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Department of Agronomy

Kansas State University

1712 Claflin Rd.

2004 Throckmorton PSC

Manhatan, KS 66506



Extension Agronomy

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 jfalkjones@ksu.edu or lhaag@ksu.edu.


Jeanne Falk Jones, Sunflower District Agronomist

Lucas Haag, Northwest Area Crops and Soils Specialist