K-State Research and Extension is hosting two fall field days using a virtual format. The field days are free and open to the public. The first event, conducted by the Hays Research Center, will be from noon to 1:30 p.m. on Aug. 26. The second field day will be hosted by the Southwest Research Center in Garden City, from noon to 1:30 p.m. on Aug. 27. A list of topics and speakers for each day is outlined below. Participants are welcome to register for either or both events.
Hay Research Center Virtual Fall Field Day – Aug. 26
• “New Herbicide-Tolerant Crop Traits and Weed Control Strategies in Western Kansas” – Vipan Kumar
• “The Role of Temperature in Insect Population Dynamics” – J.P. Michaud
• “Dual Use of Cover Crops for Soil Health and Forage in Dryland Systems” – Augustine Obour
• “Sorghum Hybrids for Early and Normal Planting” – Ramasamy Perumal
Southwest Research Center Virtual Fall Field Day – August 27
• “Alfalfa and Corn Insect Management Strategies Update” – Sarah Zukoff
• “A Decade of Dryland Cover Crop Research in Western KS” – John Holman
• “Expanding Cotton Recommendations” – Jonathan Aguilar
• “Bee Diversity in Edge Habitat of Active Croplands in Western Kansas” – Anthony Zukoff
Please register online at https://kstate.ag/ksre-field-day.
Cottonwood District Grain Sorghum Plot Field Day – Aug. 31
• “Discussion of Hybrids by Company Representatives”
• “Insect Best Management Practices in Sorghum” – J.P. Michaud
• “Sorghum Production Practices” – Lucas Haag
Refreshments and breakfast burritos at 8:30 a.m. field day starts at 9 a.m. Located 1.75 miles North of Hoisington on Susank road. RSVP requested by Aug. 28. Call the Great Bend office at 620-793-1910 or email Brenda firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stacy Campbell is an Agriculture and Natural Resources agent for Cottonwood Extension District. Email him at email@example.com or call the Hays office, 785-628-9430.