In a joint effort between K-State Research and Extension and 21st Century Bean, two Dry Bean Field Days have been scheduled in western Kansas in early September. The first event will take place on September 7 at 3:00 p.m. (MT) near Weskan, KS. The program will include updates on the latest research on upright pinto varieties, insect monitoring and management, and research on different planting practices by K-State researchers. The second event is scheduled for the following day, September 8, at 8:30 a.m. in Colby at the K-State Northwest Research and Extension Center. Participants will walk through research plots for pinto and cowpeas that showcase research on variety performance, inoculation, and seeding rates.
If you plan to attend, please contact the organizers online at www.sunflower.ksu.agronomy or call 21st Century Bean at 785-852-4203.
3:00 p.m. MT Pinto Management Update
4:30 Driving tour of dry bean fields
6:00 Supper following at Towns End Tavern – Sharon Springs
Plot location: From Weskan, go west on Hwy 40 to Road 3. Go 3.25 mi south to Ironhorse Road. Go 0.4 mi west, plot on south side. Plot Cooperator: E & H Farms
8:30 a.m. CT Walk through of pinto and cowpea research plots. See irrigated and dryland research plots: cowpea and pinto variety performance tests, & inoculation and seeding rate cowpea plots
Location: K-State Research and Extension Center – Colby