Variety of fall crops topics up for discussion in Hays seminar

Variety of fall crops topics up for discussion in Hays seminar

Tips on fall crop challenges to be offered at seminar at K-State's Fort Hays Agricultural Research Center

Everything you need to know about fall crops going into harvest season will be offered for discussion when Kansas State University’s Agricultural Research Center-Hays hosts its Fall Crop Seminar Aug. 26 in the auditorium at the center.

Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. During the morning, K-State Research and Extension specialists on a variety of key production and economic topics through the morning, capped off by a barbecue lunch at noon. There is no charge to attend, and advance registration is not required.

GREENHOUSES: New greenhouses dedicated to sorghum research are part of the improvements made at Fort Hays Agricultural Rsearch Station in Hays. On Aug. 26, experts will gather to offer ideas on this year's challenges to row crops.

 J.P. Michaud, extension entomologist at the Hays agricultural research center, will talk about the fight against the sugarcane aphid, outlining insecticides against the aphid along with the opportunity to plant resistant varieties and engage in bio-controls.

Augustine Obour, extension soil scientist at the station, will talk about managing iron deficiency chlorosis in grain sorghum crops while John Holman, extension cropping systems specialist at the southwest research extension center in Garden City will talk about cover crops and how they can be used to replace the fallow season in the western Great Plains.

Phil Stahlman, extension weed scientist at the Hays research station will offer tips to growers on how to manage glyphostate resistnace in Kochia and Palmer Amaranth.

Ignacio Ciampitti, extension crop production agronomist at K-State in Manhattan will discuss on-farm research, the first level of crop science.

The final poresenter is Kevil Herbel, extension agricultural economist with the Kanas Farm Management Association in Manhattan. He will talk about profit variability among farm operations and what makes the difference between operations.

K-State Research and Extension is a short name for the Kansas State University Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service, a program designed to generate and distribute useful knowledge for the well-being of Kansans.  Supported by county, state, federal and private funds, the program has county Extension offices, experiment fields, area Extension offices and regional research centers statewide. Its headquarters is on the K-State campus in Manhattan.

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