K-State Research and Extension news service


Manhattan, KS – Two field days planned for the middle of August are designed to help improve the profitability of Kansas crop producers.


The Kansas River Valley Experiment Field will host its annual field day on Aug. 9 at the research station located one mile east of Rossville. The station is located on U.S. highway 24 on the south side of the road. The field day begins at 5 p.m.


The East-Central Experiment Field will host its annual field day on Aug. 17 at the research station located in Ottawa. The field day begins at 9 a.m.


A meal will be provided during both events, but interested persons are encouraged to pre-register to help organizers prepare.


For the Rossville event, contact Kaci Beck at K-State Research and Extension’s Shawnee County office, 785-232-0062 (ext. 100) by 5 p.m. on Aug. 8.


For the Ottawa event, call 785-242-5615 at least two days prior.


Both field days will feature presentations on getting the most out of money spent on nitrogen and phosphorus fertilizers; and sniffing out the shifting weather patterns.


In addition, the Rossville field day includes a presentation on strategies to manage pigweeds with cover crops; and the Ottawa field day includes presentations on adjusting weed management strategies for soybean planting date, and fitting fungicides into wheat management in eastern Kansas.


Both events are sponsored by K-State Research and Extension and the K-State Department of Agronomy, and are free to attend.