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.