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Kansas State University Wheat In-Depth Diagnostic School set for May 17-18

Colby is the site for research updates and field demonstrations 

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Released: April 14, 2016

MANHATTAN, Kan. – Professional agronomists and wheat producers should mark May 17 and 18 on their schedules for the latest Kansas State University Wheat In-Depth Diagnostic School, said Jeanne Falk Jones, K-State Research and Extension Sunflower District agronomist, and Lucas Haag, Northwest Area extension crops and soils specialist.

This year’s school will be held at K-State’s Northwest Research and Extension Center at 105 Experiment Farm Road, Colby.

“We have a tremendous program planned, with a full schedule of presentations on the latest research and lots of interesting field demonstrations,” Falk Jones said. “Anyone who works with wheat on a regular basis will benefit from our school this year.”

On May 17, the school runs from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. On May 18, the school begins at 8 a.m. and ends at 1 p.m.

Topics presented by K-State agronomists will include:

  • Wheat Growth and Development

  • General Wheat Production Problems

  • Wheat Diseases and Treatment Options

  • Water Use of Wheat As Part of Rotations

  • Weed Identification

  • Weed Control with Wheat Herbicides

  • Soil Fertility Needs of Wheat

  • Sprayer Calibration

  • Wheat Insects and Their Interaction with Diseases

  • New Technology in Wheat Breeding

The day is tailored to be a hands-on learning opportunity for agronomy professionals, farmers and anyone interested in wheat production, Haag said. It has approval for certified crop advisor and commercial pesticide applicator credits.

The cost is $140 for both days for those who RSVP by May 9. After that date, the cost is $180 for both days. Register online for the school at Wheat Diagnostic School.

For more information, contact the K-State Northwest Research and Extension Center at 785-462-6281, Falk Jones at jfalkjones@ksu.edu, or Haag at lhaag@ksu.edu


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, Manhattan.

Story by:
Steve Watson, swatson@ksu.edu

Additional Information:
Jeanne Falk Jones is at 785-462-6281 or jfalkjones@ksu.edu