Northwest Research-Extension Center Spring Field Day, June 4

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The Northwest Research-Extension Center in Colby will host its 2015 Spring Field Day on Thursday, June 4, with a complimentary lunch to follow.

Registration, coffee and donuts plus introductions start at 8:30 a.m. Field tours and presentations begin at 9 a.m.

  • Solid stem wheat varieties for Kansas – Lucas Haag, Northwest Area Crops and Soils Specialist
  • Emerging crop pests: Wheat stem sawfly and sugarcane aphid – J.P. Michaud, Agricultural Research Center-Hays entomologist
  • Nitrogen management with crop sensors – Jeanne Falk-Jones, Sunflower District Agronomy
  • Kochia management in wheat stubble and fallow – Curtis Thompson, Weed Management Specialist and Extension Agronomy State Leader
  • Field peas for fallow replacement – Lucas Haag
  • Why are some wheat varieties more drought resistant? – Rob Aiken, Northwest Research-Extension Center Agronomist
  • Wheat marketing and management outlook – Dan O’Brien, Northwest Area Agricultural Economist

Lunch, compliments of several sponsors, will be served at noon, following the last presentation.

More information is available at or by calling 785-259-2723.