K-State Research and Extension News
August 16, 2013
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Fall Field Day Planned Sept. 4 in Hays

HAYS, Kan. – Everything from food grade sorghum to wheat breeding to cover crops and more are features of the 2013 Fall Field Day planned for Wednesday, Sept. 4 at the K-State Research and Extension Agricultural Research Center in Hays.

A highlight of the day is a tour and presentation on the center’s new greenhouse and the benefits it will bring to K-State researchers and ultimately producers.

The field day begins with registration at 8:30 a.m., followed by the program at 9 a.m.

K-State Research and Extension specialists will give presentations in the field and auditorium, including:

  • New Greenhouse for Research: Bugs, Weeds and Stronger Plants;
  • Systems Approach to Managing Weeds in Soybeans;
  • New Herbicide-tolerant Traits in Soybeans;
  • Sorghum Breeding: What’s in the Pipeline?;
  • 21st Century Tools for Western Kansas Wheat Breeding;
  • Adding Value: Food Grade Grain Sorghum;
  • Plant-to-Plant and Field-to-Field: Insect Movement and Consequences for Pest Management; and
  • The Importance of Fallow and Fallow Alternatives: Cover Crops and Annual Forages.

A complimentary lunch will be served.


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

K-State Agricultural Research Center-Hays – 785-625-3425