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Sorghum tour
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On Oct, 8, there will be a Sorghum plot tour in Russell and Ellsworth counties. Barton County and the Midway District of K-State Research and Extension planted the plot and are hosting the tours. There are 20 different varieties of Sorghum that was donated by seed dealers representing eight companies. Specialists from KSRE will be on hand to discuss issues that have arisen in sorghum in their fields of expertise. Curtis Thompson, KSRE weed specialist will be highlighting weed control options in Sorghum. Lucas Haag, North East Agronomist will be talking about production practices. J.P. Michaud, Entomology will be on hand to give a Sugarcane aphid update concerning this year’s crop and treatments for this new insect in the field. Representatives from the seed companies will also be attending to discuss their products and answer questions you may have on the different varieties.
The first tour will begin at 11 a.m. at the Russell plot located near Dorrance. It is located 1 mile north of the Dorrance exit from I-70 and ¼ of a mile east on Homer Road. The plot in Ellsworth County is 2 miles east of the Barton County line. Turn South of 2nd road to Ave W. Turn east and the plot will be ¼ mile ahead. There will be a meal following both tours at the plots. Thank you to the producers that are willing to have these plots on their land, and to the seed dealers for donating the seed for the varieties. Without the collaboration of everyone involved, these important plot tours would not be possible. Barton County Extension and Midway district look forward to seeing everyone there.
To register for the plot tours, you can call the Barton County Extension office at 620-793-1910 or e-mail your registration to by Oct. 6, for an accurate meal count.
Alicia Boor is the Agriculture and Natural Resources agent for Barton County K-State Research and Extension. You can contact her by e-mail at or calling 620-793-1910