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K-State’s East Central Kansas Experiment Field to host field day Aug. 17

Crop production including soil variability, satellite imagery, pests and diseases are focus of event planned in Ottawa.

corn fieldReleased: July 25, 2016

OTTAWA, Kan. – Kansas State University’s East Central Kansas Experiment Field near Ottawa will host its annual field day Wednesday, Aug. 17, starting at 9 a.m.

Field day presentation topics and presenters will include:

  • Mapping soil variability within producer fields – Gretchen Sassenrath, crop production agronomist, K-State Southeast Research and Extension Center;

  • Utilizing satellite imagery for nitrogen recommendations – Ray Asebedo, precision agriculture specialist, K-State Department of Agronomy;

  • Row crop disease update – Doug Jardine, state row crop plant pathologist, K-State Research and Extension;

  • Crop insect update – Jeff Whitworth, state field crop entomologist, K-State Research and Extension;

The program includes sponsored refreshments in the morning and a lunch following the program.

More information about this final field day, including driving directions, is available by calling K-State Research and Extension Agronomy at 785-532-5776.


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.

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For more information:
Doug Shoup, Southeast Crops and Soils Specialist
Kansas State University
620-820-6124 or dshoup@ksu.edu