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K-State Southwest Center to Host Field Day in Garden City

Field day offers wide range of topics.

Kansas State University’s Southwest Research and Extension Center will host its 2008 Field Day Aug. 28 in Garden City.

The day will begin with registration from 8:30 to 9:15 a.m. and feature agricultural product displays, as well as field tours in the morning and seminars in the afternoon. Coffee and donuts during registration plus a no-cost lunch will be provided, sponsored by commercial exhibitors.

The field tours will be repeated to allow attendees to participate in both, which will include the following topics:

· Status of biological control of field bindweed in Kansas,

· Management of dectes stem borers in soybeans,

· A comparison of five herbicides,

· Post-emergence grass control in ALS-resistant grain sorghum,

· Kixor and Huskie herbicides for broadleaf control in grain sorghum,

· Impact of volunteer Roundup Ready corn on winter wheat, and

· Annual and perennial biofuel production.

Participants can earn one to two credits toward commercial pesticide applicator recertification by attending the morning tours.

The afternoon seminar topics will include:

· Management strategies to improve profitability – beef cattle research at the K-State Agricultural Research Center-Hays,

· Feeding distiller’s grain by-products – summary of recent K-State feedlot research,

· Deficit irrigation – can we make it work, and

· Irrigation scheduling using KanSched2 and Mobile irrigation lab report on center-pivot evaluation.

More information about the field day and applicator recertification credits is available by contacting the K-State Southwest Research-Extension Center at 620-276-8286.

Source:KSU Extension

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