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Field Day: Crop Production Efficiency, Margin Improvements
Kansas Ag Connection - 08/02/2016

Sugarcane aphids, sorghum hybrids, summer annual forages and economic considerations linked to inputs are among the topics at the 2016 Fall Field Day on Aug. 24, hosted by the K-State Research and Extension Agricultural Research Center at Hays.

The day starts with registration at 9:00 a.m. and the welcome and field tour by K-State scientists at 9:30 a.m. The tour includes:

-- Development of Cold Tolerant Grain Sorghum -- Ramasamy Perumal, sorghum breeder;

-- The Search for New Herbicide Options in Grain Sorghum -- Phil Stahlman, weed scientist;

-- Tillage X Nitrogen X Sorghum Hybrid: Sorting out the Mix -- Augustine Obour, soil scientist;

-- Summer Annual Forage Comparisons: Production and Quality -- John Holman, cropping systems agronomist; and

-- Improving Pearl Millet for the Great Plains -- Desalegn Serba, millet breeder;

Following a complimentary lunch, presentations in the auditorium include:

-- Sugarcane Aphid: Current Status and Management -- JP Michaud, entomologist; and

-- Inputs, Returns and Breakeven Production in a Challenging Market -- Mark Wood, agricultural economist with Kansas Farm Management Association.

More information about the field day is available by calling 785-625-3425. Information about the research center is available online at www.wkarc.org.

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