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Dryland ag day scheduled at Tribune Aug. 20


Kansas State University's Southwest Research and Extension Center at Tribune, Kan. will host its Dryland Ag Day Aug. 20.

The event, to be held at the center one mile west of Tribune on Kansas Highway 96, begins at 7:30 a.m. MDT with registration and refreshments. Field tours begin at 8 a.m. and indoor seminars start at 10:15 a.m. Lunch will be provided and more field tours will start at 1:30 p.m.

The day's tour topics, to be presented by scientists from K-State Research and Extension, the University of Nebraska and the U.S. Department of Agriculture, will include:

--Tillage effects on near-surface soil water content;

--Does it pay to control volunteer Roundup Ready corn?

--Long-term no-till with wheat and grain sorghum;

--Wheat stubble height on subsequent corn and grain sorghum;

--Triticale and sorghum for forage;

--Yields and water use in large-scale crop rotations;

--Grain sorghum with resistance to post-emergence grass control herbicides;

--Skip-row and clump planting of corn and grain sorghum; and

--Pre-season and limited irrigation of corn.

Indoor seminar topics will include:

--New fertilizer technology;

--Benefits from using a stripper header;

--Potential of using hormones on dryland wheat;

--Grain sorghum with resistance to post-emergence grass control herbicides; and

--Control of jointed Goatgrass.

More information about the field day is available by calling K-State Southwest Research and Extension Center agronomist-in-charge, Alan Schlegel at 620-376-4761.

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