The K-State Research and Extension Agricultural Research Center in Hays will host its annual weed management field day on July 2. 

The event will include discussions and demonstrations related to weed control in corn, soybeans, grain sorghum and sunflower. It will run from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Vipan Kumar, a weed scientist at the research center, said the field day includes demonstrations of herbicide tools for weed control in corn, and an herbicide drift simulation on soybeans.

Other topics include:

  • Herbicide programs for weed control in soybeans.
  • Weed control in grain sorghum.
  • Emergence and growth of Palmer amaranth populations.
  • Weed control options in sunflower.

There is no cost to attend the field day, and lunch will be provided. Interested persons are asked to pre-register online or call the research center at 785-625-3425. Kumar said commercial applicator certification and continuing education credits will be available for those interested.

The field day is co-sponsored by the Kansas Soybean Commission, Kansas Sunflower Commission, National Sunflower Association, Sorghum Checkoff, Bayer CropScience, Corteva Agriscience, FMC Corporation, Gowan, Syngenta, NuFarm, WinField, UPL and Valent.

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