Released: May 7, 2015
‘All About That Wheat’ is Theme for Spring Field Day in Colby
Glyphosate-resistant kochia and nitrogen management using crop sensors are among topics
COLBY, Kan. – With the theme, “All About That Wheat,” the K-State Northwest Research-Extension Center will host its 2015 Spring Field Day on Thursday, June 4, with a complimentary lunch to follow.
Registration, coffee and donuts plus introductions start at 8:30 a.m. Field tours and presentations begin at 9 a.m.
• Solid stem wheat varieties for Kansas – Lucas Haag, K-State agronomist
• Emerging crop pests: Wheat stem sawfly and sugarcane aphid – J.P. Michaud, K-State entomologist
• Nitrogen management with crop sensors – Jeanne Falk-Jones, K-State agronomist
• Kochia management in wheat stubble and fallow – Curtis Thompson, K-State weed scientist
• Field peas for fallow replacement – Lucas Haag
• Why are some wheat varieties more drought resistant? – Rob Aiken, K-State crop scientist
• Wheat marketing and management outlook – Dan O’Brien, K-State agricultural economist
Lunch, compliments of several sponsors, will be served at noon, following the last presentation.
More information is available at http://www.wkarc.org or by calling 785-259-2723.
K State Research and Extension is a short name for the Kansas State University Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service, a program designed to generate and distribute useful knowledge for the well being of Kansans. Supported by county, state, federal and private funds, the program has county Extension offices, experiment fields, area Extension offices and regional research centers statewide. Its headquarters is on the K State campus in Manhattan.
Mary Lou Peter
K-State Research and Extension