2022 Crop Pest Management Schools

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Get registered to attend one of the 2022 Crop Pest Management Schools. This year, two schools will be offered in the traditional, in-person format on November 30 in Beloit and December 1 in Grainfield.  

Each school will start at 7:50 am with registration and conclude at 5:00 pm. A lunch will be provided to all participants. The cost to attend either of the events is $50 if registered by November 22. After November 22 and at the door, the cost will be $75. Please register at northwest.k-state.edu/events/

Each school will feature a variety of topics on weed control, insects, and diseases. The agenda for both locations, with speakers and topics, is detailed below.

The dates and locations of each school are:

November 30 –Beloit, KS
Beloit First United Methodist Church
801 N. Bell St.
Beloit, KS 67420

December 1 – Grainfield, KS
St. Agnes Catholic Church
242 Cedar St.
Grainfield, KS 67737

Agenda for each school

7:50       Registration

8:15       Weather Influences on Herbicide Applications - Chip Redmond, K-State Asst Climatologist and Mesonet Manager

9:10       Research Update & Discussion on Utilizing Cover Crops & Pre-Emergence Herbicides - Vipan Kumar, K-State Weed Scientist at Hays

10:05    Break

10:20    Stalk rots, Ear rots, and Other Dry Weather Row Crop Diseases - Rodrigo Onofre, K-State Row Crop Pathologist

11:15    Herbicide resistance, mechanisms and alternative weed control technologies - Michael Walsh, University of Sydney (Australia) Weed Scientist

12:10    Lunch

12:50    Getting the most effective herbicide applications in dry conditions - Sarah Lancaster, K-State Extension Weed Scientist

1:45       Insect pests that we should be on the lookout for in central and western Kansas - Anthony Zukoff, K-State Entomologist

2:40       Break

2:55       Lookalikes – Is this herbicide damage or another pest problem? - Jeanne Falk Jones, K-State Multi-County Agronomist, Craig Dinkle, K-State Crop Production Agent, Sandra Wick, K-State Crop Production Agent

3:50       Kansas Regulations (Core Hour) with KDA Representative

4:45       Questions

5:00       Adjourn

Continuing Education Credits have been applied for and include:

  • 1A Commercial Applicators: 7 credits and 1 core hour
  • Certified Crop Advisor: 8 pest management credits


For questions, please contact the Northwest Area Research and Extension office at 785-462-6281 or email Jeanne Falk Jones at jfalkjones@ksu.edu


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