K-State/KARA Crop Production Update: Dec. 6-7

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There is still time to register for the 2023 Crop Production Update, hosted by the Kansas Agribusiness Retailers Association (KARA) and in cooperation with K-State Research and Extension. The two-day event is set for December 6 and 7 at the Hilton Garden Inn, Manhattan, KS. Each day will kick off at 8:30 a.m. and conclude around 4:00 p.m. There will be 12 CCA CEUs offered, four 1A credits, and one core hour.

This training provides the latest research and technological advances in weed and insect control, fertilizer and chemical recommendations, crop production, water management, soil fertility, and more.

Speakers and Topics

December 6 – Wednesday

  • Northwest Kansas crop production update – Lucas Haag
  • Fertility management in winter wheat – Romulo Lollato
  • Cover crops management strategies in water-limited cropping systems – Logan Simon
  • Corn tillers: Plasticity or atrocity – Rachel Veenstra
  • Advancing corn and soybean management for yield and quality – Ana Carcedo and Ignacio Ciampitti
  • Soil water dynamics research update – Andres Patrignani
  • Core hour – Kansas Department of Agriculture

December 7 – Thursday

  • Irrigation and water management – Jonathan Aguilar
  • Weather outlook and expectations for 2023 – Chip Redmond
  • Row crops disease update – Maira Duffeck, Oklahoma St. Univ.
  • Palmer amaranth control in row crops – Sarah Lancaster
  • Rangeland management in Kansas – Walt Fick
  • Digital ag applied to entomology – Brian McCornack


You can register for the conference by visiting https://www.ksagretailers.org/events-training/crop-production-update/. The cost breakdown can be found by clicking on the registration button.


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Romulo Lollato – Wheat and Forages Specialist

Clay Fagan, Kansas Agribusiness Retailers Association – Director of Member Investment and Training

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