its 2008 Field Day Aug. 28 in Garden City.
The day will begin with registration from 8:30 to 9:15 a.m. and feature agricultural product displays, as well as field tours in the morning and seminars in the afternoon. Coffee and donuts during registration plus a no-cost lunch will be provided, sponsored by commercial exhibitors.
The field tours will be repeated to allow attendees to participate in both, which will include the following topics:
· Status of biological control of field bindweed in Kansas,
· Management of dectes stem borers in soybeans,
· A comparison of five herbicides,
· Post-emergence grass control in ALS-resistant grain sorghum,
· Kixor and Huskie herbicides for broadleaf control in grain sorghum,
· Impact of volunteer Roundup Ready corn on winter wheat, and
· Annual and perennial biofuel production.
Participants can earn one to two credits toward commercial pesticide applicator recertification by attending the morning tours.
The afternoon seminar topics will include:
· Management strategies to improve profitability – beef cattle research at the K-State Agricultural Research Center-Hays,
· Feeding distiller’s grain by-products – summary of recent K-State feedlot research,
· Deficit irrigation – can we make it work, and
· Irrigation scheduling using KanSched2 and Mobile irrigation lab report on center-pivot evaluation.
More information about the field day and applicator recertification credits is available by contacting the K-State Southwest Research-Extension Center at 620-276-8286.