K-State Agricultural Research Center-Hays Fall Field Day, August 27

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An alternative crop for fallow and a tiny pest that may be a new threat to sorghum are among the topics to be covered at the Kansas State University Agricultural Research Center’s Fall Field Day in Hays on Wednesday, Aug. 27. The center is located at 1232 204th Ave.

Registration and refreshments start at 9 a.m., followed by the program and field tours beginning at 9:30 a.m. Lunch and two presentations indoors will close out the day.

Field tour and auditorium presentation topics include:

  • Camelina sativa as an alternative fallow replacement – Augustine Obour, soil scientist, ARC-Hays
  • Glyphosate-resistant weeds: Update and management – Phil Stahlman, weed scientist, ARC-Hays
  • New sorghum parents and current commercial hybrids – Ramasamy Perumal, sorghum breeder, ARC-Hays
  • Potential for cool-season grass legume mixtures – Augustine Obour
  • Grain yields after 40 years of no-till – Augustine Obour
  • Sugarcane aphid, a new threat to grain sorghum (auditorium) – J.P. Michaud, entomologist, ARC-Hays
  • Grain market and farm profitability outlook 2014-2015 (auditorium) – Dan O’Brien, agricultural economist, K-State Northwest Research-Extension Center-Colby

More information is available by calling 785-625-3425