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KANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY’S AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH CENTER AT HAYS WILL HOLD ITS FALL FIELD DAY, THIS YEAR TITLED “EVERY DROP COUNTS: MAXIMIZING CROP WATER USE” ON WEDNESDAY.  THE FIELD DAY, TO BE HELD AT THE RESEARCH CENTER LOCATED AT 1232 240TH AVE. IN HAYS, BEGINS WITH REGISTRATION AT 8:30 A.M. AND THE PROGRAM AT 9:00 A.M. PRESENTATIONS AND K-STATE PRESENTERS INCLUDE:  HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE FOR 2011-2012 DROUGHT BY BOB GILLEN; WATER REQUIREMENTS FOR WESTERN KANSAS CROPS BY LOYD STONE, SOIL SCIENTIST; DROUGHT IMPACTS ON SORGHUM GROWTH BY RAMASAMY PERUMAL, SORGHUM BREEDER; CONSERVING MOISTURE WITH TILLAGE AND RESIDUE MANAGEMENT BY DEANN PRESLEY, SOIL SCIENTIST; ALTERNATIVE ROW SPACING AND PLANT POPULATIONS BY LUCAS HAAG, CROPPING SYSTEMS AGRONOMIST; CROP ROTATION AND FALLOW EFFICIENCY BY ROB AIKEN, CROPS RESEARCH SCIENTIST; MANAGING WEEDS UNDER STRESSFUL CONDITIONS BY PHIL STAHLMAN, WEED SCIENTIST; AND THE CHALLENGE OF HIGH NITRATES IN CORN AND SORGHUM SILAGE BY JOHN JAEGER, BEEF CATTLE SCIENTIST.  COMPLIMENTARY COFFEE AND DONUTS WILL BE AVAILABLE IN THE MORNING AND A BARBECUE LUNCH WILL BE SERVED.  MORE INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE BY CALLING 785-625-3425.