K-State Research and Extension to Host Field Day at Columbus September 26

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K-State Research and Extension will host a field day at Columbus on September 26. The event will start at the Cherokee County 4-H building located at 114 W. Country Rd. in Columbus. Registration will begin at 8 a.m., with the program beginning at 8:30. Coffee and donuts will be furnished by the Columbus Chamber of Commerce.

Several topics will be discussed during the morning presentations by K-State faculty:

  • Crop Production in Southeast Kansas - Gretchen Sassenrath, Southeast Agricultural Research Center Crop Production Agronomist
  • Cover Crops and Soil Health - DeAnn Presley, Soil and Water Conservation Specialist
  • Corn and Soybean Disease Update - Doug Jardine, Plant Pathology Specialist
  • Annual Forage Crops for Grazing - Jaymelynn Farney, Southeast Area Beef Systems Specialist
  • Grain Sorghum Management in Southeast Kansas - Doug Shoup, Southeast Area Crops and Soils Specialist

Lunch will be provided after the presentations, sponsored by Ag Choice of Weir, Bartlett Coop, Beachner Grain, DeLange Seed, Farmers Coop of Baxter Springs and Columbus Kansas, Faulkner Grain, Kansas Alliance for Wetlands and Streams, McCune Coop, Modern Ag, and DuPont Pioneer. Booths will be available to visit with the sponsors.

Following lunch, the program will move to the Southeast Agricultural Research Center Columbus experiment field located 2 miles west of the intersection of Hwy 160 and K-7 then 2.5 miles north.

Demonstrations at the experiment field will include:

  • Changes in Soil Health with Management Practices - DeAnn Presley
  • Cover Crops in Crop Rotations - Gretchen Sassenrath
  • Grazing Preferences of Cattle - Dale Helwig, Cherokee County Research and Extension Agent
  • Cattle Rumen Microbiology - Jaymelynn Farney

For more information, contact Dale Helwig, Cherokee County Research and Extension, at 620-429-3849 or dhelwig@ksu.edu.


Figure 1. Map to Cherokee County 4-H building.