The Southeast Research and Extension Center will host a Spring Crops Field Day on May 23 to update producers in the region on the latest information on varieties, production methods, and disease management.
The field day starts with registration and a complimentary breakfast from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. at the research center, 25092 Ness Road, (immediately south of U.S. Highway 400) in Parsons.
The program includes:
Wheat Variety Plot Tour – Doug Shoup, K-State extension crops and soils specialist, Lonnie Mengarelli, K-State research assistant, and seed company representatives
Effectiveness of Precision Planting Row Units – Ajay Sharda, K-State extension precision agriculture/machine systems engineer
Reducing the Impact of Fusarium Head Blight in Wheat – Gretchen Sassenrath, K-State crop production agronomist
Corn and Soybean Disease Update – Doug Jardine, K-State extension plant pathologist
There is no cost to attend. In case of rain, the program will be conducted indoors. More information is available by calling 620-421-4826.