K-State Research and Extension News
August 06, 2014
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Dryland Ag Day Planned in Southwest Kansas


TRIBUNE, Kan. – Against the backdrop of a diminishing Ogallala Aquifer, dryland farming is increasingly moving into sharper focus. A Kansas State University field day planned in Tribune will feature research related to growing dryland crops in western Kansas.

The Dryland Ag Day will be held Aug. 21 at K-State’s Southwest Research-Extension Center one mile west of Tribune on Kansas Highway 96. Registration and refreshments are available at 8 a.m. MDT, followed by field tours, indoor seminars and a sponsored lunch.

Field tours starting at 8:30 a.m. MDT include:

  • Inzen Grain Sorghum – Post Emergence Grass Control;

  • Solid Stem Wheat Update;

  • Wheat Varieties;

  • Volunteer Roundup Ready Corn on Wheat Yields;

  • Tillage in Dryland Systems; and

  • Dryland Crop Rotations.

Indoor seminar topics beginning at 10:30 a.m. MDT include:

  • Drought-Tolerant Corn;

  • Managing Glyphosate-Resistant Weeds; and

  • Cover and Forage Crops in Dryland Systems.

More information is available by calling 620-376-4761.

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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
mlpeter@ksu.edu
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Dr. Alan Schlegel – 620-376-4761