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K-State SW Research Extension Center Plans Aug. 27 Field Day


Kansas State University's Southwest Research and Extension Center in Garden City, Kan., is planning an Aug. 27 field day that promises something for beef and crop producers.

The field day begins at 8 a.m., with registration, coffee and doughnuts and an opportunity to have a first look at agricultural product displays. The program begins at 9 a.m., with three separate tours beginning at 9:15 a.m. Those tours will be repeated at 11 a.m., followed by lunch at 12:15 p.m., and seminars that begin at 1:15 p.m.

The field day is free and open to the public, and includes a lunch sponsored by various companies. The center is located at 4500 E. Mary St. in Garden City.

Tour topics include:

--Switchgrass Varieties Under Irrigation;

--Skip-Row and Solid Planting of Corn and Grain Sorghum;

--When Does it Pay to Manage Volunteer Glyphosate-Tolerant Corn in No-Till?

--Grain Sorghum Nitrogen Rate and Timing Effects on Grain Yield and Biomass;

--Grain Sorghum with Resistance to Postemergence Grass-Control Herbicides;

--Controlling Glyphosate-Resistant Kochia;

--Plant Population Effects on Nonstructural Carbohydrates in Sorghum;

--Update on Spider Mite Management in Corn;

--Dectes Stem Borer Distribution in Soybean;

--Yield vs. Irrigation Amount: A Five-Year Summary; and

--Grazing CRP - Animal Performance.

Topics for the afternoon seminars include:

--Converting CRP Land to Crop Production;

--Rumen-Protected Choline Supplementation and Reproductive Performance of Beef Cows;

--Low-Input Storage of Wet Distillers Grains - No Bags, No Forage, Just WDGS; and

--Core Hour - Laws, Safety, Labels, and Environmental Concerns.

More information about the field day is available by calling 620-276-8286.

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