K-State Research and Extension News
August 06, 2014
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Camelina, Sugarcane Aphid among Topics at Fall Field Day in Hays

HAYS, Kan. – An alternative crop for fallow and a tiny pest that may be a new threat to sorghum are among the topics to be covered at the Kansas State University Agricultural Research Center’s Fall Field Day in Hays on Wednesday, Aug. 27. The center is located at 1232 204th Ave.

Registration and refreshments start at 9 a.m. CDT, followed by the program and field tours beginning at 9:30 a.m. Lunch and two presentations indoors will close out the day.

Field tour and auditorium presentation topics include:

  • Camelina sativa as an alternative fallow replacement – Augustine Obour, soil scientist, ARC-Hays;

  • Glyphosate-resistant weeds: Update and Management – Phil Stahlman, weed scientist, ARC-Hays;

  • New sorghum parents and current commercial hybrids – Ramasamy Perumal, sorghum breeder, ARC-Hays;

  • Potential for cool-season grass legume mixtures – Augustine Obour;

  • Grain yields after 40 years of no-till – Augustine Obour;

  • Sugarcane aphid, a new threat to grain sorghum (auditorium) – J.P. Michaud, entomologist, ARC-Hays; and

  • Grain market and farm profitability outlook 2014-2015 (auditorium) – Dan O’Brien, agricultural economist, K-State Northwest Research-Extension Center-Colby.
More information is available by calling 785-625-3425.  


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, Manhattan.

Story by: Mary Lou Peter
K-State Research & Extension News

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