Spring Crops Field Day Planned May 15 in Southeast Kansas
PARSONS, Kan. – Kansas State University’s Southeast Agricultural Research Center (SEARC) will host a Spring Crops Field Day on Tuesday, May 15. The center is immediately south of U.S. Highway 400 on Ness Road (North 32nd Street).
The day begins with registration and a sponsored breakfast from 7:30-8:30 a.m., with the program following. Presentations and presenters include:
· Tour of Wheat Variety Plots (26 varieties) – Allan Fritz, K-State wheat breeder; Kelly Kusel, SEARC research assistant; and seed company representatives;
· Weed Control Update – Doug Shoup, K-State Research and Extension agronomist;
· Future Wheat Research in Kansas – David Frey, Kansas Wheat Commission;
· Tillage Options in Southeastern Kansas:
- Past Research – Dan Sweeney, SEARC soil and water management specialist;
- Vertical Tillage – DeAnn Presley, K-State Research and Extension soil management specialist;
· Using Satellite Imagery for Crop Scouting – Kevin Price, K-State agronomist.
In case of rain, the field day will be held indoors.
For more information, call the Southeast Agricultural Research Center at 620-421-4826.
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 Petermlpeter@ksu.eduK-State Research & Extension News
Lyle Lomas is at 620-421-4826