K-State Wheat Tour at Parsons Is May 29

Canola presentation to be included.

Published on: May 16, 2008

The K-State Research and Extension Southeast Agricultural Research Center will host a wheat tour and canola information session on Thursday, May 29 at the center's Parsons field, on Ness Road (also called North 32nd St.) immediately south of U.S. Highway 400.

The tour begins with registration and a complimentary breakfast at 7:30 a.m., followed by presentations beginning at 8:30 a.m.

Several of the presentations will include information pertinent to growing wheat in southeast Kansas and northeast Oklahoma, says K-State's Lyle Lomas, who is head of the research center. The presentation topics and presenters will include:

• Tour of Wheat Variety Plots (33 varieties) – Doug Shoup, K-State Extension agronomist, Kelly Kusel, K-State Research Technologist, and seed company representatives;
• Wheat Foliar Fungicide Update – Kenneth Kelley, K-State agronomist and Doug Jardine, K-State plant pathologist;
• Canola Production in Southeastern Kansas – Jim Long, K-State crop development agronomist; and
• Sensor-Based Nitrogen Management Strategies for Winter Wheat – Brian Arnall, Oklahoma State University plant and soil scientist.

Advance registration is not required. The tour will be held indoors in the event of rain, Lomas says. Further information is available by contacting the K-State Research and Extension Southeast Agricultural Research Center at 620-421-4826.