Agricultural Research Center-Hays fall field day, August 24
Sugarcane aphids, sorghum hybrids, summer annual forages, and economic considerations linked to inputs are among the topics at the 2016 Fall Field Day on Aug. 24, at the Agricultural Research Center-Hays.
The field day starts with registration at 9:00 a.m. and the welcome and field tour by K-State scientists at 9:30 a.m. The tour includes:
- Development of cold tolerant grain sorghum – Ramasamy Perumal, sorghum breeder
- The search for new herbicide options in grain sorghum – Phil Stahlman, weed scientist
- Tillage x Nitrogen x Sorghum hybrid: Sorting out the Mix – Augustine Obour, soil scientist
- Summer annual forage comparisons: Production and quality – John Holman, cropping systems agronomist
- Improving pearl millet for the Great Plains – Desalegn Serba, millet breeder
Following a complimentary lunch, presentations in the auditorium include:
- Sugarcane aphid: Current status and management – JP Michaud, entomologist
- Inputs, returns and breakeven production in a challenging market – Mark Wood, agricultural economist with Kansas Farm Management Association
More information about the field day is available by calling 785-625-3425. Information about the research center is available online at K-State Research and Extension Agricultural Research Center-Hays.