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K-State to host two virtual fall field days
Stacy Campbell
Stacy Campbell

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

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 

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