High humidity and high moisture helps many diseases flourish in our row crops. Our rains through the spring and summer have really helped our crops, but they also help rusts, bacteria, and molds. Scouting your fields and identifying issues early can help you be able to get treatment on as needed before a major yield loss can occur.
On Aug. 19, starting at 9 a.m., join us at the irrigated co-op demonstration plot located ¼ of a mile north of 24th and McKinney in Great Bend. Producers will have an opportunity to work with K-State Research and Extension’s Rodrigo Onofre, Ph.D Postdoctoral Research and Extension Fellow with the Plant Pathology Department to learn how to scout row crop fields and identify diseases. Participants will walk the fields to look for present diseases and gather samples. Dr Onofre will then discuss the various diseases that have been found, how to look for them, and good habits to follow when scouting fields for diseases. He will also have a short update on diseases that are more prevalent in 2021 and answer any questions that you may have.
There is no charge for this field day and RSVP is not required. For more information, contact me at the Cottonwood District’s Great Bend office at 620-793-1910.
Alicia Boor is the Agriculture and Natural Resources agent with K-State Research and Extension – Cottonwood District. Contact her by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 620-793-1910.