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Southeast Kansas Spring Crops Field Day May 24 in Parsons

Presentations and tour include wheat, corn and normalized difference vegetation index information.

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Released: May 11, 2016

PARSONS, Kan. – Recent corn and wheat research will be on display at Kansas State University’s Southeast Research and Extension Center Spring Crops Field Day and Tour, Tuesday, May 24, in Parsons, Kansas. It will be hosted at the K-State Southeast Research and Extension Center, 25092 Ness Road (immediately south of U.S. Highway 400 on Ness Road).

Registration and breakfast, compliments of commercial sponsors, starts at 7:30 a.m. The program begins at 8:30 a.m., including:

  • Tour of wheat (43 varieties) plots – Allan Fritz, K-State wheat breeder; Lonnie Mengarelli, K-State research assistant; and seed company representatives;
  • Wheat disease management – Doug Shoup, K-State southeast area crops and soils specialist;
  • Using NDVI (Normalized Difference Vegetation Index) for nitrogen recommendations – Ray Asebedo, K-State precision agriculture specialist; and
  • Corn management – Gretchen Sassenrath, southeast area crop production agronomist.  

 The program will be hosted rain or shine. More information is available by calling 620-421-4826.


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

For more information:
Lyle Lomas, head of the Kansas State University Southeast Research and Extension Center
620-421-4826 or llomas@ksu.edu