Cover Your Acres Winter Conference, January 15-16 in Oberlin

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K-State Research and Extension is partnering with the Northwest Kansas Crop Residue Alliance to host the 15th annual Cover Your Acres Winter Conference for crop producers and consultants on January 15-16 at the Gateway Center in Oberlin, Kansas.

Cover Your Acres is a producer-driven meeting focused on new ideas and research-based updates in crop production in northwest Kansas and the central High Plains region.

The conference, which typically draws more than 400 attendees from Kansas and other states, highlights the latest technology, methods, and conservation practices to improve crop production in the region. This year it will feature university specialists and industry representatives discussing the following topics:

  • A fresh look at High Plains irrigated soybean management
  • Adjuvants and their effects on herbicides and tank mixes
  • Current financial status of NW Kansas farms
  • Dryland corn hybrids, seeding rates, and planting dates
  • Getting peak performance from paraquat – Rates, adjuvants, droplets, and more
  • Land values and rental rates – Where are we going?
  • Managing insect resistance in corn
  • Palmar amaranth management
  • Remediation of eroded high pH hilltop soils with manure
  • Top 3 mistakes in Northwest Kansas wheat production
  • Producer panel discussion


The same programs will be offered both days of the conference. Registration will begin at 7:45 a.m. with educational sessions ending at 5:00 p.m. The sessions are followed by a “bull session” on Tuesday evening where attendees can visit with industry and university specialists while enjoying heavy hor d’oeurves.

Early registration is due by January 9. The fee is $45 for either January 15 or 16 or $65 for both days. After January 9, the cost is $65 per day. The conference fee includes lunch, morning and afternoon refreshments, and educational materials. The program offers a total of 10 continuing education unit (CEU) credits for Certified Crop Advisors and 4 CEUs for Commercial Applicators.

To view the conference details and for online registration, visit For questions, call 785-462-6281.

Major sponsors of the conference include Pioneer, Hoxie Implement Co., Nutrien Ag Solutions, Lang Diesel, Bayer, National Sunflower Association, Plains Equipment Group, and SureFire Ag. CCA and Commercial Applicator CEU’s have been applied for.




Lucas Haag, Northwest Area Crops and Soils Specialist