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Saline County dryland corn plot /on-farm research tour, July 28

K-State Research and Extension and the Central Kansas Extension District will host tours of two dryland corn seeding rate plots and one stop featuring site-specific precision ag technology using satellite imagery in Saline County on Thursday, July 28.

Focus of the tour will be a discussion of the on-farm research plots at each farm -- evaluating twin row vs. 30" row corn, the use of satellite imagery in site-specific precision farming, and dryland corn seeding rates.

The first stop will begin at 8:30 a.m. at the Dwight Conley farm located 1 mile south of Gypsum on Gypsum Valley Rd. and then 1/4  mile east on Assaria Rd. An on-farm research plot sponsored by Great Plains Manufacturing, comparing twin row corn vs. 30" row corn at three seeding rates will be discussed.

The second stop will begin at 9:30 a.m. at Shadelawn farm, operated by Justin Knopf, located 1 mile north of Gypsum, just north of the Gypsum Valley Rd. and McReynolds Rd. intersection. An on-farm research plot featuring the use of site-specific precision agriculture tools and satellite imagery will be discussed, as will the use of a triticale cover crop following corn last year, and where no-till soybeans were planted in 2016.             

The last stop will begin at 11:00 a.m. at the Mark Pettijohn farm located southwest of Solomon.  From Solomon, go 1 ½ mile west on Old Hwy 40 then 3/4 mile south on Donmyer Rd. to Campbell Rd., then east 1 mile to the T intersection, and then south 1 mile to the plot. If coming from the south, from the Donmyer Rd./Country Club Rd. intersection go 4 miles north to Campbell Rd. then east 1 mile to the T intersection and then south 1 mile to the plot. An on-farm research plot, featuring dryland corn seeding rates of 14, 18, 22, 26 and 30,000 seeds per acre, will be discussed.

Speakers include K-State Extension specialists Ignacio Ciampitti, Stu Duncan, and Jeff Whitworth; Tom Maxwell, Central Kansas District extension crop production agent; and the cooperating farmers.

For more information about the tours, contact Tom Maxwell at the CKD3 - Salina office at 785-309-5850. All interested persons are invited to attend any or all of these tour stops. No RSVP is needed.

 

Tom Maxwell, Central Kansas Extension District crop production agent
tmaxwell@ksu.edu

Ignacio Ciampitti, Crop Production and Cropping Systems Specialist
ciampitti@ksu.edu