2019 Agronomy Fall Field Day, September 20 in Manhattan

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The 2019 growing season presented many weather-related challenges to producers in Kansas and neighboring states.  In response to these challenges, the focus of the 2019 Agronomy Fall Field Day is “Building Resiliency in Agronomy”. The field day is scheduled for Friday, September 20, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Agronomy North Farm, 2200 Kimball Ave (across from Bill Snyder Stadium) in Manhattan.

Variations in weather and climate are becoming more pronounced and challenging each year. Topics will focus on understanding how different agronomic practices and technologies can aid producers in building a more resilient production system. From integration of cover crops and erosion control to advances in crop genetics and breeding, building resilient cropping systems to withstand these extreme environmental changes is crucial to the overall productivity and profitability of Kansas agriculture.

An overview of the topics includes:

  • Resilient soils through conservation practices – Dr. Peter Tomlinson and Carlos Boninipires
  • Wheat genetics and technology – Dr. Alan Fritz
  • Sorghum genetics and resiliency: Delivering traits from seed bank to seed bag – Dr. Geoff Morris
  • Crop physiology and extreme temperatures – Dr. Krishna Jagadish
  • Managing variability in the field for corn and soybeans - Dr. Ignacio Ciampitti
  • Using Mesonet and climate data for crop production in Kansas – Chip Redmond

The field day will kick-off with registration at 9:00 am. Tours will begin at 9:30 am and a sponsored lunch will be served to conclude the event. There is no cost and all interested individuals are encouraged to attend.

Preregistration is requested by September 16 so that an accurate lunch count can be made. The online registration link is now open at: http://bit.ly/AgronFieldDay2019. You can also preregister by calling Troy Lynn Eckart at 785-532-0400. On-site registration will also be available.

For more information, interested persons can contact Dorivar Ruiz Diaz at 785-532-6183 or ruizdiaz@ksu.edu