Field tours highlight annual event in Hays
Kansas State University’s Agricultural Research Center in Hays will host its annual Fall Field Day on Aug. 22, featuring a half-day that is chock-full of field tours and timely management tips.
Registration and refreshments are available at 8:30 a.m. at the center, located at 1232 240th Avenue on the south side of Hays. There is no charge to attend.
Bob Gillen, the head of the Western Kansas Agricultural Research Centers, will welcome attendees at 9 a.m., followed by five short field tours in the morning:
Pre- and Post-Herbicide Tools for Weed Control in Corn, led by weed scientist Vipan Kumar
Sorghum Hybrid Development for Early Season Planting, led by sorghum breeder Ram Perumal
Palmer Amaranth and Kochia Control in Roundup Ready 2 Xtend Soybeans, led by Kumar
Nitrogen Fertilization and Occasional Tillage in Wheat-Sorghum-Fallow Rotations, led by soil scientist Augustine Obour
Sorghum Hybrid Performance Comparisons, led by Perumal
Following lunch, K-State Research and Extension agricultural economist Dan O’Brien will give an outlook for markets and crop profitability for western Kansas; and entomologist JP Michaud will talk about insect management in grain sorghum.
More information on this and other events at the Agricultural Research Center in Hays is available at www.hays.k-state.edu, or by calling 785-625-3425.