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Southwest Kansas corn and sorghum production in focus at Aug. 25 field day

Updates on irrigation, weed and pest research, plus exhibitor booths are part of the day’s program.

corn fieldReleased: July 21, 2016

GARDEN CITY, Kan. – Corn and sorghum will take center stage at the K-State Southwest Research-Extension Center’s Fall Field Day Thursday, Aug. 25. The center is located at 4500 E. Mary St. in Garden City.

Registration with time to visit exhibitor booths starts at 8 a.m. The program, followed by field tours, begins at 9:15 a.m. Lunch will be served at noon, compliments of commercial exhibitors and seminars start at 1 p.m.

One field tour includes: Summer Annual Forages; Iron Chlorosis in Grain Sorghum; Weed Control in Irrigated Corn; Weed Control in Irrigated Sorghum; and Impact of Increasing Sorghum Population and Fertility on Weed Control of Ultra-Low Herbicide Inputs.

Another field tour includes: Mobile Drip Irrigation for Corn Production; Soil Water Sensors and Plan Canopy Temperature Sensors for Irrigation Scheduling; and a Corn and Sorghum Insect Update.

The topics of the afternoon seminars are:

  • Limited Irrigation Research Update;
  • Beneficial Insect Blitz (including information on laws, safety labels and environmental concerns); and
  • Occasional Tillage in Wheat-Sorghum-Fallow.

Continuing education credits are available for attendees.

More information is available by contacting the K-State Southwest Research-Extension Center at 620-276-8286.


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

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