Western Kansas Agricultural Research Centers
Western Kansas Agricultural Research Centers

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).

 

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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.


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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.


Story by:
Mary Lou Peter
mlpeter@ksu.edu
K-State Research and Extension
http://www.ksre.ksu.edu/

For more information:
Dr. Bob Gillen - 785-259-2723 or gillen@ksu.edu

 

 


 
 
 
Released: May 11, 2015
 
Spring Field Day Planned June 5 in Garden City
 
GARDEN CITY, Kan. – The focus is on wheat and triticale at the Spring Field Day planned for Friday,
June 5 at the K-State Southwest Research-Extension Center in Garden City.
 
The educational event begins with registration and introductions at 4:30 p.m. K-State Research and Extension specialists will provide the latest information on wheat varieties, plus managing diseases and insects that pose a challenge to wheat production.
 
A presentation on triticale forage varieties wraps up the program, which is followed by a complimentary supper.
 
More information about the Spring Field Day is available by calling 620-276-8286.
 
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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.
 
Story by:
 
Mary Lou Peter
K-State Research and Extension
 
For more information:
Dr. John Holman – 620-276-8286
 
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