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Soybean field, Hays Fall Field Day

The K-State Agricultural Research Center in Hays will hold its annual Fall Field Day on Wednesday, August 21.

Agricultural research center in Hays hosts Fall Field Day on Aug. 21

Updates on managing many Kansas crops will be highlighted

August 7, 2019

HAYS, Kan. – Kansas State University’s Agricultural Research Center in Hays will provide updated management strategies for numerous Kansas crops when it hosts the annual fall field day on Wednesday, August 21.

There is no cost to attend the event, which takes place from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Lunch will be provided. The research center is located at 1232 240th Avenue in Hays.

The schedule includes a series of field tours beginning at 9 a.m., including:

  • Pearl millet hybrid performance
  • Grain sorghum hybrid performance
  • Occasional tillage in wheat-sorghum-fallow rotations
  • Integrated weed management in soybeans
  • Pre- and post-herbicide options for weed management in grain sorghum
  • Imidazolinone-tolerant grain sorghum: A new technology for weed control.

The afternoon includes a look at insect management in soybeans; and a presentation on alternative crops for western Kansas, including field peas and industrial hemp.

Organizers say that pesticide applicators and certified crop consultants can earn up to four hours of continuing education credits by attending this year’s field day.

Interested persons are encouraged to pre-register by calling 785-625-3425. More information, including a list of speakers for this year’s field day, is available online at www.hays.k-state.edu.

At a glance

K-State experts will provide updated management strategies on many Kansas crops during the free field day.


K-State Agricultural Research Center, Hays


Milissa Alexander
785-625-3425, Ext. 200

Written by

Pat Melgares


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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 wellbeing 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.