Dryland Ag Day planned in Southwest Kansas, August 21

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Against the backdrop of a diminishing Ogallala Aquifer, dryland farming is increasingly moving into sharper focus. A Kansas State University field day planned in Tribune will feature research related to growing dryland crops in western Kansas.

The Dryland Ag Day will be August 21 at K-State’s Southwest Research-Extension Center, one mile west of Tribune on Kansas Highway 96.

Registration and refreshments are available at 8:30 a.m. MDT, followed by field tours, indoor seminars, and a lunch sponsored by TBK Bank.

Field tours starting at 9 a.m. MDT include:

  • Dryland corn planting date x maturity
  • Tillage vs. no-till in dryland systems
  • Dryland crop rotations
  • Weed control in fallow and row crop

Indoor seminar topics beginning at 11:15 a.m. MDT include:

  • Economics of dryland tillage systems
  • Managing iron chlorosis in grain sorghum
  • Production of annual forages

Presenters at the field day include:

  • Lucas Haag, Northwest Area Agronomist, Colby
  • John Holman, Cropping Systems Agronomist, Garden City
  • Augustine Obour, Soil Scientist, Western KS Research Center, Hays
  • Curtis Thompson, Weed Scientist
  • Monte Vandeveer, Southwest Research-Extension Center, Garden City
  • Alan Schlegel, Southwest Research-Extension Center, Tribune


More information is available by calling 620-376-4761.