Kansas State University’s Southwest Research-Extension Center will host Field Day 2015 on Thursday, Aug. 27. The day starts with registration, coffee and donuts from 8 to 9:15 a.m. and features field tours, seminars and agricultural product displays.
Field tour presentations by K-State Research and Extension specialists include:
- Summer Annual Forage Evaluation: A Revised Program at Kansas State University – John Holman, cropping systems agronomist – Southwest Research-Extension Center – Garden City;
- Teff Forage Grass – Holman;
- Managing Iron Deficiency Chlorosis in Grain Sorghum – Augustine Obour, soil scientist – Agricultural Research Center – Hays;
- Mobile Drip Irrigation for Water-Limited Crop Production – Isaya Kisekka, research irrigation engineer – Southwest Research-Extension Center – Garden City;
- Comparing Forage Sorghum and Corn Silage Under Full and Limited Irrigation – Kisekka;
- Weed Control in Irrigated Corn – Randall Currie – weed scientist – Southwest Research-Irrigation Center – Garden City; and
- Weed Control in Irrigated Sorghum – Currie.
A complimentary lunch will be served following the morning field tours, to be followed by seminars, including:
- Limited Irrigation Research Update – Isaya Kisekka;
- The Value of Scheduling – Jonathan Aguilar, water resources engineer – Southwest Research-Extension Center – Garden City;
- Corn and Sorghum Insect Update – Sarah Zukoff, entomologist – Southwest Research-Extension Center – Garden City; and
- Corn and Sorghum Insect ID Refresher – Zukoff.
Pesticide applicator credits are available for participants of some of the tours and seminars. More information is available by calling the Southwest Research-Extension Center at 620-276-8286.