The spotlight is on cover crops at the 2017 Agronomy Field Day, November 3

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Exciting advances in cover crop research will be featured at the 2017 Agronomy Field Day on November 3 at the Ashland Bottoms Research Farm in Manhattan. Topics will focus on understanding the role cover crops play in weed control, soil quality, nutrient management, and more.

The full list of topics and K-State speakers:

  • Using cover crops for weed suppression – Anita Dille, Weed Ecology
  • Improving soil quality with cover crops – DeAnn Presley, Soil Management Specialist
  • Protecting surface water with healthy soils, cover crops, and fertilizer management – Nathan Nelson, Soil Fertility and Nutrient Management
  • Soybean Yields and Cover Crops – Ignacio Ciampitti and Doug Shoup, Crop Production Specialist and South East Area Agronomist.
  • Ten years of cover crops in a no-till wheat-sorghum-soybean rotation – Kraig Roozeboom, Cropping Systems Agronomist
  • Cover crops and the nitrogen cycle in the rotation – Peter Tomlinson, Environmental Quality Specialist

The field day will begin with registration at 9 a.m. and wrap up at 1 p.m. Sessions include two concurrent one-hour tours in the morning, starting at 9:30, followed by a poster session during and after lunch.

Stay tuned for more information concerning registration and other Field Day news in upcoming eUpdate articles.

For more information, interested persons can contact Dorivar Ruiz Diaz at 785-532-6183 or