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Kansas State University

1712 Claflin Rd.

2004 Throckmorton PSC

Manhatan, KS 66506



Extension Agronomy

K-State Sorghum School set for March 31 in Phillipsburg

K-State will hold a Sorghum School on March 31 in Phillipsburg, at the Phillips County Fair Building, 1481 U.S. Hwy 183. The school begins with registration at 9:30 a.m. and adjourns at 2:30 p.m.

The topics and speakers for the school are:

10:00 – 10:40: Sorghum market outlook and profitability prospects – Dan O’Brien

10:40 – 11:30: Sorghum insects / Sugarcane aphid – J.P. Michaud, Entomologist, KSU Ag Research Center-Hays

11:30 – Noon: MyFields/Insects – Brian McCornack and W. Johnson, Dept. of Entomology


12:40 – 1:10: Sorghum production practices – Lucas Haag, Northwest Area Crops and Soils Specialist

1:10 – 1:40: Sorghum fertilization practices – Dorivar Ruiz Diaz, Nutrient Management Specialist

1:40 – 2:30: Weed management: New and key strategies – Curtis Thompson, Weed Management Specialist

Lunch will be provided, courtesy of the sponsors. There is no cost to attend, but participants are asked to pre-register by March 28. CEUs and Commercial Pesticide Credits will be offered. Lunch will be provided by the sponsorship of the Kansas Grain Sorghum Commission.

Online registration is available at: http://bit.ly/KSSORGHUMSchools

 You can also register by emailing or calling the Phillips-Rook District Research and Extension, Phillipsburg office at 785-543-6845. For more information, contact:

Contact Information:

Cody Miller, Ag Extension District Agent, Phillips-Rooks District codym@ksu.edu

 Lucas Haag, Northwest Area Crops and Soils Specialist lhaag@ksu.edu

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

 Jill Barnhardt, Kansas Grain Sorghum Commission jill@ksgrainsorghum.org