If you have an interest in locust tree control and water quality, mark your calendar for a field day next Thursday, June 11.
The North Central Prairie Weed Management Area and Solomon Valley Resource Conservation and Development Council will sponsor a day of information on the property of Tom and Cheryl Balls near Glade.
The day begins at 9:30 a.m. on Balls Farm, four miles west and two miles south of Glade.
Keith Harmoney, Kansas State (K-State) University Range Science Specialist; Jim Strine, Kansas Forest Service District Forester; and Kent Schriener, Dow Chemical, will discuss chemical applications made to locust trees on the property last June and will review the results. Dr. Walt Fick, K-State Research and Extension Range Management Specialist, will discuss woody plant control.
At noon the field day will move to the Phillips County Fairgrounds for a free steak meal catered by Bigge's Country Kitchen. After the meal, water quality demonstrations and presentations will be provided by Watershed Restoration and Protection Strategy Coordinator Carolyn Nichols; Natural Resources Conservation Service District Conservationist, Larry Meili; and NRCS Conservation Technician James Molzahn.
The event is free and open to the public, but the Solomon Valley RC&D does ask that you send in an RSVP by Friday if you plan to attend. Call 785-425-6647.