Wheat In-Depth Diagnostic School in Colby, May 17-18
The Northwest Research and Extension Center (NREC) will hold its 2016 Wheat In-Depth Diagnostic School on May 17 and 18 at the NREC, 105 Experiment Farm Road, Colby. On May 17, the hours are from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. On May 18, the school begins at 8 a.m. and ends at 1 p.m.
Topics presented by K-State agronomists will include:
- Wheat Growth and Development
- General Wheat Production Problems
- Wheat Diseases and Treatment Options
- Water Use of Wheat As Part of Rotations
- Weed Identification
- Weed Control in Wheat
- Soil Fertility Needs of Wheat
- Sprayer Calibration
- Wheat Insects and Their Interaction with Diseases
- New Technology in Wheat Breeding
This field day is tailored to be a hands-on learning opportunity for agronomy professionals, farmers and anyone interested in wheat production. It has approval for Certified Crop Advisor and Commercial Pesticide Applicator credits. The cost is $140 for both days for those who RSVP by May 9. After that date, the cost is $180 for both days.
To register for the school, register online at www.northwest.ksu.edu/WheatSchool
For more information, contact the Northwest Research and Extension Center at 785-462-6281 or firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Jeanne Falk Jones, Sunflower District Agronomist
Lucas Haag, Northwest Area Crops and Soils Specialist