South Central Kansas Experiment Field fall field day, August 29

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The South Central Kansas Experiment Irrigation Field near Hutchinson will host its fall field day on Tuesday, August 29. The field day begins at 5 p.m. with registration. A complimentary meal will be served after the presentations. Pre-registration to obtain a head count for the meal is requested by Monday, August 28 by contacting Gary Cramer at 620-491-3485 or by email at

Field day sponsored by Kansas State University Research and Extension and Kansas Corn Commission.

Field day topics and presenters include:

  • Review of Growing Season Conditions – Gary Cramer, Agronomist-in-Charge, South Central Kansas Experiment Field
  • Kansas Corn Commission update – Paige Lutz, Kansas Corn Commission Central Kansas Representative
  • Re-evaluation of recommended corn seeding rates – Ignacio Ciampitti, Crop Production and Cropping Systems Specialist
  • Variable rate application of soil-applied herbicides – Garrison Gundy, Agronomy Graduate Student
  • Update on cotton research – Stu Duncan, Northeast Area Crops and Soils Specialist and Gary Cramer
  • Sugarcane aphid and other insects update – Jeff Whitworth, Extension Entomology

The field day will be held at the irrigation field, approximately 2 miles south of Partridge on Highway 61, at the intersection of Highway 61 and Red Rock Road, on the east side of the road. The field address is 9314 W. K-61 Highway.