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Ag Field Day Set for Aug. 29 in Garden City

GARDEN CITY, Kan. – Field tours and seminars on topics ranging from water issues to cover crops to comparisons of weed control in irrigated corn are highlights at the K-State Research and Extension field day planned Aug. 29 at the Southwest Research-Extension Center. The center is located at 4500 East Mary Street in Garden City.

The field day, which begins with registration plus complimentary coffee and doughnuts and an opportunity to visit agricultural product displays, begins at 8 a.m. with the program starting at 9:15 a.m. The day ends with a complimentary lunch served at noon.

Field tour topics include:

  • Comparisons of Weed Control Options in Teff, Forage Sorghum, and Sorghum-Sudangrass for Catch Crop Forage;
  • Comparisons of Herbicide Carryover in Teff, Forage Sorghum, and Sorghum-Sudangrass;
  • Comparisons of Weed Control in Irrigated Corn with 48 Herbicide Tank Mixes;
  • Herbicide-resistant Inzen Sorghum for Post-emergence Grass and Broadleaf Weed Control;
  • Weed Control with 32 Herbicide Tank Mixes for Irrigated Sorghum;
  • Effects of AQUAmax Hybrid Corn on Spider Mite Populations; and
  • Enhancing Sorghum Nitrogen Use Efficiency through Fertilizer Management.

Seminars include:

  • Effects of Different Irrigation Levels on Western Corn Rootworm Root Injury to Bt and Isoline Plants;
  • Cover Crops in Western Kansas; and
  • Water Issues in Western Kansas: It’s Not Just the Water Level.

Attendees who participate in the tour can earn 1.0 credit hour for category 1A commercial pesticide applicator recertification and 0.5 credit hour for participating in “Effects of AQUAmax Hybrid Corn on Spider Mite Populations.”

More information about the field day is available by calling 620-276-8286 or email [email protected].

About Derek Nester

Derek Nester was born and raised in Blue Rapids, and graduated from Valley Heights High School in May of 2000. He attended Cowley College in Arkansas City and Johnson County Community College in Overland Park studying Journalism & Media Communication. After stops at KFRM and KCLY radio in Clay Center, he joined KNDY in 2002 as a board operator and play by play announcer. Derek is now responsible for the digital content of Dierking Communications, Inc. six radio stations. In 2005 Derek joined the staff of KCFX radio in Kansas City as a production coordinator for the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network, which airs on over 70 radio stations across 12 Midwest states and growing.