K-State Research and Extension News
May 08, 2014
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Spring Crops Field Day Planned May 29 in Parsons


Wheat tour and presentations on cover crops, corn and soybeans are part of the program

PARSONS, Kan. – Kansas State University’s Southeast Agricultural Research Center will host its Spring Crops Field Day Thursday, May 29 at the university’s Parsons Field on Thursday, May 29.

The field is just south of U.S. Highway 400 on Ness Road (North 32nd Street).

The day begins with registration and a sponsored, complimentary breakfast from 7:30 a.m.-8:30 a.m. A tour of 36 wheat varieties, led by Doug Shoup, K-State southeast area extension agronomist, Kelly Kusel, K-State research assistant, and seed company representatives will follow breakfast.

Other presentations by K-State specialists include:

·         Use of Cover Crops in Kansas – DeAnn Presley, soil management specialist;

·         Corn and Soybean Weed Control Update – Curtis Thompson, weed scientist; and

·         Wheat Response to Residual Nitrogen After Drought-Stressed Corn – Dan Sweeney, soil and water management agronomist.

In case of rain, the program will be held indoors.

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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
K-State Research & Extension News

Dr. Lyle Lomas, head of K-State Southeast Agricultural Research Center – 620-421-4826 or llomas@ksu.edu