Dryland Ag Day planned in Southwest Kansas, August 21
Against the backdrop of a diminishing Ogallala Aquifer, dryland farming is increasingly moving into sharper focus. A Kansas State University field day planned in Tribune will feature research related to growing dryland crops in western Kansas.
The Dryland Ag Day will be August 21 at K-State’s Southwest Research-Extension Center, one mile west of Tribune on Kansas Highway 96.
Registration and refreshments are available at 8:30 a.m. MDT, followed by field tours, indoor seminars, and a lunch sponsored by TBK Bank.
Field tours starting at 9 a.m. MDT include:
- Dryland corn planting date x maturity
- Tillage vs. no-till in dryland systems
- Dryland crop rotations
- Weed control in fallow and row crop
Indoor seminar topics beginning at 11:15 a.m. MDT include:
- Economics of dryland tillage systems
- Managing iron chlorosis in grain sorghum
- Production of annual forages
Presenters at the field day include:
- Lucas Haag, Northwest Area Agronomist, Colby
- John Holman, Cropping Systems Agronomist, Garden City
- Augustine Obour, Soil Scientist, Western KS Research Center, Hays
- Curtis Thompson, Weed Scientist
- Monte Vandeveer, Southwest Research-Extension Center, Garden City
- Alan Schlegel, Southwest Research-Extension Center, Tribune
More information is available by calling 620-376-4761.