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August 13, 2012
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K-State’s SW Research-Extension Center at Tribune Plans 2012 Fall Field Day Aug. 21


TRIBUNE, Kan. – Kansas State University’s Southwest Research-Extension Center at Tribune will host its 2012 Fall Field Day on Tuesday, Aug. 21, beginning with registration at 8:30 a.m. MDT and the program at 9 a.m. The field is located 4 miles east of Tribune to Whitelaw, then 4.5 miles north and 1 mile east.



Morning presentations by K-State Research and Extension agronomy and agricultural economics specialists will be offered at the irrigation field, including:



  • No-till crop rotations with limited irrigation;
  • Crop rotation affects on soil carbon and N stocks under limited irrigation;
  • Limited irrigation for new corn hybrids with increased drought tolerance;
  • Kochia management; and
  • Field peas and safflower as fallow alternatives.


Indoor seminars beginning at 11:15 a.m. include:

  • Measurements of soil water in producer fields in western Kansas;
  • Long-term N and P fertilization of irrigated corn on soil properties; and
  • Update on the 2012 Farm Bill.


A sponsored lunch will be served at noon at the 4-H building at the fairgrounds in Tribune.  More information about the field day is available by calling the research field at 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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Alan Schlegel – 620-376-4761