Hays Research Center Fall Field Day Is Wednesday

Tours, seminars will look at sorghum breeding, herbicides for sorghum, row crop diseases, stacked corn traits, sunflower pests, the value of cover crops and wheat rust diseases.

Published on: Aug 24, 2010
The K-State Research and Extension Agricultural Research Center in Hays is hosting its Fall Field Day on Wednesday (Aug. 25). Registration starts at 8:30 a.m. with a 9 a.m. welcome by Bob Gillen, department head for the Western Kansas Agricultural Research Centers, followed by field tours.

Tours and seminars will be led by a variety of researchers and extension staff from K-State Research and Extension.

Topics on the agenda for the tours include sorghum breeding for Western Kansas, new herbicides for sorghum, 2010 row crop diseases, and stacked corn on dryland acres. Seminars will begin at 11:30 a.m. in the auditorium on managing key sunflower pests, value of cover crops in wheat and rust issues with the 2010 wheat crop.

Lunch will be provided. The field day will conclude by 2:30 p.m. Questions can be answered at 785-625-3425 or on the center´s website at www.wkarc.org.