The Western Kansas Agricultural Research Centers (WKARC), one of several administrative units accountable to the KAES director, is composed of four sub-units including the Agricultural Research Center - Hays (ARCH), the Southwest Research-Extension Center - Garden City (SWREC) and Southwest Research-Extension Center - Tribune (SWREC-T), and the Northwest Research-Extension Center - Colby (NWREC).
News and Information
Released: April 4, 2016
Cover Crop Field Day
The Western Kansas Agricultural Research Centers will be presenting a Cover Crop Field Day on May 13 at the HB Ranch (located South of Cedar Bluff Reservoir). Researchers will discuss cover crop management options in dryland wheat-based systems.
HAYS, Kan. – Growing cover crops to enhance soil quality and nutrient cycling and suppress weeds and pests as part of a wheat production system is increasingly being considered by producers, but the water requirements pose a concern for growers in western Kansas.
Kansas State University researchers have been evaluating cover crop management options in water-limited environments and will discuss their findings at a Cover Crop Field Day on Friday, May 13 at the K-State HB Ranch near Hays.
The day includes presentations by K-State faculty, growers and government officials.
- K-State cover crop research – John Holman, K-State agronomist.
- Cover crop plot tour – Augustine Obour, K-State agronomist.
- Growers’ perspective – Brice Custer and Larry Manhart, cover crop growers.
- Cover crops and soil health – Candy Thomas, USDA/Natural Resources Conservation Service.
- Grazing cover crops – Sandy Johnson, K-State animal scientist.
The field day and tour starts at 10 a.m. at K-State’s HB Ranch. A complimentary lunch is included. The ranch is four miles south of the Cedar Bluff Dam on Kansas Highway 147. Attendees are asked to RSVP by May 6 to Milissa Alexander at 785-625-3425 or email@example.com.
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
For more information:
Milissa Alexander - 785-625-3425 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Field Day Location Map:
Kansas Wheat Day
May 26, 2016
K- State Agricultural Research Center-Hays
1232 240th Ave, Hays, KS 67601
The KSU Ag Research Center will be hosting the Kansas Wheat Day on May 26th, 2016.
Field Day Schedule:
8:30 Registration at Auditorium --- Coffee, drinks, and donuts available (Sponsored by Kansas Wheat Alliance)
9:00 Opening Remarks --- Bob Gillen, WKARC Department Head
9:15 Wheat Variety Tour --- Guorong Zhang, WKARC Wheat Breeder
10:15 Weed Management in Wheat-based Cropping Systems---Phillip Stahlman, WKARC Weed Scientist
10:40 Tillage Effects and Nitrogen Application --- Augustine Obour, WKARC Soil Scientist
11:00 Utilizing UAS Imaging Capacity in Wheat Breeding Programs --- Robert Aiken, WKARC Plant Physiologist
11:30 Emerging Issue with Wheat Stem Sawfly --- JP Michaud, KSU Entomologist
12:00 Lunch --- Sponsored by Kansas Wheat Commission