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Dryland Soil Health Network meeting - February 18 in Hays
Stacy Campbell
Stacy Campbell

K-State Research and Extension, in collaboration with USDA, is hosting a Dryland Soil Health Network meeting on February 18 for dryland producers and researchers. The meeting will be held at the K-State Agricultural Research Center in Hays. Opening remarks will begin at 10 a.m., a lunch will be provided, and the meeting will conclude at 2 p.m. All interested people are invited to attend. 

The goal of the Dryland Soil Health Network is to advance soil management strategies including conservation, cover crops, and no-tillage to improve soil health and productivity of dryland cropping systems through participatory research and learning. 

The overall objectives of this meeting include: provide farmers and researchers a platform to share information on soil management through structured research and education; conduct on-farm research trials to investigate new and proven soil management strategies to improve soil health; facilitate farmer-researcher feedback to identify soil health challenges and refine soil management recommendations/guidelines for dryland systems.

Interested individuals are encouraged to RSVP to Dr. Augustine Obour at or Joe Kimzey at You can also RSVP by phone at 785-625-3425.

An “Integrated Weed Control Management of Herbicide Resistant Weeds” program will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 19th. Registration at 8:30 a.m. the program starts at 9a.m. and concludes at 11:30 a.m. followed by a complimentary noon meal. It will be held at American Ag Credit, 5634 10th Street in Great Bend. 

Topics of this meeting include: the role of integrated weed management in controlling difficult weeds; managing multiple herbicide-resistant palmer amaranth; updates on herbicides and herbicide tolerant traits.

And as always there will be time for Q & A. 

Presenters will be Sarah Lancaster and Vipan Kumar, K-State Research & Extension weed control specialists. 

Continuing education units for CCA & Commercial Applicators are available.  

RSVP is requested for the meal count by Monday, Feb. 17th. Call Brenda at the Cottonwood Extension Office, Great Bend 620-793-1910 or email 

Stacy Campbell is an Agriculture and Natural Resources agent for Cottonwood Extension District. Email him at or call the Hays office, 785-628-9430.