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Soil fertility program scheduled for January 15
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When should I actually be applying my fertilizer? What about applying micronutrients? How does the recent drought affect how I manage soil fertility? Learn the answers to these questions at the Soil Fertility program January 15 at 9 a.m. till noon located at the Extension office in Great Bend. Dorivar Ruiz- Diaz will go over the latest research to help benefit your bottom line. Come hear some pointers on fertility following a drought, and bring your questions. There is no cost to attend, but please RSVP by calling 620-793-1910 by Monday Jan. 13 for a head count. There needs to be at least 10 participants or the program cannot be held.
Cover Your Acres Scheduled for January 21-22
K-State Research and Extension in partnership with the Northwest Crop Residue Alliance will host the ‘Cover Your Acres Winter Conference’ Jan. 21-22 in Oberlin for crop producers, consultants and others interested in northwest Kansas agriculture.
The meeting is a producer-driven program that focuses on the latest technology, methods, and conservation practices to improve crop production on the High Plains, said Lucas Haag and Jeanne Falk Jones, K-State Research and Extension crops and soils specialists. It annually brings in more than 500 attendees from the surrounding area.
“This year the conference will feature university specialists and industry representatives discussing current topics in crop production, weed control, emerging insect pests and more,” Haag said. “The same programs will be offered both days of the conference. Sessions will be held concurrently through the day.”
Registration begins both days at 7:45 a.m., with educational sessions ending at 5 p.m. followed by a ‘bull session’ on Tuesday evening where attendees can visit with industry and university specialists.
The conference will be held at The Gateway civic center at 1 Morgan Drive in Oberlin. An early registration fee of $35 for Jan. 21 or $30 for Jan. 22 is due by Jan. 15. For those who plan to attend both days, the fee is $50 if paid by Jan. 15. After Jan. 15, the cost is $50 per day. The conference fee includes refreshments and meals. Continuing education credits are available for certified crop advisors and commercial applicators.
More information and online registration is available at ‘Cover Your Acres Winter Conference’ or by mailing a check to the K-State Research and Extension Northwest Area Office, P.O. Box 786, Colby, Kan. 67701. Please make checks payable to Kansas State University.
Platinum sponsors of this year’s conference include Bayer CropScience, Brothers Equipment, DuPont Pioneer, Hoxie Implement, Lang Diesel, Monsanto Company, National Sunflower Association, Simpson Farm Enterprises, and Surefire Ag Systems.
If there are producers wanting to go and to carpool to Cover Your Acres, we may be able to work out something. I am planning on going on the 21st and coming back that night. For more information, you can call me at the office at 620-793-1910, and we can see if a carpool will worked out.
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