Southwest Research-Extension Center fall field day, August 25
Corn and sorghum will take center stage at the Southwest Research-Extension Center’s fall field day Thursday, Aug. 25. The center is located at 4500 E. Mary St. in Garden City.
Registration with time to visit exhibitor booths starts at 8 a.m. The program, followed by field tours, begins at 9:15 a.m. Lunch will be served at noon, compliments of commercial exhibitors, and seminars start at 1 p.m.
One field tour includes:
- Summer annual forages
- Iron chlorosis in grain sorghum
- Weed control in irrigated corn
- Weed control in irrigated sorghum
- Impact of increasing sorghum population and fertility on weed control of ultra-low herbicide inputs
Another field tour includes:
- Mobile drip irrigation for corn production
- Soil water sensors and plant canopy temperature sensors for irrigation scheduling
- Corn and sorghum insect update
The topics of the afternoon seminars are:
- Limited irrigation research update
- Beneficial Insect Blitz (including information on laws, safety labels and environmental concerns)
- Occasional tillage in wheat-sorghum-fallow
Continuing education credits are available for attendees.
More information is available by contacting the K-State Southwest Research-Extension Center at 620-276-8286.